Sea Grass

Last week, I had the pleasure to get to know a Landscape Sculpture Artist, Angela Rose. I went to see one of her temporary installations at the Heritage Museums and Gardens in the Cape town of Sandwich. This poem represents what I learned from Angela about the ecological importance of sea grass interpreted in the experience of her sculpture pictured below.

Beneath II by Angela Rose

Sea Grass

Sea grass
like a field of wheat
in the tide,
a tide of undulating trees

Long conduit stems
of sea grass clumps
in the swirling waters
of flowing people

We, the sea creatures,
hiding in the densest
circles of grass

Weaving our way
downhill,
our footsteps joining,
creating a path of least resistance
A safe path
Safety of the tall grass
in the midst of an open, vulnerable terrain

When the sea grass is gone
the sea creatures will vanish,
a ghost path will remain
for a little while

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Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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