Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Waves of Words for Wednesday


MERMAID

Leagues, leagues over the sea I sail
Couched on a wallowing dolphin's tail.

The sky is on fire, the waves a-sheen,
I dabble my foot in the billows green.

In a sea-weed hat on the rocks I sit,
where tern and sea-mew glide and beat,
and where dark shadows the cormorants meet.

In caverns cool when the tide's a wash,
I sound my conch to the watery splash.

From out their grottos at evenings beam,
the mermaids swim with locks agleam.

~Walter de la Mare

12 comments:

sherry ♥ lee said...

Walter de la Mare...gosh I haven't heard about him in a long time. This is wonderful!! Your hat and your jewels speak of the sea!!! xoxoxox

Touchatou said...

I didn't know de la Mare, thanks for sharing. ;)
Nice pendant and hat ! Really nice !

Becky Wilson said...

Oh what a dreamy watery vision of beauty. :)

Heather said...

how serene... beautiful creations!

The Josie Baggley Company said...

Hello there chicken.They look like tiny rose petals! are they? So lovely. I have my hat on my mannequin at the top of the stairs so as it can be seen coming in to the house. I just love it. It's the best item that I've purchased in a LONG time. Your hats are so professionally made and the fabrics are of the best quality. Anyway my friend Happy New Year to You and may all your hopes and dreams become a reality in 2010

love
Rainey
xx

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love the poem - and the hat is wonderful!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Sweet Julie,

This poem is so lovely and my sister is SO enjoying the wonderful hat!! I almost didn't sent it to her at first!

Happy New Year Sweet One,
LuLu~*xoxo

Athena's Armoury said...

You made me feel like I was awash on the beach instead of freezing (in FL!). I love my snakeskin pendant. =)

stregata said...

Wishing you a most wonderous, wonderful New Year!

Amy said...

I'm in love with this hat!

Mana Moon Studios said...

Hauntingly beautiful and I adore both of your sea faring creations!
One of my wishes this year is for one of your gorgeous hats to find permanent residence in my studio - nice to have dreams to work towards.
♥Sharon

Chrisy said...

Oh my that pendant is beautiful...the poem goes so well with it too...