Mari Martin

Manta - Poem by Mari Martin

The sun glitters
diamonds upon the sea
a vast blanket of emotions
moving, swaying
currents of Love consume me
drawing me into their power.

Above life flows bathed in sun
or tossed by storm.
Sea birds dance in the winds
their songs filling empty ears.
Ever drifting in the sky,
their need to feed continuous
always watching for the silver waves
that swim just below the surface.
They dip and dive
beaks piercing water
filling their bellies
then lift into the air
to search again and again for food,
a place to rest.

I am embraced by you
flowing within your vastness,
deep endless storm currents
or the calm.
held by your beauty.
I do not hunger.
Your blueness is filled with nourishment.
Oh Sea, my Beloved,
I have but to glide
open myself
let your waters flow through me
around me
surround me.

Deep within you where no light cast shadow
I live.
I do not need eyes to see.
Deep within you, I am.
a part of your world.
Your drifting sands my pillow.
Your hidden cliffs my pathways traversed in gentleness.

I am Manta,
wings outstretched,
I glide, bathed in you,
part of your life,
neither within or without.
I breathe you.
Live you.
One speck
within the ocean of the universe.
I am no more
no less.
I am Manta.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 26, 2009

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