I am seeking the sea

seeking the sea comp

Cast and reflected,
pulled by stars in evensong–
enchanted mirror.

Sounds fall unlettered, unversed,
in silence gilding the sky.

seeking the sea f close up s

For Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday with synonyms for magic and green.

seeking the sea back close up s

I’ve been embroidering this watercolor mandala for weeks, and even now I’m not sure I’m finished.  I like both the front and the back.


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35 responses to “I am seeking the sea”

  1. jmlandin says :

    Reminds me of a diatom!

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  2. Claudia McGill says :

    I like the uncolored side. Though I like both. But I love that the structure is the image in the uncolored one.

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    Both of the images are beautiful, and your words, too. I like that the first word, “cast,” can have multiple meanings.

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  4. Evelyn Flint says :

    Beautiful embroidery…

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  5. memadtwo says :

    That is simply wonderful. Great work.


  6. Jane Dougherty says :

    These are beautiful. The imagery of nets is one I’m fond of too, and that back image reminds me of a celestial map.

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    Lovey poem and the stitching is awesome, stitches of serenity, you will need to frame between glass so you can enjoy both sides.

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  8. Janice says :

    ‘gilding’ is a lovely word choice and your mandala is wonderful ( I really like the stitching)

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  9. V.J. Knutson says :

    This is so beautiful!

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  10. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    I especially liked the sounds as silent failing stars.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Gorgeous… I always enjoy your art and your poetry. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  12. alethakuschan says :

    that’s what one needs — an enchanted mirror that reflects back life so that we can see it better

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  13. moonminded says :

    Wow I love both of these and the verse too!

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  14. TheFeatheredSleep says :

    This is exquisite

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