Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Cup of the Sea


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The Cup of the Sea
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I found a cup in the sea one day,
I found a cup in the sea.
On the sandy bottom I saw the cup,
On the sandy bottom it lay.
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Dare I pick it up?
This mysterious cup of the sea.
Dare I take it away with me?
The beautiful cup from the sea.
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White and blue and yellow it was,
White and blue you see.
And on it wild flowers were wot to bloom,
Like the sun at noon for me.
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I found a beautiful cup one day,
I found the beautiful Cup of the Sea.
I found the Cup of my Heart that day,
'Tis a Wonder for you and to me.
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This is a song I wrote today while I sat by the bay here at Sandgate in the company of grey skies and seagulls. It came out so quickly and I must say that I like it very much and the more so because it is a true story.
The beautiful Indian miniature painting is of Yumuna, daughter of Surya, God of the Sun, and sister of Yama, Ruler of the Kingdom of the Dead. She personifies the River Yamuna, a tributary of the Ganges. (click on the image for a better look) The Hindu Pantheon: An Introduction, Illustrated with 19th Century Indian Miniatures from the St. Petersburg Collection, E. Tyomkin and M. Vorobyova-Desyatovskaya, Garnet Publishing, UK, 1994.

5 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A very inspirational poem, Florence.

jude said...

i like the image . how dreamy. and really i like the image of you and your finding a cup in the sea. story is really an amazing dream catcher.

Florence Forrest said...

Thanks Captain :)

Jude, I agree with you completely! What else might we catch? What golden fish might we find swimming in that cup? I for one am willing to find out and I know you are too :)

xx

handmadelife said...

increadibly dreamy words and pictures, what a great hazy combination for the heatwave we're having down here!

Florence Forrest said...

While we are certainly sweltering here in Brisvagas I don't for one minute wish to be in Melbourne now! My sympathies go out to our "Mexican" brothers and sister during the heatwave.

So lovely of you to add your thoughts here :)

xx