I want to fly but fall like

a silent prayer.

My limbs are an anchor

as I slip beneath the surface.

Opened mouthed my lungs expand,

my once struggling palms lie flat

as gentle waves of the river rock me.

Strands of weed mingle with my breath,

my only thing of value.

Everything beautiful is here,

all that was lost.

Birds chorus to the ancient stones.

A thousand warriors rest in an

estuary of flowers,

I can hear their mournful lament.

celtic woman by woad

Celtic Woman…art by Woad


104 thoughts on “Estuary

  1. This poem reads like a connection to that ancient culture that once claimed most of Europe and held such a tight integration with nature and the magic of trees. It’s felt in the DNA that informs the subconscious. The tribe lives on even though we return to the ancients in the same way they did. “Birds chorus to the ancient stones and warriors rest in an estuary of flowers. “ Words I can hear and see. Your connection must be powerful indeed.

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      1. You are absolutely correct Holly. I’m thrilled you do connect with the Female warriors of which history is slowly revealing that there were many more women warriors and in high rank as well than we knew before when the old Patriarchy suppressed the truth of these brave women. Their bones and the weapons at their sides don’t lie.

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  2. Your poem touches me Holly because I studied the flora inside a estuary on the mud in 1963/64. It was a hard work but I was in charm to be alone among the long stem flowers such the Aster maritima and a lot of bees flying among the flowers .
    Love ❤

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          1. I’m not really a beer drinker but prefer Heineken or Corolla if I am going to drink it. You were kidding about Bitburger Pils right? I have to give the Bitburger’s credit for establishing a brewery in (at that time) a small town but it was pretty darn awful. My drink of choice in Germany was Cognac.

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          2. Yes, Holly! I am kidding about Bitburger. 🙂 Heineken could be good. I really prefer Budweiser, but the Original, from Budweis, CZ, or Pilsener Urquell (CZ). :-). Cognac is great too, but whisky – whats about a twelve year old Glenfiddich is fantastic too. 😉

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  3. This is so very beautiful and sensual, Holly! I adore it. ❦❦❦
    Oddly enough, the new Art Gowns post has to do with an estuary of flowers, in a way, and an Irish castle.
    I brazenly mention it, in case Art Gowns has fallen off your radar, as well. xo

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