Tag: British Columbia

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Princesses, Puppy Dogs and Ragdolls, Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Princesses, Puppy dogs, and Rag Dolls

Greater than the magic of fairytales
Is a simpler
More beautiful enchantment
When once upon a time
Comes with every sunrise

Here’s a realm
Where every little girl
Is a princess
Holding court
Over puppy dogs
And rag dolls

With her maids
And maidens
Explores a wonderland
Of salt spray
Sea shells
And hermit crabs

While the ocean
Stretches out
Beyond the horizon
Of imagination
Beckoning

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Disorder in the Wake, Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo Ferry, Georgia Strait, British Columbia, Canada

Disorder ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #312

I have convinced myself
That chaos follows me
As if a companion
Or a stalker I can not shake

Until today’s revelation
That it is merely disorder
Of my own orderly creation

Like the roiling waters
Left in the wake

Of a vessel underway

And I am always underway
Though always looking back

Focused on the havoc
Left behind
In the lives of self and others

Manufacturing in my mind
The spiritual narrative
Of a Job-like tragedy
That relieves me of responsibility

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Lost at Sea, Incinerator Rock, Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Sea ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #305

I lose myself in the sea
In the sounds of the waves
Breaking against the rocks
And the subtler susurrus
Of foamy water
Climbing then falling
The shallow sandy shoreline

The tiny boats
I make from the thoughts
I no longer want to have
Recede with the dying waves
To be consumed by the surf

I prepare more
With all the parts of me
I never asked for
Or cannot be rid of
And watch as they glide gently
Into roiling oblivion

I am free
For the duration
Of an ebb tide

Soon enough
The flood comes

The inexorable sea
Returns them all to me

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Becalmed, English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Becalmed ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #303

A grey day
Light flattened
By a thick
Midday haze

Made all the more grim
By my mood
Impenetrable as the atmosphere

From full steam
To dead ahead slow

All stations stop

Close my eyes
Deep breath

Not stopped
Becalmed
Diminished light emerges

Find the blue
In sky and  sea
Contrast highlight with shadow
Underway, with tranquil gratitude