The Foreshore Shaman

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Enter through yellow eye

into bird mind of

the foreshore shaman.

Come inhabit the spaces

between water

earth and sky.

 

How long have you got?

I’m just biding my time

sitting still, tuning in.

 

Listen to the wind;

wave pulse, lapping

on stone. Feel, sun

and moon movements.

 

Observe worlds formed

in rock pools, constellations

of barnacles, breathe in

sea salt air.

 

I see through reflection

beyond the mirror.

 

Sense the movement

that precedes

the moment, to

 

step forward

stop time, poised

with calm intent

to pierce the void.

 

In one movement:

from the depths

a fish –

……………….Ensō !

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Heron Shaman encountered at Black Sands, Aberdour, Fife, Saturday, 16th January 2016.

Now playing: David Behrman – On the Other Ocean

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2 Responses to The Foreshore Shaman

  1. thefeatheredsleep says:

    Brilliant

  2. aubrey says:

    Boyfriend and I saw a Night Heron (such an evocative name!) by the harbor in Catalina Island. We loved watching it wade through the shallow water and narrow breakwater, moving with such slow grace, quietly balanced on such large, yellow feet!

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