Thursday, March 29, 2007

Deep Blue Sea.....


"Sit down young children, on my sandy shore...I am the deep blue sea....
I have a story for every boy and girl who will listen to me......

See, I was born in a thunderstorm, and as a raindrop I felt so free...
'Til I was taken from the river I loved...She was like a mother to me....

It's true my waters are fraught with danger, but I need you to believe...
That I have never hurt an honest sailor or battered your homes with my seas.....

Gusts from the North Wind, gusts from the South Wind.. .gusts from the West and from the East....
They trespass on me, they raise my fury. They make me foam and they make me boil...

I have a friend....One that I love. Her name is the Moon...she holds me close.
When she gets thirsty, I let her drink... When morning comes, I lay her back down to sleep...

You may ask, child, how old I am, well I'm as old as there is time...
Anchors have scarred my deep blue heart, and the whalemen robbed me blind...

End times are 'comin... I will give up all these souls that I have hid...

And in the firelight, I will return to the place I did begin....


I have a friend, one that I love..... her name is the Moon...she holds me close...

When she gets thirsty, I let her drink...when morning comes, I lay her back down to sleep...."


-Mark Mathis



This song by Mark Mathis has been haunting me ever since I heard it. Every once in a while I hear a song that gives my soul shivers.....this is one of those. You can listen to it here. Click on "Deep Blue Sea".


The photo was taken of me standing on the shore of Ireland during a solo three week backpacking trip....
After being in Ireland, I can envision sitting on the sandy shore and having the sea speak to me like this.....there is enchantment everywhere.....

12 comments:

Elise said...

Oh, I want to be standing right there next to you! How beautiful.
And those words really are haunting. I read it through twice, and shivered luxuriously in my purple afghan. :)
Thank you for sharing this. I will ponder as I fall asleep!

Kala said...

*sigh* such a relaxing and reflective image - I can only imagine the wonderful memories attached to this trip, the people youve met, the experiences youve gained. Backpacking is the best!

Lizard Princess said...

So lovely- it makes one ache to read.
Isn't it awesome that we can know the one who can calm the winds and the waves of the sea? Such a mighty force, yet all under control by my best friend. How marvelous!

kaliblue said...

Beautiful. Ireland is magical, especially on the coast lines:-). Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend!!

Anna said...

This is a wonderful image.....what a big world God created! :) ONLY 2 MORE DAYS! Thanks for coming by!

Tim Rice said...

A perfect picture for contemplation. :)

kirsten said...

I love this picture & the song because I LOVE the ocean!! I wrote a poem about my love of the ocean in a poetry class in college ... there is something so mysterious, so vast, and so powerful about it ... something that my soul is drawn to.

Love it, love it, love it!!

bluemountainmama said...

kirsten- perhaps you'l'l share the poem? hint,hint.........

busybusymomma said...

Loving the song... and that picture is fabulous!

Moi said...

hi there! :) its such a beautiful song...the words evoke beautiful feelings...a desire to feel the sea breeze...and a beautiful pic too...:)

JAM said...

What a beautiful place and photo!

Rosie said...

It's funny how songs can put you so firmly in a sense memory that you might as well be there.

That old song "The dreadful wind and rain" does that to me for some reason.