Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Yesterday the sea gave me many fine gifts.
Ropes of jade beads, three strands thick. Jewels to adorn my neck, my head, my arms.
And curtains of green silk to weave into my knotted seablown hair.
Sticks silvered by salt, the feathers of birds, worm-eaten shells.
But surely, I dont deserve these gifts, said I.
I should be rewarding you.
Look, sighed the sea ,
her warm briny breath fanning onto my ankles,