She is an Island

She is an Island, Margaret Mair, Original art

She is an Island, Margaret Mair, Original art

 

They come again
And again,
Sunset and sunrise.
They touch her island skin
With the hot red of fire,
Color the waters round
With the deep red of blood.
Again and again
The island
Greets the day
And meets the night,
Rising steeply
From her lonely roots
In the warmth
Of a deep, dark sea,
Surrounded by waters
That beat against her
In pounding storms
And hold her quietly
In breathless calms.
Through it all
She endures,
Sharing what she can:
Some shelter
On her rocky slopes,
Space to rest
Enclosed in the
Safe harbour of her arms.
Again and again
Sun sets, sun rises;
The planet turns
Carrying the island,
Again and again,
Away from and toward
Its blazing light.

 

 

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair
 
 
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