Roisin Duffy

THE GODESS OF THE SEA


I realised one day,

while I was sitting by the sea,

that this is where I come

to set my burdens free.


I never worshipped gods,

I never did do prayer,

but I really think there’s something

in the sea, the wind, the air.


So in my head, I made myself,

a goddess of the sea,

and every time I need her

she’s waiting there for me.


I parcel up the thoughts

that are whizzing round my mind,

and neatly wrapped, I leave them,

on a rock for her to find.


The tide turns, and she comes in,

it turns, she goes again.

And left behind, is pristine sand,

my troubles taken in her hand.


She takes them far, far out to sea

and leaves them on the ocean floor,

to live with crabs and fishes,

and in my head no more.


copyright Roisin Duffy

Price: €1000.  

Size: 31.5” x 39.5”.

          Title: THE GODESS OF THE SEA

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