Aug 282014
Sedna by Antony Galbraith

Sedna by Antony Galbraith

Call upon our great ocean that she may grace your shores with her foamy lapping. Make yourself as still as sand, who knows the patience of millennia, having been ground down to its essential parts. Wait your turn at the edge of known things that she might soak you with her rising swell. Wish for nothing but to be dislodged by her power, carried into her depths for the chance at a glimpse of the underlife. May that you be taken into her possession, even for a moment, to know the absence of gravity and participation in her rhythms. Let your body be for what it was intended: an expression of her grace. And what small ways you make of this encounter in poetry; what strange songs you sing out of your own silence; what migrations and what ripples you disturb in the world; may they have something of her signature on them. May the you that has been touched go on touching in her phenomenal multiplication until we are all suffused with awe and a salty vastness upon our skin.

2014 © Toko-pa Turner

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  11 Responses to “Sedna’s Signature”

  1. Thank you. May it be so.

  2. beautiful….there is a radiance in these words, a deep truth…..thank you.

  3. A wonderful incantation to read next time I visit mama ocean! thank you 🙂

  4. Why is our magnificent melding ocean delineated in anthropomorphic jargon? The designation “She” is wonderful indeed, however, Life Force and the Oceans, the major elemental surface feature on our troubled little planet has more going for it than gonads – Right?

  5. Simply incredible. “May that you be,” POWERFUL word order! “May the you that has been touched go on touching in her phenomenal multiplication until we are all suffused with awe and a salty vastness upon our skin.” GOOSEBUMPS. Your words can be felt throughout the central nervous system when reading. So beautiful Toko-pa.

  6. Beautiful. Thank you!

  7. Sedna is akin to Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ “Handless Maiden” tale- not a victim but a Resurrection Goddess, currently conjunct Caput Algol, on the Medusa’s Head at 25 degrees Taurus. Not limited to astronomers’ Inuit Princess label but connected to the other Centaurs and TNOs who weave through our daily existence, adding depth and 5D perspective to what passes for reality.

  8. It is a thing you just “FEEL” John….especially if you see the world in all its poetry. I have heard surfers refer to the ocean as “She” also, a designation that appears to come spontaneously. It is a way of communicating which allows one to stay in the mystery of it all. The ocean is my primal Mother and so I use “She” also. I don’t necessarily take everything I feel and say literally either as many mainstream religions tend to do….. but it does deepen my connection to the Great Mystery/Mystress.
    The story of Sedna reminds me of “The Skeleton woman story in Clarissa’s book “Women who Run with the Wolves”

  9. The art work on your page often literally ‘takes my breath away’. Thank you for sharing your insights and creativity and that of others, into the beautiful mystery of life.

  10. Much is birthed from the ocean so a female reference works for me. I have been dreaming of ocean a lot lately. In many forms.

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