Wind Caresses, Memories and Longing

by Sheila Finkelstein on December 27, 2010

I came across these random thoughts written on a pad as I walked in Green Cay a couple of months ago. Thought I’d add them here, since all writing, for me, adds to some form of healing.

snails at Green Cay WetlandsSeeing loads of snail shells, large ones, out of their element, or is it me?

Breezes sweep past and caress my legs as I look out –
Cameraless, Partnerless, here at Green Cay.

Pad and Pen – Spaces for Tears.
Well, I let them come.  No camera to hide behind tonight.

Feeling breezes again
Quick caresses on my legs.
Oh, how I wish they were yours, that you were here, my Beloved.

Spoonbill was on dry land, dried out spot –
Found way back to walk.
Only for me, dry land – wet land.
There is more to find here on Earth.

Anhinga is spreading his wings and don’t know why it is.
Is it you, my Darling, letting me know through your favorite bird that you’re here?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

REbecca Collins August 1, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Lovely writing.


Sheila Finkelstein August 1, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Thanks, Rebecca. Interesting that you happened on this today. Brings tears and both sad and happy memories as I now read what I wrote.


Mermaid August 3, 2011 at 2:58 am
Sheila Finkelstein August 3, 2011 at 3:13 am

Thank you so much. For anyone wondering what this is referencing, one line from this Rumi poem was quoted in a comment to a post regarding a “caged sunset” – – The line “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”


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