I stood mesmerized by the evening sunshine sparkling on the sea in Amalfi, and I wished I could fix its beauty in my mind forever. But there is some comfort in knowing so many others have also longed to hold on to this fleeting beauty. Words, familiar and true, ran through my head . . .
I came here to count the bells
that live upon the surface of the sea,
that sound over the sea,
within the sea.
So, here I live.
– Pablo Neruda (From The Sea and the Bells)
holy CRAP this post gave me goosebumps the size of horsefly bites. I've stood there, seen that, thought that… hadn't read that poem before though, but it's perfect. Thank you Laura!
Anne in Oxfordshire says
A very poetic post …I love it.:-)Thanks Laura it is amazing.
Ciao Annika! You understand! 🙂 There is something truly magical about the water here, and I struggle to express it and capture it in photographs. But perhaps it is the elusiveness of those emotions that make them so striking?
Ciao Anne! So happy you enjoyed the post! I would like to include more poetry in the future, so it is nice to hear the encouragement. Thanks!