what the sea teaches

The imprisoned women writers utilized Gregory Orr’s poem “Loss and loss and more” as their springboard this week.

Together we reflected upon what the rolling sea can teach us about the art of living our lives. If we concentrate on the ocean’s ebbs and flows, what insights does it reveal to us?

First, Orr’s poem . . . and then the reflections of three incarcerated writers follow. Enjoy!

Cape Disappointment  by Sue Olson

Cape Disappointment
by Sue Olson

Loss and loss and more
Loss – that’s what
The sea teaches.

The need to stay
Against the suck
Of receding waves,
The sand
Under our feet

Here, where sea
Meets shore:
The best of dancing floors.  Continue reading