Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 14/05/2014

Cleaving the Blues …


 

Cleaving the blues in the Ionian Sea  Beyond the Breakers and Far from the Human Swarm and Mortal Folly …

 

Ionian Blues Beyond the Breakers

Ionian Blues Beyond the Breakers

Cleaving the Blues Blessed by the Wind

Cleaving the Blues Blessed by the Wind

 

Retreating to places where you can hear yourself  think ,where thought is free and the sky is fathomless  and unaltered.I felt the sea in me, with me, as waves were rolling  out caressing the shore,becoming one with the greens and the massive rocks on their thrones.

On the Rocks without Yesterday or Tomorrow

On the Rocks without Yesterday or Tomorrow

time writes its own stories ...

time is a passionate sculptor

Undisturbed Sparks of Blue and Green

 

The great embrace of ocean was closer than love’s can be …

Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care …

I,the foam of earth,assoiled by the ocean foam …

George Sterling ( 1869-1926 )

Alone near the massive rocks,I see the world from a different angle,I discover the essence of the human nature and my soul is asking for more beauty and light…

time stories

time stories

Balanced Symphony of Greens and Blues

Balanced Symphony of Greens and Blues

 

Yet,in the end it was earth that called me in from the vast,till I rode to shore on a wave …

Local Colours

Painterly Local Colours

I could still hear myself  think … The sun was standing over and helped me store more rocks and sea in my memory.I was lost in the Archipelagos of my dreams,reuniting past and present,when I saw the sun’s last smiles.

last smiles

last smiles

Twilight Reflections

Twilight Reflections

Sea thoughts without yesterday or tomorrow and my own blue,the eternal deep blue, indelibly etched in my memory …

Archetypal Blues

Archetypal Blues

 

God,my Master Builder, You built me into the mountains,

God,my Master Builder, You enclosed me in the sea !

Odysseus Elytis, The Axion Esti : Ἄξιον ἐστίν

 

Yet in the end it was earth that called me in from the vast,
Till the salt, wild waters boiled and the spray was thin on the blast,
And the undertow swept out, laughing at strength like mine,
Till I rode to shore on a wave that stung with its hurtled brine
Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#HXwEUA57pzSkBT4C.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,
Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#HXwEUA57pzSkBT4C.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#BPsLTOoRdMzJqsfK.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#BPsLTOoRdMzJqsfK.99
So for a space I lived with life intense and aware,
Far from the human swarm and mortal folly and care–
I, the foam of earth, assoiled by the ocean-foam,Read more at http://www.blackcatpoems.com/s/beyond_the_breakers.html#BPsLTOoRdMzJqsfK.99
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  1. The words, the photos, the breathtaking beauty of it all… Doda, this post is magical! xo

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    • Thaaaaank you dear Christy for your praiseful comment ! I’m delighted you enjoyed it ! hugs , Doda 🙂

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  2. Hello Doda…

    Such a wonderful post… Beauitiful landscapes, all related with our ancient roots … The Western Civilization oirigins. Truly evocative and meaningful…
    Those photos reached my heart, dear friend…

    Sending you hugs and all my best wishes to you,

    παζ υ γκλορια 😉

    Aquileana 😛

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    • Loved the angle and the perspective you looked at it,dear friend Aquileana,and feel absolutely delighted you crossed the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea and heard echoes coming from the past,from Homer’s era …
      You followed Odysseus’ route from Troy back home to Ithaca.
      Thank you for coming by,love and kind thoughts to you,my friend !
      Doda 🙂 ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)

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  3. Thank you, Doda, for sharing your peaceful and loving reflections. And your photos are exquisite. 🙂

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    • Delighted you enjoyed it dear Jet ! Thanks a million you came by ,
      Doda 🙂 xxx

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  4. Oh Doda, how beautiful the writing. I couldn’t see the photos because wifi wouldn’t deliver. I can imagine however and come back to your post later to fill in the visual. Thank you.

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  5. These are some beautiful seascapes Doda. I love sea, it`s a pleasure to be reminded of its beauty. Are all the photos from Greece? Have a nice day. 🙂

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    • Thank you dear Aditix !!! I’m so glad you enjoyed the seascapes and the deep blues ! Yes,they are from Greece,from the Ionian Sea where Corfu,Zante,Ithaca,Paxoi,Lefkada,Chephalonia and Kythira are.
      Love and cheers to you , Doda 🙂 xxx

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  6. wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!so beautiful!!! kisses my friend!

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    • Thank you Simi,they are exactly opposite your lovely country !!!
      Kisses and hugs,my friend , Doda 🙂

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  7. very beautiful and awesome

    regard

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    • Thanks kindly my friend,delighted you liked my post !!!
      Doda 🙂

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  8. I didn’t know you wrote poetry. What beautiful imagery. I love the opening line:
    “Cleaving the blues in the Ionian Sea Beyond the Breakers and Far from the Human Swarm and Mortal Folly …” Beautiful! and “I felt the sea in me, with me, as waves were rolling out caressing the shore,becoming one with the greens and the massive rocks on their thrones.” You have a talent with words. I can also relate with your poetry because I grew up by the Caribbean seas…What beautiful place you live in and what affinity with Physis.

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    • Hi dear Maria ! Glad you came by 🙂 I don’t write poetry my sweet friend,simply when beauty becomes tantalizing and the eyes are helpless you borrow some of your favourite verses that cross your mind in order to express the overwhelming and intense feelings that flood your soul and you feel the need to share with those who are near and dear to you … I can’t bear the weight of unexpressed feelings.Hope you can discern my very own words,my own expressions.
      Love the Caribbean blues you grew up and can feel why you relate with my sea stories and the blue tonalities …
      Greece is beautiful and generously endowed by nature and by the Aristotelian concept of Physis … Oh dear Maria ! I love Physis,I love Nature and nature … I love them all and have never stop observing and studying them …
      Doda 🙂

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  9. Wow, what a great post! I’m so envious. I miss the sea so much and thank you for taking me with you on this journey. Your words and photos were divine; I felt the sea’s embrace and it enclosed me too by virtue of your narrative and photographs. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂

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    • Why thank you dear Natalie ! Your praiseful comment feels like refreshing sea breeze caressing my face and coming my way to lift my spirits.I am so glad you joined my journey to the Ionian blue waters and for being enclosed in the deep blue ocean.It was sort of return for the enchanting beauty of the flowers you offered us today ! I will never forget the elegant pink beauty against the flawless blue sky ! Love and hugs, Doda 🙂

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  10. Such exquisite photos and written reflections, Doda. I especially love:
    “time is a passionate sculptor”
    Peace and love, Diane

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    • Thank you dear Diane ! Your praiseful comment is very much appreciated as I know how busy you are with the writing of your new novels.Yes,time is a passionate sculptor of men and rocks …
      Love and blessings , Doda 🙂

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  11. Love the blue, the twilight, the water… Wow, the quote! This is an exquisite post, Dear Doda!

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    • Many thanks dear Amy ! So glad you appreciated my sea-thoughts and the photos ! I have also to thank you for commenting on my Flickr work ! Stay well my friend, Doda 🙂 xxx

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      • Thank you for making such an effort to shared the beauty with us! Love ya, Doda! 🙂

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        • Why thank you,dear Amy !!! I’m so glad you apreciated the colours of my country ! Kind thoughts to you , Doda 🙂

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  12. Doda, how incredible a Journey and you shared it with us. Thank you!!! Wonderful photos every single one of them!!! Wishing I could be in that space to experience what I have seen in your pictures up front and personal. Thank you so much for bringing magic here to us. Love, Amy

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    • Thaaaaank you,dear Amy ! I am delighted you enjoyed what I shared with.The Ionian azure waters are always very inviting.
      Take care my friend ,Doda 🙂 xxx

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      • Doda, you don’t know the longing I had to jump into those photos to BE THERE. How fortunate YOU are to have been there. You are truly blessed!!! Love, Amy

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        • Oh dear,oh dear Amy ! I would love to have you with me there and beg you to spread your pink rose petals on the deep blue waters … We,together,could paint the ocean pink and make the poets scribble … You always have your own way to trigger my imagination and make it run wild … Thank you so much for that 🙂
          Love and big hugs send to you upon the waves of the deep blue ocean ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡

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          • Sending you Much Love and BIG (((HUGS))) in return. Yes, wouldn’t it be wonderful in what you say? Dreams ….. xx

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  13. BEAUTIFUL BLUE! I really liked the Twilight!

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    • Glad you liked it dear Kathryn ! Hope you are keeping well !
      Doda 🙂 xxx

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  14. Oh Wow… Now you swept me upon your waves of peace Doda… I really enjoyed these photos… along with your eloquent words .. Long sometimes do I wish to float upon the ocean and let her gentle swell carry me far away… I loved especially the photo of the rocks that tell of time’s stories…. I wonder who they have seen past them.. What stories they could tell about the many who have travelled past…

    Loved this entry Doda.. Thank you for sharing.. 🙂
    Sue with Love

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    • Thank you so much Sue for your rich comment ! I’m so glad you enjoyed my sea-thoughts and the rock’s time stories.Once,the king of Ithaka lived near there and the rocks have seen glories,they can rewrite Homer … The azure Ionian waters travel you back in time and you start following Odysseus’ footprints and recall the Homeric epics.It’s then when you float upon the ocean and let her gentle swell carry you far away … Your pithy comment was a nice supplement to my post.Thank you,dear Sue ! Doda 🙂 xoxoxo

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