Poetry from Aline Page

Image by Susan Cipriano from Pixabay

Silence

Sacrifice, solitude,

Isolation, loneliness,

Desperation,

Deep cave within,

Velvety darkness,

Resounding, ringing, singing, sounding,

Fathoming,

 Bedrock of being,

Releasing,

Flowing, letting go,

Movement, change, transformation,

Yearning for connection.

Shared common ground,

Compassionate understanding,

Wished for entwinement!

Fulfillment, union.

 

Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

Firelight

Fire, intensely bright, flaring up into the dark velvety night,
Sparks flying, flames leaping, twisting, cavorting, grinning.
Staring into the heart of a community’s warmth,
Gazing into the hot embers,
Seeing faces, shadows and shapes transforming,
Changing, metamorphosing.

Smelling the charcoal smoke,
The roasting rosemary herbs,
As the black stew pot bubbles
And the black kettle steams steadily
To a fierce boil on the trivet.

Aline Page is a reflexologist, complementary practitioner, and dance/artist who fell in love with Pembrokeshire’s wild, untamed beauty in her late teens, moved and has now lived here for 30 years. She says: “I’m inspired by stunning cliff walks, massive rugged rock slabs that vanish into pounding waves, beautiful beaches, vibrant hidden coves, myriad textures and colours, embracing bays, bracing winds and terrifying winter storms that cut us down to size, reminding us how vulnerable we are, how dependent on nature, and the importance of safe havens and a warm welcoming community.Pembrokeshire is multi-layered, rugged and challenging on many levels and sometimes feels as close to island existence as you can get living on the mainland. It’s far away from suburbia and Disneyland, remaining relativity untamed, yet is inspirational to film directors, artists and photograhers etc.”

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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