Guest Post: Let it be the Ocean & View From St. Simon’s Island

Guest post by Elise Petersen, a naturalist poet from the East Coast.

Photo taken by the author at Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Let it be the Ocean

If I am made in the image of any God,
let it be the Ocean
whose shape is decided, moment to moment
by Her own, unbridled will.

View from St. Simon’s Island

The truth is, I don’t believe in God.
And, yet

I wade far into the ocean, alone
and feel compelled to whisper:

I came to see you. Please hold me for a while.”


This post is part of a series, Contemplating Heavenly Mother. Find more from this series here.

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4 Responses

  1. Katie Rich says:

    I love these poems, Elise. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Spunky says:

    This is sacred. Thank you.

  3. TeresaHart says:

    Good for my heart, love to read these!

  4. Heather says:

    Just lovely.

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