Beneath the silver waves of a Damascus steel sea shapes subtle movement across sand, whorls, loops blueprint of that above forms of the gloaming morph into distinctness two black rays graceful dancers of the unconscious wings undulate to stop, look distilled awareness greets a mind now still bridge the gap between known and unknown synergy between opposites pause a presence seek to permeate boundaries of perception aura of clairsentience transient connection with nature expose emotions guidance belief in self absorbs the present into silver waves of a Damascus steel sea
[It is my habit to walk along the beach, before COVID and of course during, the sea has always been a place of great serenity for me.
Here I am fortunate to immerse myself in the nature that surrounds me, greet the creatures that inhabit another world and draw upon them for that reflective insight that so often eludes us in our busy lives.
The large black rays are one such creature, through their gracefulness they offer me an out, my thoughts drift with them as they glide unconcerned beneath a sometimes turbulent surface.]
David’s working life was spent in the Middle East and Asia. The basis for his poetry is empathy toward the world around him, a need to speak of history, natural beauty and sadly injustice and repression, aspects of the human condition he met where he worked and lived.