When the Sea Was Origami

The leaves on the tree shimmer,
catching the breeze, casting
my mind this way and that.

I have words circling my head,
clattering around - flitting
between memories and dreams.

What did I have?
What would I like?

I want it all and none of it.
It is all inside, cloaked in smiles.
The sunshine cannot let

the moon control the tides. 
The sea is calm, tacit; it ripples.
Wavelets are origami ships.

My dreams are beneath 
an ocean heart. 


©Sarah Drury 2023


I don’t do much acrylic work, but was suddenly inspired to get them out and have a dabble. I wanted to paint an underwater scene. So here is a child swimming underwater with her goggles on!

Goggle Girl, acrylics on canvas panel. 20x20cm ©2023 Sarah Drury