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Ericeira, surf

Ericeira, surf
Watch the sea
feel the sunburn and the sand's tenderness
look after the horizon
your meaningful time is a lost cry inside the shell
while the wind rests on the ridge's movement
and the rocks challenge the future.

by Armando Taborda, in "Para lá da Superfície / Beyond the Surface", Edição Escola de Mar, 2006

(photo 2nd edition)

Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, .t.a.o.n., beverleyplaya, Malik Raoulda and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


33 comments - The latest ones
Françoise Delestrade
Françoise Delestrade
Superbe
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Françoise Delestrade
Merci à toi Françoise!
9 years ago.
Shi*
Shi*
'a lost cry inside the shell' is a wonderful phrase Armando. Here is a poem from an old friend that I haven't seen in years. I hope you like it. By way of thanks, my friend.

Landscapes by John Burnside

Behind faces and gestures
We remain mute
And spoken words heavy
With what we ignore or keep silent
Betray us

I dare not speak for mankind
I know so little of myself

But the Landscape

I see as a reflection
Is also a lie stealing into
My words I speak without remorse
Of this image of myself
And mankind my unequaled torment

I speak of Desert without repose
Carved by relentless winds
Torn up from its bowels

Blinded by sands
Unsheltered solitary
Yellow as death
Wrinkled like parchment
Face turned to the sun.

I speak
Of men's passing
So rare in this arid land
That it is cherished like a refrain
Until the return
Of the jealous wind

And of the bird, so rare,
Whose fleeting shadow
Soothes the wounds made by the sun

And of the tree and the water
Named Oasis
For a woman's love

I speak of the voracious Sea
Reclaiming shells from beaches
Waves from children

The faceless Sea
Its hundreds of drowned faces
Wrapped in seaweed
Slippery and green
Like creatures of the deep

The reckless Sea, unfinished story,
Removed from anquish
Full of death tales

I speak of open valleys
Fertile at men's feet
Overgrown with flowers

Of captive summits

Of mountains, of clear skies
Devoured by untamed evergreens

And of trees that know
The welcome of lakes
Black earth
Errant pathways

Echoes of the faces
Haunting our days.
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Shi*
John Burnside is a great poet!!! Can you provide some more information on him? Thanks Dave for the dedication.
9 years ago.
Shi* has replied to Armando Taborda
I worked with John many years ago in the early eighties, before he was a published author and poet. I kept in touch for some years and then lost contact. Recently I found out that he is now at St Andrews University. I keep meaning to contact him and renew our friendship. Link here:

www.st-andrews.ac.uk/~www_se/burnside/home.html
9 years ago.
Shi* has replied to Armando Taborda
another of John's poems here:

Lepidoptera Lite
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Shi*
Thanks Dave! I will try to contact him.
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Merci bien Pierrick par ton vote!
9 years ago.
elsa
elsa
muito bonito! gostei muito da imagem e poema.
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to elsa
Obrigado Elsa!
9 years ago.
Kaunos
Kaunos
Obrigado, thank you, danke, Armando.
9 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Kaunos
Thank you Manfred! O prazer é todo meu!
9 years ago.
Salvatore
Salvatore
i like it and this comments, here is one fantastic space!
8 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Salvatore
...your assessment makes me happy...Salvatore...thanks from the heart...
8 years ago.
Charp
Charp
Très belle photo, et, de ce que je peux en saisir vu mon anglais moyen, très beau poème aussi.
8 years ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Charp
Je te remercie du coeur le commentaire et le vote, Charp!
8 years ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
A great view ! Nature has so many faces. And they arme changing in every moment. And the poem Shi put here is really wonderful !
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Ulrich John
I think you are right, Ulrich! Thanks!
17 months ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
A wonderful point view ! Finest nature's poetry !
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Swetlana Hasenjäger
Thanks very much, Swetlana!
17 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Wonderful waves!
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to cammino
Thanks too much, cammino!
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Gracias por el favorito, hommaris!
17 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifique rendu,les éléments sont bien de chainés pour le plaisir des surfeurs .
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Malik Raoulda
c'est un des mieux endroits au Portugal pour les surfeurs
17 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
Special ... looks so lovely !
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to beverleyplaya
...but dangerous :)
17 months ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
great !
17 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Thanks for kindness, Robert!
17 months ago. Edited 17 months ago.
Armando Taborda
Armando Taborda
Thanks for fave, Lorenzo Salmonson!
17 months ago.
Xata
Xata
Ondinhas nesse dia!
16 months ago.
Armando Taborda has replied to Xata
Estas não são as da Nazaré mas também são boas para o surf! :)
16 months ago.