|Lady of the Ocean
||[Nov. 16th, 2008|10:54 pm]
Her hand thrusts up
not from a lake but the sea
offering no blade, but a key.
I've been enjoying your offerings. Thank you!
You're welcome! And thanks for the feedback.
Is she the Once and Future King's Lady in the Lake, in a modern context? Instead of a lake, she is in the ocean. All those years ago, she took Excalibur for safe-keeping. Now she returns it to Arthur's descendants, in our time of need. But she is wise, the Lady in the Lake. Excalibur was what Arthur needed then. We don't need a sword, not now. So she offers a key to us. The key of wisdom, of proper and responsible conservancy of the oceans, of scarce resources?
My phrases, words sound so heavy-handed, blunt. Yours were not. Was that what you had in mind, something along the lines of my interpretation? If so, it was very subtle. If not, might you reveal the meaning?
Regardless, thank you for this lovely offering.
Postscript: I recognize that this was not an offering to me, in particular. I realized how presumptuous that seemed as I re-read. Rather, I thank you in a collective sort of way. Perhaps that is even more presumptuous! With that thought... I flee!
2012-05-16 03:51 am (UTC)
Well, maybe it was an offering to you! This one I don't remember at all. (I wrote many of these in a half-trance.)
Though I can't claim it, I love your interpretation. Your words bring tears to my eyes.
(My Brigid vow last year was "Unlock the gate" -- but I'd forgotten this piece, at least consciously, by then.)