And they should know
that a human being the sea is
with arms that pull and legs
that kick the sea is
the Gorgona ever moving, ever
in the depth of itself stirring, through
birth, death, lucky rebirth and ever,
ever yearning, yearning, yearning
through waves like strands of fine blue hair
as thick as ink, as fluid as blood that hurries
on, on, then creeping back tardily
never having reached life, and moaning
still, always, hear it asking the question
the seas speaking, never receiving an answer.
With a medical degree behind her, writer and poet Patricia Furstenberg authored 18 books imbued with history, folklore, legends. The recurrent motives in her writing are unconditional love and war. Her essays and poetry appeared in various online literary magazines. Romanian born, she resides with her family in South Africa.