King Tides–Barbara Stott

I let the Oceanic Power wash me clean,
sweeping away all that is heavy,
sorrow, pain, grief, fear, limitation,
her wildness stirring me,
as I am tumbled in her roiling waves,
polished as are the stone she caresses,
blessed by her wet, blue kisses.
May I surrender to where she carries me,
far out to sea, past the horizon
that I see from my window.


Barbara S. Stott’s lifelong journey has inspired others through her book Swimming Lessons, and in her teaching, tarot readings, and shamanic sandtray journeying. Her desk has an ocean view in Lincoln City, and this sea muse inspires her joie de vivre for north coast exploration. Photo: