The Sea, the sea  

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F
6527 posts
2/7/2006 1:14 am

Last Read:
8/8/2006 8:51 am

The Sea, the sea

Reading a wonderful book at the moment.
Let me share this beautiful paragraph with you.

As I lay there, listening to the soft slap of the sea, and thinking these sad and strange thoughts, more and more and more stars had gathered, obliterating the separateness of the Milky Way and filling up the whole sky. And far far away in that ocean of gold, stars were silently shooting and falling and finding their fates, among those billions and billions of merging golden lights. And curtain after curtain of gauze was quietly removed, and I saw stars behind stars behind stars, as in the magical Odeons of my youth. And I saw into the vast soft interior of the universe which was slowly and gently turning itself inside out. I went to sleep, and in my sleep I seemed to hear a sound of singing.

~Iris Murdoch~

Liefs Coffee

leyndokona2 49F

2/7/2006 3:05 am

What book is that?

p33c3y0 42M

2/7/2006 3:43 am

where are these words when i'm sitting in front of my keyboard?

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/50F
9753 posts
2/7/2006 3:44 am

I think I want to read that.

What a beautiful thought to start off my day.

Purry {=}


Lioness_girl 45F
3494 posts
2/7/2006 4:26 am

Yes, do tell...I wanna know what book you are reading myself. Won't be able to read it though until I am done with this school quarter.

By the way, are you and Dr. Bloodaxe partners in crime? (It's a hint )


Come have fun! Visit my blog at Lioness_girl

dutchpete 54M
563 posts
2/7/2006 5:37 am

My heart to thee an answer makes,
O long, slow whisper of the sea,
Whose charm of mournful music wakes
A dream, a memory.

Touched hands, met lips, and soft fair speech --
Soul's silence to the past replies,
When love and hope illumined each,
Within a girl's blue eyes.

Or was it brown eyes
Maybe green ?

_CoffeeNoCream_ 52F

2/7/2006 9:07 am

Its "The Sea, the sea" by Iris Murdoch. This book was given to me by a very special friend.

Liefs C


2/7/2006 9:41 pm


just a squirrel trying to get a nut

HBowt2 59F

2/8/2006 12:25 am

Couldn't live anywhere that's not by the sea....It does make you think....challanges us when we get too big headed....puts things in perspective....thanks for the words coffee

womanoirish 54F

2/8/2006 5:03 am

Thank you for sharing. I love the ocean and that quote from Murdoch sums up beautifully how I feel when I sit on the beach, looking at the waves.

whiskEynowater 55M
204 posts
2/9/2006 12:41 am

Oh I can feel the spray on my face.....I just want to walk up of that beach, into a pub, and have an Irish Coffee in front of a roaring fire.



rm__AnyGirl_ 51F
246 posts
2/9/2006 12:46 am

Yes I love that book ....

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