When the bustle of activity around the dive centre on Swanage Pier has finished for the day, all that remains is the calm stillness of the waters and a wonderful feeling of accomplishment, now that Simon and I are fully qualified PADI Open Water Divers! This is my entry for this week’s Fotospeed Challenge. It’s from a four second long-exposure of the old pier struts, next to where the dive boats moor during the day. Despite the overcast skies I didn’t have enough filters to get a longer exposure! I will have to get some Lee Big Stoppers before our next dive there.
Time slows to a gentle Pulsing beat of the heart The world exists only in This moment of serenity Transfixed by their grace Sylph-like they flitter Ephemeral enchanters with Dusted wings that glitter In a flutter of delight Glimpses of bright colour Caught by coruscated light Filtered through foliage Dancing in the breeze And here and there Shadows cavort to a song That only they can hear Pulling at my soul to join With them in celebration Of the simple pleasures Of a great star that Warms and stirs the air Of twisting currents Rising above running waters Of freedom to drift and soar To follow the heart’s desire To continue this fleeting Life cycle and re-emerge In pristine nascency A renewal of selfhood An ascension of spirit Soaring skyward in a Transitory ballet played out Upon the winds of time