Photo Journal

[Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge] Sea


It’s been awhile since I have joined the Weekly Photo Challenge meme. I simply could not resist the theme today: SEA as hosted by The Daily Post at WordPress. 

For quite awhile now, I have been sharing a number of sea photographs from Boracay, Philippines during my visit this summer for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge. I thought of coming up with a gallery of those photos to share with you all.

As I was reflecting on what the Sea means to me, I thought of Pablo Neruda. I figured that only he can capture how I feel about the waters.

Ode to the Sea by Pablo Neruda

Here on the island
the sea
and so much sea
it says yes, then no,
then no, no, no,
then yes, in blue,
in foam, with gallops,
it says no, again no.
It cannot stay still,
my name is sea, it repeats
while slamming against rocks
but unable to convince rocks,
with seven green tongues
of seven green dogs,
of seven green tigers,
of seven green seas,
it smothers rocks, kisses rocks,
drenches rocks
and slamming its chest,
repeats its name.
O sea, you declare yourself,
O comrade ocean,
don’t waste time and water,
don’t beat yourself up,
help us,
we are lowly
men of the shore,
we’re cold and hungry
and you’re the enemy,
don’t slam so hard,
don’t scream like that,
open your green trunk
and give all of us
on our hands
your silver gifts:
fish every day.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

11 comments on “[Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge] Sea

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea ~ Los Pescadores Niños | In Da Campo

  2. Pingback: weekly photo challenge: sea | Musings of a Random Mind

  3. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | A mom's blog

  4. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (Sunrise) | What's (in) the picture?

  5. ay ang ganda naman. sana makapag Bora din ako. nakapag scuba diving na din ako di nga lang sa Bora pero ansaya nyan. 🙂


  6. huge fun, thanks!


  7. i wanna go to boracay again and again and again ^^ lovely.


  8. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea | blogagaini

  9. Pingback: [Monday Reading] Faith, Hope, and Courage in Picture Books and Winner of AWB Reading Challenge for August |

  10. Beautiful photos of the sea. Makes me want to come visit. Loved the photos of you.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: