The Question of Selkie’s Longing

There once was a seal

Who was caught sunbathing

Without her Cape of Seal Skin

She became captive to a foreign reality

Of children and earthen pleasures

A child offspring

Found the hidden once discarded

Cloak

Offering it up to the mother of desires

Who leaped with recognition

Into who she once was

Yet encountering longing

For sea and turf

It is the Longing

That defines the days

The Question of Selkie’s Longing

oil on canvas 60″ x 48″

(c) Cheyenne MacMasters 2022

9 thoughts on “The Question of Selkie’s Longing

    1. Thank you, Timothy. Compelling review, I’ll have to look for the book. The question of Selkie’s longing came to me this summer when I felt the lure of returning to NYC’s School of Visual Arts in person, but found a more compelling path in taking the SVA classes online.

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