Running Wild: Photographs by Milly Golightly

Photographer Milly Golightly captures a wild sea.

Her images are accompanied by Sonnet Xxxiv (You Are The Daughter Of The Sea), a poem by Pablo Neruda.

1

You are the daughter of the sea, oregano’s first cousin.
Swimmer, your body is pure as the water;
cook, your blood is quick as the soil.
Everything you do is full of flowers, rich with the earth.

2

Your eyes go out toward the water, and the waves rise;
your hands go out to the earth and the seeds swell;
you know the deep essence of water and the earth,
conjoined in you like a formula for clay.

3

Naiad: cut your body into turquoise pieces,
they will bloom resurrected in the kitchen.
This is how you become everything that lives.

3

And so at last, you sleep, in the circle of my arms
that push back the shadows so that you can rest–
vegetables, seaweed, herbs: the foam of your dreams.

 

About the Photographer: Milly Golightly is a second year student at Falmouth University, you can follow her on Instagram at @millygolightly.

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