Saffron Shores (art and poem)

A woman's sleeping form blurs into an image of sand dunes, sea and sky. Saffron , nutmeg and valerian stud her form.
Saffron Shores by Antonia Sara Zenkevitch


Thieve me into relief or sleep,

Steal me onto far saffron shores

Where Valerian seas beget

Rests thirstier than nutmeg thoughts

Thieve me into relief or sleep.


Antonia Sara Zenkevitch


Anxiety and the artist often go hand in hand, perhaps its a toll fee for creativity and sensitivity to our surroundings. The above art and verse play on several of the spices and herbs that sometimes help. I’ve yet to write on about rest under a chamomile sun.