Monday, 2 January 2012

deep waters

This is the first Magpie Tale of 2012 from  Tess at willow manor.



it may seem quiet
after the storm
still now
the creaking logs
settle into stone

as the rain clouds clear
rising mist
clearing tree top
we breathe again
our soaked clothes
steam
and 
squelch

wet hands slide together
cold becoming warm
we are walking on
with waters running deep.

25 comments:

  1. A beautiful poem - a lovely hiking vignette! Metaphorical, too, I'm sure, but the imagery of the hike is so well composed!

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  2. love it... just like the holidays that past, everyone is busy and now we need to settle down and back to normal life. praying for the better...

    happy new year!

    JJRod'z

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  3. Very few things I love more than subtly narrative poems against a lyrical set-piece. Beautiful.

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  4. what a lovely visual poem-Happy New Year

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  5. Beautiful. I love the contrasts of storm and calm.

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  6. walking on with waters running deep.

    love the imagery of your ending.
    fantastic tale.

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  7. thank you all...sometimes i'm best when i don't consider the image for too long!!! Happy new year to you all...xx Kay

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  8. Has a certain warmth in it increasing along. Beautiful!

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  9. oh a delight this morning
    and so romantic
    lovely imagery

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  10. Vivid and hopeful... I really enjoyed this!

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  11. the ups and downs of togetherness, but deep rivers keep them together, so true is life, lovely Magpie

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  12. Conviction, will, determination illustrated so well here.

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  13. Your words make me want to be there........

    Lovely.

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  14. Quiet, evocative, peaceful -- well written.

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  15. cold becomes warm.

    a beautiful description of nature and a relationship. Lovely.

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  16. "With waters running deep"..indeed, a profound journey..

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  17. nice....love those waters running deep....as they should be....nice textures to this with all the natural elements after the storm...

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  18. Wonderful to read this morning ...

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  19. "Squelch" is a great word! Such a descriptive poem!

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  20. Great descriptive piece, enjoyed it thanks.

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  21. 'as the rain clouds clear
    rising mist
    clearing tree top'

    Beautiful! Well done.

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  22. Wow, your ending gave me chills. I also love this part:

    "our soaked clothes
    steam
    and
    squelch"

    I bummed I missed this prompt last week; that's a gorgeous picture!

    ~Shawna
    (rosemarymint.wordpress.com)

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