Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Our river



Immortal river 
Still pools and white crested waves
How have I known you?


A haiku to share with dverse at http://dversepoets.com

46 comments:

  1. What a lovely photo...and the haiku captures it wonderfully!

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    1. Thanks Mary just a photo of a local site. Glad you like the Haiku.

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  2. there's magic in the rhythm of a river...love how personal you make that...

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  3. ...and a beautiful image for a deep relationship as well...

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    1. Hi Claudia, it was inspired by something I was reading.
      Glad the image and the Haiku worked for you.

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  4. I agree that rivers can convey a feeling of immortality!

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    1. Gabriella I always feel that rivers have lived on earth for ever and will go on for ever.

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  5. This almost feels, to me, as if from the building's point of view. Lovely post.

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    1. Thank you Hannah, reading it back it does feel like it's written from the buildings point of view.

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  6. Beautiful - and the photo complements it perfectly.

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    1. Thank you Freya it's kind of you to say so

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  7. rivers seem to be life, passing before our lives. I think your question is one to take seriously.

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    1. Yes, if you look deep in the water, history passes before your eyes

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  8. Beautiful words..the river of life keeps us alive...

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  9. I love the title and haiku ~ The use of the river as timeless is apt ~

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    1. Thank you Grace, glad you liked it

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  10. Very nice photo there - wonder if the river is immortal, may be reflection makes us think it is.

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    1. IInteresting Abhra it could well be the reflexions

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  11. Thoughtful.. how indeed have you known that river..ever-changing and yet the same.

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    1. yes Steph, you've hit the nail on the head there

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  12. As the river is immortal...so are we. We have our stillness and our crested waves... Lovely haiku...made me go deep...into one of my pools.

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    1. It sounds like you went somewhere very pleasant indeed

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    1. Cheers I appreciate your kind comments

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  14. ...i can picture. the white crested waves... & 'immortal' is a good notion to associate to a river... smiles... enjoyed your haiku..

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    1. Thanks Kelvin I'm glad you were able to visit my river

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  15. the question and voice are finely penned, Pea ~

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    1. Thank you, you are very kind indeed

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  16. Deep words for a beautiful pic. Nice one.

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    1. Thank you Anthony I'm glad you enjoyed them both

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  17. Agree with Hannah, this almost feels like the buildings perspective. Definitely someone who has stared at the water for a long time...

    Thank you! Loved the poem

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    1. yes it has stared at the water for a long time. It is a working church so so perhaps there is some extra spirituality

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  18. rippled reflection
    waits; the seasons ingested -
    change that does not change

    Nice capture with both haiku and photograph. I felt a cool chill rising from the water's edge.

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    1. Thank you so much Todd for the haiku in reply its very strong and I enjoyed it immensely

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  19. The way it mirror the building in the picture capture in an immortal river - a wonderful mysterious haiku

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    1. Björn I'm glad you found it mysterious, that pleases me

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  20. This is amazing! That last line is a gem :)

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  21. great minimalist piece
    we can relate to the river
    both in its rushing and its stillness

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    1. Thanks Brian
      I'm glad you can relate to it

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  22. Beautiful. Swimming in the Mystery of Us.

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    1. Great poetic reply, thank you very much

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    1. Oh, Zen, i like that very much thank you

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  24. Great words, with a hint of mysticism I think.

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