1.02.2012

Monday Meander....

 

      

River, Maria Moevs, 2005




Ripple Effect

I could float away on you, lulled
pulled softly, dislodged
adrift in your current and far
from where I was
when I fell in
there must be something
around the bend to grab
hold onto, catch 
if I follow you, face up
keep breathing
in your quiet
your green
your stillness
your birdsong
your gentle rustling
breezy fingers
teasing my every leaf
and stirring something deep

-- smh









This poem is a Magpie Tale.  
Click on the link to read more. 
And I hope this lovely image might inspire you 
to create a contribution of your own . . . 





Happy First-Monday-of-the-Year!




   

14 comments:

Taylor Boomer said...

hopeful magpie,

yes, keep breathing, smiles.
great take.

have a beautiful 2012.

Leenie said...

A river, yes, to float away on, to slide, to skate, to sleep, perhaps to dream.....uh.....dang!

Sometimes ripples go pretty deep.

Nice one.

p.s. your "might also like" sent me to 5.23.2011 and Hannah's hilarious sketch of the winterized legs, the horizontal bathing suit, polka dot cap. HA! I'm growing fur on my own legs. One sure advantage of winter.

Kim Nelson said...

Love song to the river...

Berowne said...

"Stirring something deep." You did, you did...

Mimi Foxmorton said...

'pulled gently'......I rather like that thought.......

Peaceful take.

Allie said...

Your magpie takes me right to the river - which is solidly frozen right now, but looking at the pic and reading your words I'm warm again!

Margaret said...

very romantic.

Brian Miller said...

teasing my every leaf...oo la la...smiles...how could one not grin after a romantic verse such as that...very nicely done...

Helen said...

Susan, this is one of my favorite poems ... perfectly composed, hitting all the right notes.

Doctor FTSE said...

Lovely. As Margaret (above) says . . romantic.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done.....thanks for sharing

Carrie Burtt said...

Beautifully spoken! :-)

~T~ said...

I could float away on your poem. Beautiful!

Tumblewords: said...

Love the flow of this piece!

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