where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
September 9, 2015 § 31 Comments
in the still beneath
rain is a caress
Tagged: below the surface, beneath, breath, caress, garden, juniper, koi, meditation, outdoors, rain drops, ripples, stillness, water
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Obviously I saw your pic and your words together with my own, recent, words involving water and light …
lovely. Nice contrast between photo image of shark and calm words that read like a love poem.
Oh, my goodness – that is incredible. I love the analogy that water is like a breath on the animals. Wow. Your mind must have been racing!
I love your daily emails. Some, like this one, take my breath away.
I often forward them to my brother and sister, with whom I exchange haiku, and sometimes for practicing the discipline I also convert your verse to that form in addition to forwarding your work unchanged. Today I sent them these remarks and conversion:
I thought you’d enjoy this one — lovely, picture (I like the gentle effect of the white fish where I’d normally expect the more jarring color of a goldfish or an orange koi); .
To “haikuize” (focussing on feeling/mood/impressions):
In the still beneath,
Rain is a gentle caress;
Water’s soothing breath
I hope you don’t mind this practice, in which I fully cite your site as my source by forwarding your entire email.
Gary, Thank you for sharing with me what you send/sent your brother and sister today. I’m so pleased that my work sparks your creativity. I like your haiku-ized version and admire the practice of adhering to form. Best, Catherine
Thank you, Catherine (Seedbed).
You’re clearly an inspiration for many others as well, judging by the remarks even just for this one piece, and your remarks on what I’m doing are encouraging to this late-in-life poet/writer.
A mystical poem and photo. A white/silver koi in a lotus pond says much. Beautiful.
It’s beautiful to feel the breath from a different perspective, how the medium changes everything and it’s a different world. Thanks
Thank you Ian
Wow – love this!
Who are you?!
But anyway, thank you for your daily photo and poem. It’s a pleasure every time I click on the link.
Love this shot (mesmerizing and soothing) and your ‘rain as water’s breath’ haiku, too! 🙂
Photo has enchanting combination of fish and raindrop circles! Jane
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A beautiful photo!
Very beautiful photo.
Just beautiful 🙂
Exquisite. Your photograph captures beauty and harmony while your words help to carry the feeling of tranquility to the soul…Thank you so much for this. Peace.
I loved this. I like poetry, but I’m a bit picky on what I read. I really enjoyed this work.
well thank you so much
I love your play with words!
Oh, what a great picture!
The ghost of a thought, perfectly expressed.
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