Sunday, June 25, 2017

a ripple



hiding behind
your protective gear
the familiar path

at crossroads I shift, a few
deer scared away in the bushes…

                        &

a mother duck with a duckling
attached in magnetic quad –
an illusion of unity

                        &

transcendent
this world swaying away
ripple by ripple



*Photo was taken in NY Botanical Garden, Bronx.

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28 comments:

  1. I love the idea of the earth swaying ripple by ripple!! Nice to see you in the pantry today.

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    1. THank you so much, Mary! Glad to visit the pantry!

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    1. ...and we never the same, nobody. Thanks!

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  3. Even along the most familiar path the world changes ripple by ripple...

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    1. Yes, thank you,Bjorn! you just got in the poem tapestry..

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  4. I love those closing lines...a lovely scene.

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    1. thank you, Sherry! very often we see these scenes every day, and just take for granted...

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  5. You took me along with you as the world swayed away ripple by ripple! Thank you.

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  6. can't always have the same path or we miss the ripples

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    1. Yes, so glad you are agreed! We need to find ripples to move forward...!

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  7. The image of the duck and its duckling as an illusion of unity is profound. A beautiful poem. Nice to see you here :)

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    1. Thank you, Sumana. We're all here together and in same time each with our own purpose and mission...

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  8. This is such a lovely reminder to notice the details around us. You've captured them so beautifully.

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    1. Thank you C.C.! We mostly worrying about future instead of living in every day...

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  9. Wow, and illusion of unity.... those few words capture so many things in our lives. I certainly enjoyed reading your work.

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    1. Thank you, Julian for the kind words! Much appreciated!

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  10. So easily assumed to be in the same place. Enjoyed.

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    1. Yes, it is the same place! Thank you, Anthony!

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  11. and the ripples go on and on and on...❤️

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  12. I enjoyed all of these. But the last haiku takes my breath away. The fragility of a ripple, the unknowable outcome of a ripple effect IS truly transcendent. A very impactful piece of writing!

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! We create the ripple every day!

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  13. Lovely. I enjoyed these :)

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