Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Of Waves and Winter

Every now and then
someone comes a long and knocks you off your feet
in all the best ways.

I had posted this image and a few others from last weeks
trip to the big lake over on FB.  Much to my surprise a beautiful poem was
waiting for me in the guest comments underneath this image.  I was moved,
in all the best ways.

Good things must be shared.


Of the waves

washing, washing,

the land away,
slowly, slowly

an island make.

in summer light

surging, surging

a mist refresh

in fall twilight

foaming, foaming

a bitter crest.

cold winter comes,

sweeping, sweeping

snow and ice

tossing, tossing

onto rocks.

flowing, flowing

over again

a sheath of cold

swirling, swirling

petrified smooth

against rocky shore

holding, holding

the shape, of the coastline

like a glove.

Written by Emily McFarlane

One Love. One Peace. Always and all ways.


Becca said...

What a perfect match for this picture. Such beautiful words for a wonderful photo :)

La Table De Nana said...

Both the photo and poem:) How utterly beautiful.

Mary said...

That is a beautiful poem Kathleen. What a wonderful surprise that must have been for you:)

YogaSavy said...

How eloquently written and the picture is just so refreshing and inviting.

Debra said...

A delightful poem for a delightful photograph... and what a surprise to find in the comments. Must've made your day complete.

Paula said...

what a great blog! I`m so happy I found it! Here is so many inspirations and I love it! <3

Have a nice time,

Frederike - Notes of a Foodie said...

Hi Kathleen!

I saw your comment on my pesto-post, and it made me smile. I'm learning about photography and really enjoy it, I definitely want to improve and play with it a lot more.
Now you made me happy too by finding your blog! Literature is what I study, so I fell in love with the poetry right away, and your photo's.. wow!

Really, so nice to meet you!

Kathleen (One Tree Past The Fence) said...

Thank you all ...... I was very touched that this photograph inspired those words. Emily is very gifted.

Frederike it is so nice to meet you as well! I'm looking forward to reading more of you!~

snippets of thyme said...

I would be incredibly touched as well. I was trying to remember your blog in order to find your stunning photographs of ducks. So glad to have found it again!

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