This is my contribution for a very special challenge for a very special person, Sue Vincent.
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January 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life as a river of consciousness. Think about the possibilities of the prompt. Go where the prompt leads!
Silence and solitude,
Magnificence of Nature,
What secrets does the river hold?
A haven for wildlife,
A studio for birdsong,
Each has a story to be told.
The river bends, hiding
Its twists and turns of mystery,
Reflected images awaken,
Dawns and sunsets,
Feathers and foliage shaken.
Ripples are gentle,
Tickling the surface so sweetly,
Poetry in motion,
Majestic and regal,
At one with each other completely.
Man is a visitor,
This world is for learning,
Take heed and a privileged pride,
Watch, see and wonder,
Relax in its splendour,
Its beauty cannot be denied.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Lovely poem – it does flow like a river…
Thanks Val. We had some lovely trips on the river when we were liveaboards.
Heartfelt and loving tribute, Di…
thank you . Sue is a special lady.
So very true…
This is gorgeous, Di.
Thanks Sue. Happy memories of such sights when we were on the boat. Hope you’re having a good day.
Still looking like an orangutan, but not bad apart from that 😉
I like orangutans. They’re charismatic!
So do I… but not in the mirror 😉
What a beautiful poem. You really touched the connectedness of the river and life. ❤
Thank you Colleen. We had some lovely river trips when we had our narrow boat
It sounds wonderful. May I ask, what is a narrow boat? I’ve never heard the phrase. ❤
We were liveaboards on a canal boat from July 2014 to April 2017. Ours was a Sea Otter and 41 feet long, but just 6 feet 10 inches wide.
There are some pictures of her and the festival we attended at Stratford Upon Avon in this post.
Oh, I know what you mean now. I was stationed at RAF Lakenheath in East Anglia, years ago. I remember seeing the boats! I bet you had so much fun. Thanks for sharing. It brought back lovely memories of England, for me. ❤
It was a wonderful time for us, and we loved it.
I can only imagine. ❤
“What secrets does the river hold?”
You answered the question beautifully.
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