In reflection


The day smiles on the flowing river mirrored sparkles lighten the air.
Forests sloping edge trails lazy haze lines from the warming limbs disentangling nights dew from pines needle and bejewelled web of dawn

Sun clear and lifting day to promise. Forgotten lostness one more step forward as dancing rays are blown through leaves and branches sighing content and undisturbed by the playful breeze.
Roots feel, deep memory of earth's richness alive in layers of busyness.
Nourished on Ouroboros completing the circle, the life cycle.
Vast skies beneath, inverted in the deep and shallows.
Water gently flows, to my eyes, through the sky. Clouded, half translucent flecked iridescent, sea plants and bed appear as another environment.

Seen from on high, a godly view.
Reified from infinity, all the way down.

  • Author: RDS (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 2nd, 2020 03:05
  • Comment from author about the poem: I don't know what I'm doing writing poetry, never learnt a word of structure. I do talk a lot and prefer to perform. This one has a 'hypnotic device' where a pause for breathe after through, allows leaves and branches to become homonymy's in the flow and slightly confuses theie meaning in an attempt to get an audience thinking more imaginatively. This about the river where I walk, work, live and connect. It flows to the sea.
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 39


  • Goldfinch60

    As you may have gathered I too walk by My River and it inspires me to be at one with Nature.
    I can fully understand where you are coming from with your words RDS.


    • RDS

      Yes I just read about your morning Andy nice peaceful experience e by the reflections you penned. I'm always humbled by nature.
      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment my friend.

    • orchidee

      It's enough to cause me to 'get my coat' and 'get out more' as they say, with fine poems about rivers on here!
      Well, I do get out more, but mainly on milder days, and clement weather. I blame Clement for bad weather. Who is he?! lol.

      • RDS

        I can be overjoyed looking out a window, following a cloud or anything that pulls me back from the crowd, the work or small problems I'm holding onto. Glad it half inspired you orchidee!

      • Michael Edwards

        I know what you are doing writing poetry - you are crafting words in a way that appeals to others and long may you continue to do so.

        • RDS

          Thanks Michael, I appreciate the support and comments of other great wordsmiths. Keep up the good work too.

        • Jerry Reynolds

          Just love doing it.
          Yep owe my English teachers an apology.

          • RDS

            Thanks Jerry that's exactly why I write and you are not alone in a late bloom of love for language, if that's what you meant.
            I wasn't ready for it at school but can't read enough in a day now.
            Love & respect

          • Fay Slimm.

            A lovely word-entanglement which flows and gyrates to captivate readers in your rich reflections -
            thank you for sharing them dear poet-friend.

            • RDS

              Thank you Fay I do enjoy this poetic life rich thoughts and empty pockets suits me as words are much easier to share for a lad from Yorkshire. Appreciate your feedback and friendship.

            • L. B. Mek

              a wonderful nature walk: within words,
              immersive writing in the contemplative tradition of Thoreau's 'Walden'

              • RDS

                Thank you L. B. I strive toward a simple life in nature so the comparison is highly pleasing and a noble kind of existence I would try and emulate, as far as this modern life allows. Glad you saw the sparkle of nature shining through.

              • Maxine Smith

                A wonderful picturesque write.

                Poetry is within us all, your writing is wonderful.

                Keep it up.

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