Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Carry On Tuesday

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This weeks Carry On Tuesday prompt is from the poem Farewell. The opening lines are Don't speak, words will only steal the moment.

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Shhhh, listen to the stillness

Is that the distant squeak of a grasshopper I hear?

And over there, a rasping cricket chirruping in the grass.

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And in that tree, the one over there,

I’m sure I hear a song of a thrush

Yes, there it is and there’s another.

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There’s a rustling in the undergrowth, hark,

It’s the sound of a scurrying creature.

Look there it goes, a fox heading for the open field beyond.

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What’s that splashing, it’s coming from the stream

Over there,I see it, a shoal of silver trout

leaping, jumping splashing in the sparkling water.

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Sit with me here, let’s not move

We’ll just listen to the stillness

Let’s not speak, for words will only steal the moment.

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8 comments:

  1. That sounds lovely. The sound of nature and water and companionship to share it with.........how nice.

    Imagery wonderful!!

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  2. This harks back to the glorious imagery created by the Romantics. There is so much going on in the natural world that any sign of a human would spoil it. Very nice!

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  3. you have the magic touch when it comes to describing nature...

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  4. I like these images that build a sense of reality, of being there, hushed, observing. The earlier piece on Rosey was heart-rending, a sense of pride and loss mingled with hope for a good future. Always a pleasure to read your work.

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  5. How many wonderful sounds from nature we hear if we are still and tune our ears to the moment.

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  6. whats with the green ?????
    you an closet irish person?

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  7. Keith..wish you had lent your voice for this. I had to read...while it painted the picture.

    silver trout and sparkling water ...i could see and hear the splash too!

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