Wednesday, March 16, 2011

this river carries my thoughts

twilight moments of lingering memories
twinges of pain amid cool smiles
swirling fingertips in pools of magic
this river carries my thoughts

once youthful bouncy saucy flitting
nary a pause given to future
save flawed moments of dour ponder
the murky floods of dark abandon

fortune flows through golden haze
heat and cold, the wax and wane
contralto aria woven through
eyes closed to taste time's juice

gracious years unfold their wings
emerging gently spirit glows
deepened shadows ride the song
and smiles rise with opened heart

no less grateful than at dawn
twilight beckons, ever warm
take a moment...a sigh...a bite
for now in depths - you are truly aged

twilight moments and memories linger
twinges of pain amid cool smiles
swirling fingertips in pools of magic
this river carries my thoughts


4 comments:

Coffeypot said...

That’s a beautiful poem and picture. The river is more like a mountain stream here, but a place I love to walk or camp by.

BB said...

Dear Shawna
You cannot imagine how ood it felt to read this piece of prose and to look at this wonderful,wonderful,wonderful photo.
It gaved me a much needed peace of mind and tranquility.
Thank you once again_BB

P.S. Your Portuguese is wonderful :)
Um abraço e um beijo / A hug and a kiss

Christiejolu said...

Beautiful poem, Beautiful picture!

Gerri said...

I want to rest in that space...