Saturday, April 27, 2013

Inside my paper boat ...





In circles I turn 
without practical training, 
backing into a lake's primitive bank -
stern side stronger 
than starboard right, 
dipping alternately, 
finding rhythm

Stillness settles, 
slipping o'er 
untroubled liquid mirrors, 
where ripples cease to repeat,
announcing pristine solitude
A distant hushed crystal splash 
reveals a rainbow's tail, 
free from hook, line, sinker

My boat meets 
no resistance
Tall wispy grasses 
give clues to movements 
mimed in life's underbrush
Ripening blackberries adorn
the roundness of it all, 
where tiny streams replenish 
dreams in my soul

Under my woven hat,
shading my face and red lips 
healing from sun ultraviolet 
With clarity of vision 
unknown before, 
I slip into an exquisite 
peaceful nap, floating                   




 For dversepoets.com Karin invites us to write about a trip..any kind of trip..


27 comments:

  1. ha. nice...enjoy that nap...first, paper boats are so cool...we would float them as kids....i like the roundness of the berries...(tempted a bit to steal some off the bush)...riding on the water can def lull you into such a peace...

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  2. A lovely trip - to childhood and sun - I for one like the blackberries! k.

    This is manicddaily - but on iPad and it may make me sign in from different blogger account. k.

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  3. Beautifully expressed

    (Again, however, it was hard for me to read. The words and background almost became one. )

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    1. Mary can you use your zoom tool to enlarge the print for you to read better..magnifying my post?? I've already used the bold large font and have had positive feedback about it.

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  4. Peaceful and serene and as I so love water and the motion of it...hmmmm. Loved the read.

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  5. I like this one especially the paper boats..I sometimes will release an intention into a paper boat with the hope that it will float

    replenish dreams in my soul..this holds such depth

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  6. there's such a dreamy, peaceful feel to this...oh i would join you in that paper boat anytime...we did dream us into paper boats as well as kids...no matter that it were just rain puddles...for us it was the wide open sea...full of possibilities..smiles

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    1. as kids we had fun...and we still can ! thanks claudia

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  7. mmmmm ... 'pristine' ... wonderful word :)

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  8. I'm floating and all, after reading this.
    So soothing, could be a meditation tape.
    [like your new font: I can finally read your work

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    1. hope you didn't miss too much..thanks:)

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  9. Boat trips can be so peaceful.. No fishing needed... Myself I would float in a kayak (soon) ... Lovely read.

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  10. Very peaceful, soothing read. Lovely! :)

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  11. The journey inward and outward is very refreshing Katy ~ I most certainly want to ride into that paper boat and nap under the sun ~

    I noticed your lines are sharper and use of punctuation is excellent ~

    Fine writing dear ~

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    1. why thank you...;) no time to read until later tonight..so will visit later

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  12. A distant hushed crystal splash
    reveals a rainbow's tail,
    free from hook, line, sinker

    I can just imagine anglers salivating over those three lines. A wonderful piece, full to overflowing with images of peace and tranquility.

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  13. Water, sun, berries, imagination - all the ingredients for floating away in bliss, in happy contentment.

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  14. A serene journey, one that slides easily through both the inner and outer worlds.

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    1. that means there is improvement ;) thanks..I'll stop by later as this is a busy weekend..

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  15. Oh paper boats sailing is just a delightful thought... and I agree it is a serene journey into another world. Love it!

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  16. With clarity of vision
    unknown before,
    I slip into an exquisite
    peaceful nap, floating

    I like this feeling of peace and tranquility. It should last for ever! Nicely Katy!

    Hank

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  17. beautiful katy! i agree with claudia...it's very dreamy.

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  18. I really like this image:
    "where ripples cease to repeat,
    announcing pristine solitude"

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  20. So vivid, I love the imagery, beautiful use of language =)

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