Saturday, August 20, 2011

Morning On The Water

The birds are singing shyly,
The water's almost still,
The sun dances on the surface,
With a slight and sudden trill.

A hummingbird flies past,
With quick and sudden grace,
The other birds still singing,
No voice takes on their place.

A heron swoops on past,
Scoops up a beam of light,
The sun still slowly dancing,
A bid takes sudden flight.

Clouds are passing overhead,
The horizon is sky blue,
The world is calm and still,
'Til a boat comes rolling through.

Now the water shatters,
Birds that sang, now not a sound,
The sun is dancing faster,
But peace cannot be found.


--Jess

9 comments:

Pk Hrezo said...

I like it! And darn that boat for interrupting my serene nature setting! ;)

Jess said...

Haha thanks :D

Shallee said...

Beautiful, Jess! I love the images you conjured up here. Thank you for sharing it!

Jess said...

Thanks everyone!

Shiraz Akhtar said...

This is a beautiful poem! Well written.

Anita said...

You know, there's another writer who skates around here. I think it's the other Anita. Will try to find out. Oh, and love the poem!

Jess said...

Thanks!

Laura said...

Hi Jess- what beautiful imagery - yours is up there with the best poetry around the blogosphere!
Lxxx

Lynda R Young said...

beautiful!

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