Friday, June 18, 2010

Late Afternoon Silence

Steadfast elm and willow
Cradle the timeless river
Perfect reflections flawed
By concentric circles
Of fallen leaves
Late afternoon silence
Broken by quick jumps
Of lightning trout
Feeding on lazy insects


  1. Did you write that. Really good. Totally matches the calmness of the pic.

  2. Thanks! A lovely way to start the day...

  3. Great photo to accompany the poem. I love the image of concentric circles created by the falling leaves. Good one!

  4. I'm so there--concentric circles illustrate the grand design--Lovin it Pat!!!


  5. What a beautiful poem to go with such a serene picture. It reminds me of Yosemite for some reason. Sometimes we forget the true beauty and power of the nature that is all around us. Happy Father's Day Pat!

  6. Copyboy - Thanks! I did in fact write it. I write alot them, but they usually don't find their way to my blog. I wonder if I'm the only one who spotted the typo... Well, actually my wife spotted it. It's fixed now. I hope it was one of those words that people's brains fix automatically.

    Nancy - Thanks!

    Joan - just like me...misty!

    Bossy Betty - thanks so much!

    Jhon - thanks Jhon, I appreciate it.

    John - thank you sir.

    DrSoosie - Thanks so much! You are right about taking it all for granted.

  7. That's just beautiful man. Very lovely picture to go with it too.

  8. Pat! I found this blog and I thought you might like it:

  9. Hi, I found you one the hop. I am doing a beach bag giveaway package on my book blog site too. I hope you hop by and check it out and enter.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries

  10. Hi Pat, I'm not one to write poetry but I do read them! This is beautiful. Found you through the hop.

    I also am enjoying your photos of Japan one of my favorite places to visit. I spent a summer there once, feels like another lifetime ago, it was the best summer ever. Definitely up there as one of the highlights of my life!

    Have a great weekend, Bonnie

  11. I love this photo. So calming. I am now a follower. Keep giving us these and I'll never stop.

  12. The photograph is instantly calming, its beautiful serenity accompanied by your wonderfully lyrical poem is indeed a heavenly combination.

  13. Nice mood! Thanks for sharing!


  14. Love the poem Patrick.
    And the misty and quiet serene place.

  15. Here I am from Friday Follow. What a good find your blog is. I enjoyed my visit, the poems, pictures, thoughts: I'll definitely be back. Come visit Steadfast when you are out and about. Rosemary

  16. Thanks for joining Fun Follow Friday! I am your newest follower.

  17. Lovely capture and then the verse
    matches perfectly....

  18. Beautiful words to accompany a beautiful scene. Refreshing read after a hectic week. Thank you kind sir!!

  19. Biana - As always, thanks!

    TS - Thanks buddy, I can't even remember where I took the photo. It doesn't look familiar!

    The ID - The "Dude!" Thanks! I'll have to go back and actually read a little of it now...

    Kelly - At the hop! hmmm...

    Bonnie - Pretty hot there in the summer isn't it! thanks for commenting.. At the hop! hmmm...

    cwitgo - Thanks for commenting and signing on. I like your photos and narratives also. I'm going to tag along!

    Sam - Thanks! I have more, I just don't post them often...

    Ms A - You are free to go there at any time, except I don't remember where I took it...

    A2Z - Thanks! I'll be checking out your site very soon!

    Costas - Thanks my friend!

    Marlene - Ditto!

    Steadfast Ahoy - Friday Follow! hmmm... I'll check your blog out very soon.

    Simply Stacie - Fun Follow Friday! hmmm...Thanks for signing on. I'll check your blog out

    Lynne - thanks for the nice words Lynne! Happy to be of service.

    Fayne - Thank you my dear!

    To those of you from follow friday, fun follow friday, or any other kind of friday...Somebody is obviously playing a joke on me, because I didn't sign up for any of them. I do appreciate you coming here and I hope I can keep you interested. But I can't promise that I'll be able to "follow you back!" I'm just not that easy, and I think I'm just about maxed out on the 300 allowable followers. However if your blog is interesting to me, I'll make room for you. Please don't take this as an insult....

  20. That is a grand photo. You do have an eye...thanks.

  21. I love b&w photos. They make things look classy.

  22. Oh what a neat picture, Pat... It looks so peaceful there.

  23. Patrick, that is so cool! You got the fog on the lake!

  24. Your photo certainly sets a mood. Just lovely! I swear I can hear crickets?
    Your poem works!!

  25. You're a poet too?! Is there no end to your talents? (The answer would be "Yes, there is no end.")

    The picture and poem strike me as beautifully still but fluid.

  26. PTB - Thanks!
    RA - Thanks!
    Betsy - Thanks!
    Blue Wave - Thanks!
    Brenda - I'm gonna start posting more of them I think
    Robyn - I can not turn lead into gold yet...

  27. Beautiful. Another one that's pefect in B&W.

  28. great photo and great bit of writing.

    B&W is perfect - I love misty mornings like that... nice and mysterious and quie (until the dog sees a bunny)


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