Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Finding Rhythm on Rockin' Waters

pic credit - Truedessa's collection





















Sometimes in life we skin our knees
  on jagged  rocks in the journey
    making our way to healing waters

Rocks of various colors and shapes
    the very bones of mother earth
      each joint holding us together

Tranquility as blue water waves
  hello, come rest your weary soles
     let your thoughts flow freely

Wash away yesterday's sorrow
   off a rocky coastline a ship
     of dreams billowing sails

Chatty seagulls tell a story
  dolphins splash offering a song
     healing body, mind and spirit

Once again finding rhythm
   with each breath of salted air
     standing on solid rock
  
 posted for dVerse - Poetics - In tune with nature

48 comments:

  1. Refreshed, we're ready to go again.
    You really brought it full circle, from rocks of pain to the rock of foundation. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Alex, the first to comment brings a smile to my face always nice to have you visit.

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  2. Love this. Nature to real life parable with my favorite things, rocks and water.

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    1. Hi Gail,

      I know you like rocks and water and you have a lovely watering hole at your place. thanks for visiting..

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  3. Sometimes I think we do need to skin our knees to appreciate all the beauty that is in our surroundings! Very nice poem, Truedessa.

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    1. I've skinned my knees a time or two, but it is part of learning to walk in the journey. funny my mom used to say if you fall down pick yourself back up and dust your knees off...

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  4. Indeed - water cleanses us, calms us....we sometimes skin our knees, go under but come up again - stronger. I truly liked this comparison to life - the picture is beautiful as well. Hayes Spencer is Kanzensakura

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    1. Well, you know they say salt water heals..so I think sometimes we need to dive into those waters to feel better.

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  5. I love the way you have interspersed our bodies---skinned knees and weary soles---with nature by talking about "the very bones of Mother Earth." It gives this such a personal feel, such a feeling of connection between us and her. Thanks for linking up today :-)

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    1. Thanks for the prompt...I couldn't decide on the rocks/water or the forest and trees..both bring comfort..

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  6. I know you've been eagerly waiting for a comment from shy, humble me. Thus, my dear friend, wait no longer! :)

    More wondrous thoughts at that place where the sea and the sky embrace.

    My knees are now smooth. Back in the groove.

    Thanks for your poetic flair.

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary, my shy friend I am always glad when you come for a visit. Aye, where the sky and sea embrace is pure beauty. You do have a way with words..glad your knees have healed..smiling..

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  7. We were never promised an easy path, and we all end up with some skinned knees. But luckily - nature is there also to show us the way in all its wonder, beauty and cycles. Nice breathe deep - and release. Ha.

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    1. That is true no one promised the journey would be easy as we make our way through the maze of life. I am breathing inhaling and exhaling...slow and easy...

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  8. That's one of my pet hates, actually, that long wade through painful jagged rocks into the deeper sea or smoother sea bed beyond... reminds me of the beach we have to go to year after year. I keep asking: can't we go to a nice beach, an easier one? After reading your poem, perhaps I'll appreciate it more. Thank you!

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    1. I do know how you feel..the soft sand is much easier on the feet...but, the rocky coastline brings comfort perhaps, it is a barrier to hold back storms.

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  9. This is so refreshing! Powerful write :D

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  10. Skinned my knees many a time and got back up and skinned them again haha keeps things interesting

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    1. haha - me too Pat...just have to pick yourself up and keep moving I guess and it does keep things interesting.

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  11. I love the journey from skinned knees to tranquil and healing waters ~ Nature heals the mind, body and spirit ~

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    1. Hi Grace...I think it is the way of life..as we make our way day to day..

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  12. With that ship on then horizon, billowing sails & all, I thought maybe Captain Patt, another force of nature, might show up. In Hawaii, on the big island, most of the beaches are covered with coral, which cut the hell out of my soles; trouble in paradise. By the by /rest your weary soles/ kind of threw me--did you mean "souls" or more abstractly, "soles" like mine?

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    1. Hi Glenn,

      haha - It is about time for another adventure..maybe next open link..now to answer your question I meant soles as our feet need a rest in the journey and I also meant souls as our spiritual self gets weary and needs respite..so I guess I should have said soles/souls..smiling..I was going to email you, but I couldn't find an address.

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  13. the sea can be so serene and then turn... so much like life... lovely thoughts

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    1. That is very true..it can be calm and then bring on storms..

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  14. the quiet of sanctuary can heal indeed - lovely write

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    1. yes, that sanctuary is a place to go...

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  15. Great reference to skinning your knees on the way to those healing waters. I used to live less than 1/2 mile from the Pacific just south of San Francisco and after a crazy day at work would walk to the cliff above the beach and just sit there and find peace.

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    1. Victoria, that sounds heavenly...I am sure it helped to find balance.

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  16. This is beautiful. The third stanza is my favorite. I like that the water waves . . . hello and that what it beckons you to do is to rest your weary "soles" as in your feet, but it could also mean to rest your soul. Peace, Linda

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    1. it is magical when the waves say hello...the sound is amazing...soles and souls both need rest...I hope you have a restful day...

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  17. Oh.. the waves of sea
    wash through refrains of heArt..
    where words become phrases of
    ancient delight of
    Oceans so deep
    living as our
    soUls..
    oh words..
    oh spiRit
    oh heArt..
    oh sand..
    oh breeze..
    we sing.. a field
    a wave.. a particle
    drop of life..
    we are rain..
    a song.. and
    ONE
    ocean
    of LOVE..
    wrapped softly
    as blanket of NOW..:)

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    1. Ah, the man of many words filled with wisdom...I always enjoy your comments..thanks for the wave...

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  18. I think this is my new favourite of yours, my friend. So many things to love, the rocks, the waves, the "making our way to healing waters". No better place to find tranquility than at the shore.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      So glad you enjoyed my poem. I am sure that shore is waiting for you my friend.

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  19. Just reading this relaxed me.
    Wonderful as always.

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    1. thanks Sandra...water can be soothing...

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  20. Truedessa, you superbly bring the Universe of Nature to life with flowing poetry--and I can see, feel, taste and smell from sea to salted air. If I be grateful for each breath, how much more to appreciate all things!
    Well, you got me to thinking!
    Thank you, T.

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    1. Hi Steve,

      I was so glad to see you post again. It has been some time since our words have crossed. Thank you!

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  21. "Rock/s in the journey"

    How true is that? The journey is in going back and forth between The Rock and the distraction of sin. Hopefully we'll eventually grow up and just sit on The Rock for good!

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    1. Well, I think life is a continuous learning process so I think we all will fall at some points in the journey.

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  22. oh that makes me yearn for the sea - her tranquility and peaceful rockin of waves... sigh...my knees seem a bit skinned at the moment..smiles

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    1. Claudia, I hope you heal soon..drink in a bit of nature or in your case paint it on a canvas...have a great weekend.

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  23. The sea is always an attraction. Seems peaceful but rocking belies the mystery underneath! Great lines Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. The sea is full of mystery and I think we will never understand the full depth of it's magic.

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  24. Each joint holding us together... That's my favorite line.

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    1. That which holds us together is important..the very bones of our existence. How are you Blue? Did you see that blue moon it has been glorious?

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