Wednesday, September 2, 2009

circumnavigate

(and now for something completely different...)

I composed the following poem and took the pictures at Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory, this past August. I was inspired by my solitary walk around Cyprus Lake.


We share a language.
The inflection of ripple against rocky shore,
nuance of a loon's morning cry


the conversation of creek over waterfall.



There is symmetry to our entwining
like cedars
straight, yet rooted



solidly in pliant earth.
Resilient.


Rocky outcrops
form footholds
as we scale





and soar.


We are blessed in this union
by the idylls of the bees
and the pinch of blackfly against skin.
Movement.


like the sun,
the ever-changing water
and silence.
Paddles slap on surface.

Wind hovers in branches.




Fingers.
Bodies.
Mouths.
Ours.


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6 comments:

Dragon said...

That was really good, loved the pics in with it

Ang said...

Amazing poem and pics. I loved it. keep your head up, lovely.

~Just me again~ said...

Beautiful pics and lovely poem!

reeflightning said...

you are a word whisperer camlin ... thanks for taking me along.

Solo Homo said...

Yeah. What Reef said.

Wow.

Camlin said...

I crawled out of my stupor this morning and realized that I haven't responded to any of the comments on this post.

Sometimes a general thank you just doesn't feel like enough. But, thank you. It feels good to know that people are reading.

The place inspired me, and I so want to go back before it gets too cold - by my estimates I have about three weeks...so it may not happen.

Reef...I've missed you. Glad you're back. And Solo, I've missed you too - I know you're very busy, so thanks for dropping by. I hope your project turns out to be everything you've hoped for and more.

Emotionally I'm doing very well indeed, things feel really good - but,at the moment I'm dealing with the anemia again, and a new job, and Emily's first day of school....however, a new post won't be too far away.