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Monday, February 1, 2016

Lost and Found - for hearts



Hi Everyone! Today I’m excited to be a part of Lost and Found – a special Valentine’s blogfest collaborated by Arlee at Tossing it Out and Guillie Castillo at Quiet Laughter.  Joining them will be Elizabeth Seckman,  Yolanda Renee,  Denise Covey.  and  Alex J Cavanaugh and an entire list of participating bloggers!  

Have fun and enjoy, everyone! Because after all, “there are no limitations when it comes to love…” ~ Arlee Bird



Chains of a Rolling Stone

The riveting roar of the river phoned
And gladly, I went—headlong.
Attaching as moss to a rolling stone
Enraptured by hymns of birdsong

Basking through seasons, we flourished
‘Neath cottonwood canopies; dense
Little was ever discouraged
and everything seemed to make sense

Till sunrays were hindered by branches that swayed
As wind gusted foul-natured scents
from the swell of the river, collecting its prey;
ending our game of pretense.

Oh, still do I roam the kitten-soft banks,
Remains of my haven, my home
afloat with content, and free of the shanks
once chained to a rolling stone.


“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” ~ Dr. Seuss

29 comments:

  1. Hi Deidre,
    Your poem suits the picture and made me reflect upon my past. I like looking at the flow of bodies of water in a river.
    I also like the timing and the way you built up the intensity then mellowed down to your conclusion.
    Great job.
    Shalom,
    Patricia

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    1. Thank you, Pat :-) I've always found the flow of a river soothing as it rushes ever on, not unlike emotions;-)

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  2. Lovely prose, and I think that Dr. Seuss quote is epic.

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    1. Thank you, Crystal! I thought the quote went nicely;-)

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  3. Beautiful poem. Your prose is spot on. You sure know how to create an image with words. "Attaching as moss to a rolling stone" loved that line!

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  4. Beautiful poem. Your prose is spot on. You sure know how to create an image with words. "Attaching as moss to a rolling stone" loved that line!

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    1. Thank you, Chrys! Sometimes reflecting - without regrets - is as good for the soul as the time you enjoyed making the memory.

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  5. Hi, dear Deidre!

    Wow. I realize that is an incomplete sentence but it bears repeating. Wow. You fashioned a beautiful poem, dear friend, one that filled my mind with images and triggered bittersweet memories. It brought a tear to my eye and, at the same time, a smile to my lips. As always I thank you for massaging my brain and touching my heart.

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    1. Hello there, Shady!
      Coming from a master of words such as you, I am truly honored by your comment. Thank you, my friend:-)

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    1. Thank you, Yolanda! I've always loved that quote and thought it went well with the premise of my poem.

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  7. Now I want to take a walk in the woods. "Kitten-soft banks"--love that imagery.

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  8. Beautiful. Made me nostalgic. Playing along creek banks was my favorite thing to do as a child- and you paint that magical place perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth:-) Though I was raised in the desert, I've always been fascinated by rivers, creeks and streams - I'm actually fond of puddles too;-)

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  9. The swell of the river, collecting its prey - very nice!

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  10. As always, you are a wonder with words. Such beautiful imagery and contemplative thoughts. Very, very nicely done.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Thank you, Arlee:-) And thank you (and Guillie) even more for creating this opportunity to share. You have such a way of coaxing folks off the sidelines!

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  11. What a lovely poem! I have always been, and always will be, in love with the water. Whether it be the ocean, a river, a pond, or even a little creek, they all hold magic, and you captured the magic of a river beautifully with your words. Great job!

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    1. Thank you, Susan:-) Having peeked at your blogs this morning, you have a tremendous talent for expressionism and I'll be returning for more:-)

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  12. Diedre, you captivated me with your imagery--'those kitten-soft banks'...beautifully moving. Life's experiences maybe unable to be recaptured, but we learn by every experience.

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    1. Thank you, Denise :-) And may every experience inspire!

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  13. Wow, this is beautiful. Your imagery is amazing. I loved the "kitten-soft banks" and "attaching as moss to a rolling stone" - simply beautiful.
    Very nice!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thank you, Michele:-) I enjoyed your post as well and am glad you came by!

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  14. Lovely poem. Filled with Nostalgia.

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    1. Thank you, Misha :-) One of the best aspects of reflections is that we see ourselves so clearly;-)

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  15. "Little was ever discouraged
    and everything seemed to make sense..."

    Love this. Excellent contribution, Deidre—thanks so much for joining the Lost & Found hop!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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    1. Thank you, Guillie:-) I'm glad to have been a part of it!

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