The Water

I will not be around here for roughly a month, probably less than a month, but I give myself a month including everything. If you're a fan of my FB page, you'll already know that I'm going on an important trip, so I'll be, as I call it "missing in action" for a while, and hopefully when I return, I will bring back with me even more that I can share with you! I will miss you guys! Many kisses! I leave with you this piece I wrote in October of last year........

The Water
(October 8, 2010)

The boat has turned around the ocean’s bend
Come from the winter’s snow and cold winds
The man sits in front of me and rows
This ocean’s bend is different
Winter has been left behind and
I see turquoise
White stones piled up; an underwater plateau rising
From the bottom of this shallow sea
The winter gone has broken way for our boat and
These turquoise waters are still
These blue-green waters are silent; so silent I can feel it
I can feel the silence of these green-blue waters
Penetrate my skin; my soul swims
And the man rows steady now; steady and quiet
His oar strikes into the deep blue of the beyond and
I look ahead to where we are going
A deep still blue; deeper and deeper; farther and farther
Away until the deepness races towards the skies
White winter Shallow turquoise Blue depth
And we sail

It is not about the man; he is only rowing
It is not about the boat; I can walk on water
But it is about the water...

It is changing

Copyright © 2011 C. JoyBell C. All rights reserved.

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  1. So pretty Bells. It seems like the calm after a storm or a Spring after a long Winter.

    Have fun on your trip! How I envy your trip to France! Stay safe!

  2. Sounds great, glad you're on another mission, hope this will to be one of the best trips yet. I like your new layout and colors on your blog. Let's see if I can catch up on FB and see where you're heading. Best wishes.

  3. Hi Charity,

    I love your poem, seems like there is a great time ahead for you.
    Enjoy your trip away and I look forward to your return.


  4. This is my favorite of all the poems I've read on this blog. Atmospheric, quiet, contemplative, subtle. Great read. I also love the format changes you've made... the fonts, the pictures, the color scheme-- everything's so pretty, but it's not distracting. Everything's clean and readable.


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