nowhere to go (sailing the moon)

nowhere to go 2s

journey like a river,
found in the places
that are always home

sing the music of oceans
weaving patterns of mercy–
journey like a river

become part of each movement,
every path transformed,
found in all places

pass along what has been given–
ride the sky like the wind,
always at home

a channel of water flowing out to sea, with the sun reflecting on the water.

Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above, immediately made me think of Paul Simon’s “Peace Like a River”–and that made me think of “American Tune”–hence the 2 part title.  The poem is a cascade, always a good form when writing about water.

nowhere close up 2s

Sue titled her photo “Yearning” and I think that’s an emotion Paul Simon captures well.

…and I dreamed I was flying…

 

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30 responses to “nowhere to go (sailing the moon)”

  1. robertawrites235681907 says :

    A lovely poem, Kerfe. I like the concept behind it very much.

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  2. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Loved the way Paul Simon song this beautiful song, Peace Like a River, M and the poem was superb.

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  3. Sue Vincent says :

    Really beautiful… and the music goes well with your words. The artwork made me think of the moon with emotions streaming to and from her…

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  4. Jane Dougherty says :

    The end, being at home anywhere touched by the wind or water, is really lovely.

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  5. outsideauthority says :

    I love this picture. I feel I’m travelling too.

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  6. merrildsmith says :

    This is lovely, Kerfe. And SO weird, but American Tune was going through my head yesterday morning.

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    What a wonderful way to start my day…I will be floating down the river. Thank you for posting American Tune. Your artwork is capitivating.

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  8. rivrvlogr says :

    Life – both a river and a journey. I agree.

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  9. Suzanne says :

    The yearning in your poemreally speaks me – that deep yearning for a home and the finding that home lies within no mattercwhere you are. The paintings are great – some of your best I think.

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  10. Laure A. Brook says :

    The repetition of phrases in each of the stanzas I received as the gentle movement of tidewaters crossing the shore … all of which leant themselves so well to the anchoring sense of place … home. This was beautiful to read and sit with. Thank you.

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  11. Jill Kuhn says :

    I’m reminded of the moon in your art piece… lovely poem too! 😊

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  12. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful, Kerfe, both poem and painting. A lovely take on the prompt. I’m glad I browsed and found it.

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