water music

water music s

sea reaches
toward land
waves form patterns
mermaid songs rising falling
on currents of air

I used the photo supplied by Sally Cronin, above, for Colleen’s #tanka Tuesday gogyohka.  The colored pencil drawing is one of water currents I did earlier this year.  I meant to do more of these, but it requires a focus I just don’t have right now.

Also posting on dVerse Open Link Night, hosted by Mish.

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40 responses to “water music”

  1. Lucy says :

    So much beauty in your words. I love this piece!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. judeitakali says :

    This is beautiful K🌸

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  3. David Milligan-Croft says :

    Great post. There’s a brilliant book called Water Music by T.C. Boyle about the explorer Mungo Parks in his quest to find where the River Congo meets the ocean.

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  4. Ron. says :

    Even in landlocked Vermont, I can hear them singing.

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  5. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    I heard the haunting refrains of the mermaids in this poem, Kerfe. When I first looked at the image my first thought was “mermaid’s jewelry!” Excellent. ❤

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  6. sanaarizvi says :

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous write! 💝

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Mother Wintermoon says :

    I hear the call of the mermaids. Beautiful! 🦋

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  8. calmkate says :

    truly beautiful K, your colour combination is striking!

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  9. rothpoetry says :

    Very nicely done!

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  10. Suzanne says :

    How lovely. Your poem really suits the photos. Your drawing is very peaceful but I can understand your inability to do such focused work right now. I feel the same way.

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  11. Jane Dougherty says :

    I see the mermaid in your drawing.

    Like

  12. rivrvlogr says :

    wandering spirits
    held in thought
    never captured
    call to me
    always out of reach

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  13. Mish says :

    There’s a dreamy, mythical feel to this. Very nice.

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  14. Just Barry says :

    Loved your poem, and your drawing made me nostalgic for the ocean.

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  15. memadtwo says :

    That is very good, K. Hope you find the focus to do more. N.

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  16. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Delicate words and art, mixing myth and description to good effect!

    Liked by 1 person

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