Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Afternoon Walk

Along my afternoon walk



I looked up and saw a lovely pink flower reaching for the sky



and a robin conversing with a tree



at my feet a puddle playing with stones




and a little closer a wooly bear caterpillar nibbling!



I came to a river



and crossed a bridge.


This is more than a simple image-guided poem; it reflects a time in life, a place we come to for change and balance. What does this post reflect or provoke in you? Where did the walk take you? Thanks to Poetry Thursday for their inspiration. This week's prompt is "Our favorite day of the week".

My favorite day of the week is any day I take a walk in nature.

25 comments:

Masago said...

Enjoyed your outing. Thanks for sharing.

Kai C. said...

me too.
lovely

magiceye said...

a lazy afternoon stroll.....beautiful!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I liked the attention to nature's details in this visual poem ... beautiful & lovely way to start the day! Merci, JP

gautami tripathy said...

I loved this journey with your photos. Visual poetry.

Dan said...

I LOVE taking walks in nature and my photo album is filled with them.

Lovely post my friend! It took me back into the woods, where I can more easily realize that I am the Tao.

Brian said...

This is so cool, what a great idea. I love the woolly bear, they are the best. :)

I note you ended on a bridge?

getzapped said...

Thanks to all of you for joining me on this walk and taking time to comment!

Dan- the Tao is everywhere ;)

Brian, well, actually I ended up back in my office ;-) I did encounter a bridge, but, it is a metaphor for a place in my life right now, where I am about to cross over to and let the past go, moving forward...

polona said...

enjoyed sharing your walk.
i find walking in the nature relaxes me and charges my batteries...

CNMI Blogger said...

Hello & Tirow!

I like your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine. I'll link to you.

Cinta (www.cnmiblog.com)

Rethabile said...

Cool. This took me out of my flat and I actually had a breather. LOL. Very nice.

Tammy said...

Thanks for taking me on your walk, it has been years :)

Mauricio said...

Wonderfull, wonderfull!!!

Congrats.

I link you in the collage, ok?

Regina Clare Jane said...

Oh, the woolly bear- that so reminds me of home... thank you for this lovely journey...

Pauline said...

I like that the robin converses with the tree and the puddle plays with stones. That happens in my world, too. Great mix of images and words.

Josy said...

What a beautiful walk! I'm not a flower-person, but that is a fascinating flower. Whereabouts do you live?

Pod said...

aah i really love this. my mind works along the same lines as the words you used...the flower reaching for the sky, the stones playing in the puddle (that was my favourite bit). it made me so happy i felt a little sad too?

Marguerite said...

American robins do not look like European ones (I believe you saw a picture on my blog once of a robin on a tree. I presume you heard this bird before you saw and caught its portrait)
I don't like to be near a caterpillar at all especially when it has so much hair I know it will be a beautiful butterfly however what cabn I do against that disgust ?

I aggree with your conclusion, I'll add that I find every day nice because every day it's possible to find something nice to do

Cergie / Marguerite

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for sharing your walk and now I'll go over the bridge and into the woods to find spring flowers and shade. I love the wooly caterpillar!

Jone said...

I love the reflective nature of your photos and poems. This also works for the prompt from ODB this week.

getzapped said...

polona- I can tell by your haiku.

cnmi- any time.

reth- cool, it's good for the heart, walking and laughing ;)

tammy- so happy to bring you outdoors :-]

mauricio- sure, thanks a bunch, it's an honor!

regina- a walk down memory lane.

pauline- kindred spirits.

josy- it's a wild flower of some sort, sorry I can't name it. These were taken on the "Eastside" a burb of Seattle.

pod- fun! that was my fav too. Yes, some sadness moving toward happiness...

cergie- I love your tidbits about your land. I always learn from you ;) You share your nature walks often.

crafty- nice of you to join me ;p

jone- thanks, I'll have to check out ODB...

Have a great weekend!

Steve said...

Sequential photos are always nice. I was watching robins today in Central Park! Liked the caterpillar, too -- wonder what he'll become when he pupates?

dintoons said...

great lines...very evocative...
feel inspired to do a couple of drawings around this theme... :-)

wrdup said...

Gawd, I just love your camera's window. I just purchased me a camera this weekend and I'm hoping to share some great views of life as you have.

floots said...

thanks for the visit
love the mix of words and pics on your blog
thanks for giving me the chance to see it