Saturday, August 16, 2014

Refilling the Well

Sometimes
you empty your well
and
need to refill it

so

you find a lake
and a kayak


and you set off


and all is quiet

and


the sky so blue
the clouds so white
above
and
below



and
you stop
and let the well
refill

ahhhhhh
you say
ahhhhhh

xx


16 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like a very good system of relaxation and meditation.

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  2. Indeed. It feels visceral doesn't it. I love when the water is rushing under the boat but feels like it's against mine own leg. Thank you for this.

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  3. So many ways to refill the well ...
    [Yours is full of "k" (sky, lake kayak..)which is a rarely letter used in french .]
    Water and sky are some of the best ways to refill it .

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    1. Interesting note about the 'k' . . . . xx

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  4. Looks idyllic to say the very least.
    Our main lake is beautiful but our small Pine lake the dam broke..all dried up..it's left our little town battling to have it repaired..

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    1. Such a shame about the dried up smaller lake! Must refill, yah? xx

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  5. There is something about being on the lake.....

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  6. This looked to be quite a day. That is such a beautiful mountain/lake scenic. I'd take it too. K?

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  7. And if your kayak is in the shop for an oil change you visit your fellow bloggers and let them take you along for a relaxing ride.

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  8. Looks like the perfect way to refresh.

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  9. Have you noticed any change in the echo of the well yet?

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    1. Not yet; guess that requires more kayak time . . .

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  10. Right now I’m thinking about that scene in the movie BABY BOOM when Diane Keaton is told her well has run dry. It’s too bad she didn’t have the good sense to go kayaking. Instead, she totally lost it and ended up passing out in the middle of her snow-covered backyard. I much prefer your solution!

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  11. We really enjoyed this poem. This poem really inspired us to pick up the pen and write. We are learning about how to make deliberate decisions, or craft moves, to further explain our ideas in writing. Your beautiful poem has so many! We even got to name some! Here are some of the craft moves we came up with: "The Onomatopoeia Hamburger" and "The Opposite Hinge." We think that the "Opposite Hinge" is used to get the reader to think about the opposite by giving each opposite its own line. You used it when you wrote "above/ and/ below" in this piece. We really enjoy your writing. We hope you continue to write more beautiful poems for us to learn from!

    Hunter, Kevin, and Christy - Grade 5, Fay School

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