Placid Waters ~ quadrille

Placid Waters

Wild only in its freedom,
there is no white water here,
just a paddle caressing
its surface, a stillness
marred only by ripples
of trees dancing as they reach
from the bow of a kayak
to the shore that holds
steadfast their stately canopy.

This is my response to Quadrille #96: Wild Monday — the prompt from Kim at dVerse, which is to use the word wild in a 44-word poem that does not require meter or rhyme.

Image: Ellicott Creek, Amherst New York
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65 thoughts on “Placid Waters ~ quadrille

  1. Your quadrille is peaceful and calming, Ken. I enjoy hiring a boat out on the Norfolk Broads, but I’ve never taken out a canoe or kayak. I must try it in the summer. I really like the sound of a paddle caressing the surface of water.

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  2. With all the wildness unleashed lately in public affairs, this TRULY appeals – the calm waters and the steadfast trees – I’m keeping eyes open for humans with these qualities, navigating toward those and away from the wild fray. Thank you! This is a good mental leveler.

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