Reflection ~ with audio



A slight nudge, and I leave shore.
Or do I? It follows me on either side
as my kayak moves along the stream,
witnessing each stroke of my paddle.

And the stream, for its part doubling
the presence of the shore with sycamore,
oak, and maple casting their light
in ripples cast from my bow.

I touch the water as a floating leaf
passes, or is it the passing shore I touch?
Could it be that it has been the shore,
and not the water, that has drawn me here?

The newly rippled image tells me it could be both.

This poem is my response to Poetics: Connections, the prompt from Merril at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, which is to about connecting or connectionsโ€”in any sense. Merril cites the poetry of Mary Oliver as an example.

28 thoughts on “Reflection ~ with audio

  1. One more plus for today – “could be both” and “unity” make good thought companions.
    I enjoyed your reading, pacing felt like gentle movement forward. Great perspective of shore extending beyond point of nudge into water. All connected.

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  2. I’m so pleased to have finally stumbled upon a feature of technology that allowed me to request email notifications for your posts! I’m now happily following along with the “flow” of your latest enterprises! Keep up the lovely work! ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐Ÿ’™

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  3. I love this, Ken. The connection between human and water/shore, and the reflection leading us to question what is real. You might remember I have a bit of thing form reflections. ๐Ÿ˜€ Your reading was wonderful, too.

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