Nostalgia, naturally

Nostalgia, naturally

& cascades
into the open arms
of heavy stone
floating above the surface
catching onto rapids
that form a pearly lather
flowing down the stream
boulder to boulder
under & over
swirling & subsiding
across miles of refined silt
gauging into the earth
molding mountains
& river bottoms
landing in the ocean
recycled when it rains
falling onto umbrellas
collected in puddles
& stomped on by
a child’s foot.

Title poem from poetry collection “Nostalgia, Naturally” by Tyler Pedersen, Copyright 2007

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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20 Responses to Nostalgia, naturally

  1. anumshafique says:

    Such beautiful imagery! Wonderfully expressed! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. acuriousgal says:

    Love the natural progression here!!

    • Thank you, my friend! This was one of the first poems I wrote and it is from my self-published poetry/photograph collection “Nostalgia, Naturally.” I added a fitting photo of a waterfall I took while hiking in Glacier Park this summer.
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. as winding as the water’s own pathway. And such a whimsical ending…ker-SPLASH!!

    • Thank you, Karen! I hope you are doing well, my friend. I took this photo in Glacier Park over Labor Day. Can’t get enough of Big Sky Country, it’s in my blood that’s for sure! Have a wonderful weekend!
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. joshiphotoeye says:

    nice..:) really

  5. JustDeb says:

    Love this! The photo and poem are beautiful and remind me of our nearby falls. Thanks!

    • Thank you kindly, Deb! I’m so glad you connected with my poem/photo…it’s wonderful that you have a falls of your own! Just hearing the tranquil trickling of water is enough to make me forget all my worries and cares. Isn’t it amazing how something so simple can be so powerful? I hope you have a pleasant evening, my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. creative soul says:

    As I read this Tyler, the reflections were so beautifully vivid. Beautiful…

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! It’s the poem that inspired the concept & title for my self-published book of poetry & photographs. Water can be so powerful, yet so fragile at the drop of a child’s foot. Such ironies are the loveliest of all.
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. frosenintime says:

    I love the way you connect the pure and innocent joy of a child playing in water puddles with the awesome power of nature cutting through mountains. As everything cirlces around from the tumbling falls to the rain puddles and back to the clouds to circle around again you demonstrate the fragile and powerful nature of water. Simply beautiful.

    • Thank you kindly, Rose! Your summary beautifully captures the duality of my poem – how Nature can be so powerful, yet vulnerable to the bottom of a child’s foot. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading this post ๐Ÿ™‚

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