Mercurial river

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Zephyrs 
ruffle the manes 
of dandelions.

                    Earth revolves
trees sway with the tides
a sleeper wave of geese
sweeps across the sky.

                 Trees 
                 speak 
               volumes —
                 I hear 
            the density
               of their 
               diction —
             the weight
               of heavy 
                silence —
              my senses 
             root bound.

Leaves 
          twirl 
              clockwise
                             like 
                           rags 
             cleaning 
                    a
        cloudy
     sky.

                             Lawn
                       mower blade
                       dulled by an
                        acorn in the
                             rough.

Birdsong comforts my spirit
my heart flutters with joy
each beat soars on wings.

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With leaves wide open
the dogwood offers itself
to the dawn of a new day.

So 
   many
distractions —
    the
       conundrum 
of 
         consciousness —
        my
 mind
          never
   stands 
          still.

Silently 
the snail
crawls
thru a 
forest of 
greens —
forging 
its own 
trail —
carrying 
the 
world.

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Warm Spring day
trees dip their feet
in the cool stream.

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The short maple 
with big hands
overcompensates.

Shifting soil pH
chameleon hydrangea 
chances for change.

    At
          dusk
                    bats
     stagger
                 above
                           drunk
                     on
                          moths. 

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The mercurial
         waters of a river —
                             meandering 
          for miles across
              bedrock sheets —
                          patiently finding 
                                               its niche.

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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 Mercurial river

  1. Nurul Lubis says:

    Beautiful dandelions..

  2. Colly says:

    A form of beauty – creativity and bliss penned and photographed 🙂

  3. Anna Surface says:

    Very, very lovely, the poetry and images that flowed in a wonder-filled dance.

  4. Just Jude says:

    Thanks for the nature walk. Enjoyed your perceptions and photos.

  5. Jewels says:

    Oh I LOVE this! Such beautiful words, Tyler…

  6. Lovely words and photos, Tyler! 🙂

  7. I love so many lines, but these stood out conceptually (and beautifully) to me. Made me look at a Maple in an entirely different way!

    “The short maple
    with big hands
    overcompensates.”

  8. Such music in your words, and they make me see green.

  9. Gill McGrath says:

    fabulous form. entirely beautiful .breathing the air!

  10. “Silently the snail crawls thru a forest of greens, forging its own trail … ”

    Wow! Beautiful images paired with such eloquent words.

  11. A great poem and some great photos once again!

  12. puzzleblume says:

    Magic in pictures and imaginations.
    With this I’ve learned, I have to push the “Follow”-button. (-:

    • Thank you, my friend! You are so kind and thoughtful 😊 I appreciate the follow and look forward to following you as well. I started this blog over 2 years ago and it’s grown into something much bigger than I could have ever imagined. I’m so fortunate to have the love and support of my WordPress family 😊
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  13. AJ says:

    The photographs were allluring and the words mesmerising…. Both made me wish I were the one who had written and captured the beauty..Bravo!!👏

    • Thank you, AJ! I’m humbled by your kind and thoughtful words. I give all the credit to Mother Nature, my muse and wellspring of inspiration 😊🌲🌎🍃 I look forward to following your blog 😊
      Cheers,
      Tyler

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