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I Will Wait – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #139

I haven’t participated in a Crimson’s Creative Challenge in eons.  I saw this image yesterday and had a great idea and a “matchy-matchy” photo.  But then, this morning, I read David Kanigan’s post and it just fit with the image so I decided to totally steal from him, and then had to use another photo. After all, Crispina says anything goes:  answering photo, caption, quote… so, quote it is!  Thank you, David 😉

But then, this is not really my thing. While I feel this was a nice way to respond to the challenge, I still felt I should write a little something of my own, so my two cents’ worth, inspired by Merwin’s poem and yet another image, is after;)

If we are separated I will
try to wait for you
on your side of things

your side of the wall and the water
and of the light moving at its own speed
even on leaves that we have seen
I will wait on one side

while a side is there

— W.S. Merwin, “Travelling Together”  from The Rain in the Trees

While we are separated, I will
think of you
from my side of things

I will walk the dappled paths
that meander along the water
knowing that time and light will do their thing
until the day we can
hand in hand
play with the shadows

trying to hold time still

103 thoughts on “I Will Wait – Crimson’s Creative Challenge #139

  1. Still time, and put it on hold. Meditate on dappled light and play in the shadows until time to pick up where you left off and continue on your path. Wonderful poem, Dale. I love the photos of pathways in the trees.

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    • Oh dear. Losing family to accidents has to be the hardest thing because it is so sudden. Thank you, Dawn. I always love when I evoke memories (even if they are sad).


  2. Well done Dale – DK’s quote yesterday gave me much to think over too – even though I haven’t responded to his post…. I could offer you ‘tons’ of similar peaceful wood and walkways’ pix and one thing is true: Every time we walk such a walk, our head and soul become quietly content, peaceful and – together with the fresh and clean air – we also find the energy to take on another day, another ‘mile’ of our walk of life, strength for overcoming another mountain (or mole hill)….

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    • Thank you, Kiki. The timing was perfect because, as mentioned, I received Crispina’s photo and knew I had tons to match with hers and I never respond to her prompt till the next day at the earliest so when I read DK’s post, I knew I had to use that same poem. And then add mine.
      I could not agree more. It’s not for nothing I walk for miles and miles each week. It brings me such peace and centres me.

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  3. Q

    How beautiful is this. The “trying to hold time still” is so E.E. Cummings, it’s almost scary. Well, a beautiful scary, not the creepy kind I would subject you to if we were to watch a movie of my choice, 😉

    This is a wonderful piece of writing to return to. Beyond wonderful.


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