Adrift


Grow with the waves and the moss.
See what comes from life and loss.
Growth without and growth within.
Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win.

A simple task or mundane word.
A little extra something heard.
Each can cause a lasting ripple.
A larger impact to brighten or cripple.

Beyond the seen and the know.
Deep within or lingering below.
Sucked to the bottom or floating on top.
Life continues with no reason to stop.

A spark to lead or fog to linger.
Drops of life upon your finger.
Drizzled in to find a drought.
Hurricane forces to ascertain doubt.

What lies beyond or still within.
Keyed away in each mind's inn.
Ripples connecting through the vast.
Some ever present while others past.

Seem to be taking a page from Snowcatcher and Fundy Blue's book and snapping pics here and there. I guess it helps when you have a better camera on your phone than some pixelated thing. So gave it a go and this is what came from the flow. But remember that water is wet. Eye roll worthy there, I know. What I have to deal with. But ignore that. Ever been adrift at sea? Hopefully not. Would you go in for a swim? Those sharp rocks may hurt the feet.

Even in spring, pointy rocks sting.

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    1. Well it could. But at least you won't sink. May dehydrate though.

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    1. Post at all different times and Hank has left with his chimes.

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  3. Where was that shot taken?
    Floating on top... not going to touch that.

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    1. Won't reach out and touch? lol taken nearby, but we can't tell cause then we'd be found.

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  4. I sure don't want to be Adrift, I'd rather be a cat!

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  5. I think the photo came out fine and the poetic rhyme works well. They compliment each other. I can hear it as a song. I like this part Pat - I think I have a lot keyed away in my mind's inn for only me to behold.

    What lies beyond or still within.
    Keyed away in each mind's inn.

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    1. Sometimes have to use that key and unlock and let it flow on out.

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  6. lasting ripples is key to so much of life. And your last lines about past and present are so good. I'm often adrift...Ray hauls me back to sure.

    excellent poem

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    1. shore...not sure....I am scribble typing, obviously.

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    2. Hopefully he doesn't pull your arm out as he's hauling

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  7. This one's so nice
    I read it twice
    It's a beauty for sure
    and for angst, it's a cure.

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    1. Cure for angst, you say.
      Can I market it for pay

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  8. Your photo is excellent! I love this poem and, like Robyn, I read it twice

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  9. Loved this, bot your picture and the verse! I agree it helps to have a good camera on the phone for taking pictures. Hope to eventually share some pictures from my new phone down the road.

    betty

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    1. Yeah, much better than some crap that the old phones had. About the only good thing about having to get a new phone when mine went kaput.

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  10. I'm liking your random photo taking. It's nice to get a glimpse of some of your views up there in Canada.

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    1. Well if I really wanted to give you a glimpse of things I see, I'd get thrown in jail and have to make this R rated lol

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    2. Do It, Do It! I need a little more weird and R rated content in my life these days.

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    3. lol so you are into seeing a whole bunch of Germans with it all hanging out? Geez, kinky at your sea.

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  11. My first thought when I saw
    The ocean and such feelings raw
    Was, "Oh, my, The Cat's matured!!!"
    Bad moods your camera phone has cured!

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    1. A mature cat?
      Damn, we can't have that.

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    2. Oh, my! Such a laugh you’ve given me!
      Can’t wait for more your camera will see!

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  12. Lovely poem and picture. I'm enjoying your exploration in verse.

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    1. Explore we can do
      But still random will come into view

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  13. Camera phones have come such a long way.

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    1. Yep, way better than the grainy stuff from before

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  14. It's a beautiful picture wherever it is. I bet that's a nice area to go and relax.

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    1. Some days, other days tourists abound there.

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  15. orlin N cassie; hay, total lee awesum verse frum dad two day.. N sewz de foto.... we think himz finded nother niche for hiz bookz... !! :) ♥

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    1. Another niche you say? Well we have plenty to say.

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  16. A lovely, lovely poem. Makes me think. And the picture is great. A nice place to relax.

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  17. Purrfect. Love the pic and the poem.

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  18. Very thought provoking. I've learned as a teacher and parent, one kind word, one bit of attention, can make all the difference to a person.

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    1. Yeah, just giving them that little bit of attention can go a long way.

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  19. I love to be near the water. So calming and it really makes me think. Great post and poem. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Unless it is a tidal wave, then may not be so calming.

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  20. This is a lovely poem and photo Pat. Wish I can stroll away at my bay and muse about life.

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    1. Would sure be grand, but have to pay the crummy bills

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  21. Very deep! I've learned that sometimes a kind word or a compliment can really make you grow as a person, and/or be that little motivation you need. That's a beautiful picture as well, wish I could go there :)

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    1. Yeah, sometimes all it takes is a kind word to get one motivated or one's self motivated.

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  22. A beautiful poem, Pat, very moving. And I am so enjoying your photographs! The one in this post reminds me of the Annapolis Basin between Smith's Cove and Digby. Takes me home immediately!

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    1. Been there a time or two...thanks to work ugg...not a bad spot indeed. This one was farther west though.

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