early evening, wide river 13813


early evening, wide river

dragonflies, dangle legs

stone loach splash

rocks and bubbling deep

turn smooth stone

warm resonant air


wagtail cross from bank to bank and back

in tall trees long-tailed tits titter

attentive to possibilities of passing otter

and dart of flashing electric blue

to perch alert

to fish


a haze of gnats drift

the dragon-flies

leaves twitch and shimmer

growing fast

while they can, where they can

before the muddy flood of winter


my perception of time changes

absorbed within and without




empowered through you

early evening, river taw (p ward 2013) early evening, river taw (p ward 2013)

P Ward 2013

One Comment on “early evening, wide river 13813”

  1. My thoughts meandering alongside this poem. Captures nature and our connection beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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