Sunday, February 1, 2009

SLOWLY (OSI)





mountain rock pebble
fine sandy beach underfoot
slowly but surely






Photo of Clearwater River, AB from Wikimedia Commons
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32 comments:

Lin said...

fun photo and haiku, it does move slowly until the floods or spring runoff at least in our area.

Rose said...

Beautiful--would love to be in that picture.

I had thought I would see what the prompt was this weekend...just to see for myself what I could come up with. But I seen the word SLOWLY and the first thing that popped into my head is this one episode of I Love Lucy and I cannot get it out.

Beth P. said...

Yes, Miz Deborah, inexorably!

Beautiful--could feel the turn of the earth under my feet reading this one and observing the photo--

Many thanks!

fourwindshaiga said...

Deborah, I was thinking one thing about your poem, then I read the tag. Just what you were writing of in your last post.

The photo looks like a place I would love to visit.

WillThink4Wine said...

Well, that is the slowest 'slowly' I've read so far! From a mighty mountain to fine sand in many a millennia! Well done!

Quiet Paths said...

Oh dear, this is an area I know well...we have our Canadian family reunions near this river. It's winding ways through the valley you have captured very well. Thank you for the contented sigh this gave me.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Delightful. I'd love to dip my toes in that :)

anthonynorth said...

A river is always best moving slowly. Great words and pic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Deb, will you get to see that SOON???? You'll probably have to wait several months to see 'that' picture--and get to walk on the sandy beach!!!! OH--makes me yearn for spring/summer.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sylvia K said...

Love the photo and love your words! Wish I was right there, this minute! Thank you!

teric said...

Beautiful scene AND haiku-they are perfect together.

Pam said...

This is indeed a slow process. Have you read any of Annie Dilliard's books? She speaks of this process very eloquently.

Kallen305 said...

Love the haiku. It sounds like something I want to do right now!!

Congrats on the award.

Maggie said...

Slowly the snow and rain beats on the mountaing stones and soil creating sand for the beaches as the river carries it slowly at some times and fast at other tines to places.
I like the thoughts.

zoya gautam said...

beautiful

bobbie said...

Just lovely. Slowly but surely indeed.

I tagged you for a photo meme, if you care to participate.

Fledgling Poet said...

What a stunning photograph...and your haiku is the ultimate in something happening 'slowly'!

dennis said...

Dennis likes this

JP/deb said...

The passage of time on the mountain waters is a slow, beautiful carving of history. Peace, JP/deb

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful Haiku and the image..well I sure would love the fine sandy beach under my foot.

Amias said...

Yes, spring is sure to come .. one of my favorite things is to see the changing of the seasons unfold, and all their glory.

rsobczak said...

That's a great river curve. As a hydrologist I approve!

Jim said...

I thought of a small (2 inch) pumice rock I rescued from Mt. St. Hellen's rath. It was soooooo rounded but it's lightness surprised me.
In our Galveston we are about ready to truck in new sand for our beaches which were eroded away. It is a very slow process to make sand from mountain rock pebbles. But mother nature's Hurricane Ike cleaned them out in no time.
..

Jeeves said...

Like this...

totomai said...

oh yes, let it flow naturally. such a relaxing ku at photo

Tumblewords: said...

Indeed - the wisdom of ages. Beautiful.

Sue said...

yes. the progression of life!

Dances With Loons said...

Millions of years expressed in a few words...the definition of succinct I would say, very nice...

Regina Marie said...

Thanks for the photo & words..so many places I haven't seen-

spacedlaw said...

VERY slowly.
All those centuries for, in the end, getting trapped in our bathing suits.
The irony.
Does the sand remember the boulder it used to be?

indicaspecies said...

I like your Haiku, and your photograph of the mountains.

You have a lovely blog here.:)

Tammy said...

A beautiful transformation indeed! Wonderful haiku.