Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Reflection: Quietude

The pilings thrust upward toward the sky.

The water of the canal mirrors their boldness
 but softens it somehow,
gives the impression that each upright timber
extends downward to the center of the earth
and fastens us all securely in place on the ground,
so we won't float untethered into the vast beyond.

Walkway lights twinkle upside-down
like fireworks displays.

Soft amber light
rolls across the arch
in the center of the slumbering bridge.

Small ripples tickle the water's edges.
The sky's breath separates the clouds just enough
so the light can peek through.

Morning comes softly,
illuminating the dark corners of my thoughts. 


Sylvia K said...

Terrific reflections as always, and words to match, Meri! Always love the reflections on the water! Superb! Hope you have a great weekend!


EG Wow said...

Beautiful view of Venice and lovely poetry

MacDougal Street Baby said...

Gorgeous, in every way!

Daogreer Earth Works said...

This sky is stunning!

'Tsuki said...

There is a real emotion here, in the picture and in the text so beautifully written... I just love both of them, thanks for this inspiring sharing.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Love the poetry and the photo brings me many happy memories... so inspiring!


Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photo and words!

Dorian Susan said...

What a wonderful post. thank you for your beautiful image and words.

Mama Zen said...


Kim, USA said...

This is awesome!!

somepinkflowers said...

clever YOU!

did you find the Rialto as a
'''slumbering bridge'''


{{ i think a few hours later
i was resting
on the other side ---> }}

Miss Kodee said...

Beautiful reflection but I also love the sky in this photo!

Rajlakshmi said...

beautiful capture and the words compliment it wonerfully.

weekend Reflections

VioletSky said...

Your poetry adds so much depth to the photo.

Regina said...

Truly beautiful! And wonderful words.

Owen said...

One wants to head for Venice right away...

One will have to wait.

But this is the next best thing...

Jingle Poetry said...


keep it up.