Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Peaceful Valley




The autumn rains
have come.
Salmon are leaping
and splashing
in the swollen river.
The water
has risen
to the top
of its topmost bank,
lipping bushes and roots
thirsty
through the heat
of summer.


Down the
ancient path
carved
in the
mountain,
the waterfall
gushes again,
torrential
fountain.

Gray clouds
hover
and brood
atop the hills, 
and all across
the fields and
rolling meadows,
green has
returned
once more
to the
peaceful valley.

8 comments:

  1. Great entry..
    love the pictures too.
    The angler in me
    appreciate the clean water
    in your pictures..

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  2. beautiful word pictures, sherry... i can see the whole thing in my mind's eye.... what grace to be able to have an opportunity to be in such places!

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  3. Hi, Sherry!

    I think there is a special beauty to wet and cloudy environments. The smell, the feel of it. I've always loved it, and I love your words and pictures here!

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  4. As always Sherry, you write beautiful words to accompany those lovely photos. I love visiting your blog; it's like an oasis of calm.

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  5. Sherry such beautiful words and the photos are great!
    Pamela

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  6. Yes, I am lucky to live in an abundance of watery places - rivers, lakes, lagoons, ponds, waterfalls and swamps abound. It is quite glorious! And, Wan Sharif, the above river is a FANTASTIC fishing spot. I know many spots along its banks where anglers toss their lines in:)Thank you for reading and commenting. I am a bit uninspired right now, as I have two ailing dogs, and their ailments are distracting me. I so appreciate your visits - every single one!

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  7. My prayers with you and your dogs..

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  8. Beautiful words. Beautiful photos! Makes me want to find a mountain waterfall!

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