Friday, November 23, 2012

CDVI - Reflections on a Pond



Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week were motion, peaceful and vision.


Reflections on a pond.

On a good day, a pond can be 
Smooth, comfortable, contained.  

But this is not the normal state of a pond.

Or of a life.

Into the peaceful lagoon of life, 
The gods may throw pebbles, small or large, 
That set in motion ripples, 
Waves that move and interact, 

Compounding 
And negating.  

Where they fall and how they impact 
Is totally beyond prediction.

The vision that we have for our day 
As we make the first coffee of the morning 
May bear no resemblance to the memories 
We are left with as we sit with our last 
And reflect on our day.

Or on our lives.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2012
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16 comments:

  1. My word! There is so much truth in this so well expressed poem. It indeed would take a genius to forecast, at breakfast, his state of well-being, or otherwise, at bed-time.

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  2. Oh, I really like this! Would you mind if I reblog?

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  3. This is so true ... our life is so much like the ripples ... well compared !!!

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  4. smooth, comfortable, contain...looks/sounds good on the surface, but (1) can get a bit tiresome/boring and (2) such peace tends to exist in contrast to the turbulent tides running beneath.

    insightful verse.

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  5. Wise words. A wonderful reflection of pond and ripples.

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  6. Another interesting theme you are exploring on chances and choices.
    I think this is a good antidote to that feeling that can happen in the morning, of another routine day to get through-that anything can happen or be thrown at you.

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    1. Yes, you never know what will cross your path: a red wine, a red light or a red dress. Firguratively speaking.

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  7. re Path crossing...or even a spunky bishopette dazzling a Cosmo with her orbs and sceptre...oops that may not be bishopric attire..too lazy to check:)

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  8. A thoughtful reflection dear J Cosmo.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  9. Oh, wow, you have nailed it - the human condition - full of unexpected ripples. Wonderful!

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  10. Tremendous work--the imagery is perfectly rendered, the account of reality is piercingly true. USA Thanksgiving has me woefully behind on commenting, but I'm happy I managed to make it here to read this one.

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  11. Life in a nutshell. Or a pond. Great comparison, although sometimes the gods throw boulders, and the ripples are more like breakers. Thanks for your beautiful comment on my blog a few minutes ago. You could do the wordles. I could never do limericks :-)

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  12. Dear Mr Newberry, I like the deep deep thoughts in those waters, a bit sad I think but that is not a bad thing. It makes happy all the more fun!

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  13. You've described life so well!

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  14. lovely and so well put life is like that.

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