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4/01/2010

100 Word Challenge - Swollen

What follows is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, usually authored by the larger-than-life Velvet Verbosity, but temporarily hosted by me, here. The word today is "Swollen".

And I know exactly where your pervy minds went. Well, some of them, anyway.


The River

Each day beaks upon the shore
sweeping over us and we
little pebbles that we are
rise and fall on the beach
in rhythm

The river of time
swollen with pebbles
trapped in the current
rushes toward the great sea
where all mix together
and storms drive the waves
toward the shore
where pebbles are

And each day breaks upon the shore
washing new pebbles onto the beach
and sweeping old, worn pebbles away
to deep places and dark
where the rhythm of waves
is no longer measured

But the river of time
still swollen
still rages
to the sea.



Ndinombethe.

15 comments:

friend said...

Nice. I can see and hear your river pebbles.

btw, what is 'Ndinombethe'?

Shadow said...

your descriptions are simply stunning!

Collette said...

You know, I didn't even think anything about the word "swollen" till you mentioned it. Then I couldn't stop...lol.
Beautiful poem. I love the water!

Big Mark 243 said...

This is some top shelf stuff.

Jientje said...

I love the rhythm in this poem. Very nice work.

PattiKen said...

I love the ebb and flow of this. You captured the sights and sounds so beautifully. Bravo.

Joyce-Anne said...
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Joyce-Anne said...

I think blogger ate my comment. Anyway, I enjoyed the poem. As always, nice job with the 100 word challenge.

Tara R. said...

This was really quite beautiful.

LceeL said...

Friend: Ndinombethe - an African proverb which means - "As I go, I am wearing you."

Shadow: Thank you, Shadow.

Colette: Thank you, Collette.

Big Mark 243: Thank you, Mark.

Jientje: Thank you, Jientje.

PattiKen: Again, thank you, Patti.

Joyce-Anne: thank you, Joyce-Anne.

Tara R. Thank you, Tara. You're too kind.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Lou, you are such a master of words.

Do you know if we're supposed to link up with our 100 words challenge entry?

Titanium said...

With these words, I am carrying you with me. This.Is.Beautiful.

Putting this poem in my virtual shirt pocket, to read and to remember.

Thank you for this.

Hyphen Mama said...

The word 'swollen' always makes me think of my feet when I was pregnant. I like your take MUCH better!

friend said...

thanks Lou. :)

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I would like to wish you and your family
Many Easter Blessings and have you a great Easter!
hugs
shakira