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Friday, October 19, 2012

Slow Speed Ahead

Speed? Forget about it.
The fast lane? I don't think so.
There is but one lane on the river today.
There is no room for speed.

Dashing and Darting have no place here.
It is autumn.
Life on the river slows
as we contemplate the winter ahead.

Big boats replace the small ones.
Swans and Geese float gracefully
where jet skis and tubes 
competed for space a short season ago.

The carnival tune of a calliope
may now be heard in the distance
accompanied by the call of geese
who gather in flight

They call us into the calm
into a quiet slowness 
that allows us to join them
on the river.
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Mark and Gaz said...

Lovely words and photos Nellie!

Out on the prairie said...

You found some lovely charm on this river.