Monday, September 06, 2010

Scenes From a Marsh

Come, take my hand,

I’ll walk you into
this sweet silence –

to taste it, you only have

to smell the sun,
to drink the air,

to see the warmth...

Don’t worry,
these wooden planks have

just the right amount
of... creakiness

to bring another stirring
to our souls.

We cannot
disturb this peace.

Eternity breathes


Fireblossom said...

Vesper, what a delightful side trip into the marsh! I love the little turtles sunning themselves, and the tiny frog.

The last two lines made me go "ohhhhhh..."



Anonymous said...

I used live by swampland growing up in Buffalo. Thanks for the trip back. :)

Naquillity said...

the place you've shared looks so peaceful. hope all is well.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, where is this? Looks like it could be down here in our backyard.

Geraldine said...

What a great post V. So tranquil and peaceful, looking at each photo. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs friend, G

BernardL said...

Invigorating pictorial. I remember how a marsh smells. You can smell the heat, humidity, and darkness even in the light.

Karen said...

Beautiful place. I'd love to spend time there.

SzélsőFa said...

an amazingly peaceful and exotic-looking place - but it must be swarming with mosquitos...

laughingwolf said...

love it, thx v! :)

jason, we could have crossed paths, i grew up in welland!

Travis Erwin said...

Now I'm hungry for turtle soup and frog legs.

Vesper said...

Fireblossom, I’m glad you came along... Thank you!

My pleasure, Jason! :-)

It is very peaceful. Thank you, Naquillity, and you too!

Charles, it’s in a natural park on Ile Bizard, an island next to the Island of Montreal. It’s very close to where I live and I love going there every year.

Thanks, Geraldine! I’m glad you liked it.

Bernard, surprisingly this wasn’t humid at all. It was fresh, despite a very hot day.

Karen, yes... I love water so much... I would like to just sit there, listen to the frogs, and write...

SzélsőFa, strangely (and luckily) no mosquitoes...

Thank you, LW!!!

Travis, as glad as I am to see you here... I must tell you that I’m a vegetarian... so, don’t touch my turtles and my frogs! ;-) :-) :-) :-)

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Gorgeous photos and words. A marsh is a special place, where nature's treasures encamp. Thank you for the lovely time here.

Vesper said...

Kaye, thank you for visiting my marsh... and for your lovely words. You are entirely right.

strugglingwriter said...

Great pics and words.

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog. I am finally feeling a bit better.


Akasha Savage. said... smell the sun, to drink the air...

I loved it :D

Vesper said...

Thank you so much, Paul and Akasha! :-) :-) :-)