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50 Word Thursday — That day at the river

Teresa and Kristian alternate Thursdays for this prompt.  Today Teresa hosts.  Teresa says:

Rules:
**Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
**Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.
**Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
**HAVE FUN!

Image by John Collins from Pixabayquote prompt:
Why are you smiling?”, River Dixon, Beyond the Field

Remember that day? Down by the river?
When we found a carpet of cushioned moss
to lay our blanket.
The sun was warm, the breeze light.
I laid on my back and watched the clouds flow by.
You propped yourself on one elbow and watched me.
You asked, “Why are you smiling?”
Drawing a deep breath, exhaling as deeply,
Because right now we love each other
and nothing will be able to take away this moment.”
A hawk cried in the distance.

Instead of creating a new post for dVerse tonight, I’m tacking it on to this one.

Plus, as an added bonus, is a haiku. I just wrote it, after taking a walk out back.  The three red pine seedlings I started from seeds a few years back have survived their second winter in the ground.  So did the three gingko trees I started from seeds.  Call me happy today.

Spring walk – small red pines
celebrate with pea-sized cones
winter’s survivors.

 

37 thoughts on “50 Word Thursday — That day at the river

  1. A grand 50 word adventure, and a great haiku. The poem captures the thrill of living in the moment; the haiku celebrates life as microcosm

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  2. Thanks Jane. You should see them, they are adorable. Hey, one of my blogging buddies from UK (Zoolon) visited France this week. He gave your country a compliment. He said France takes art seriously everywhere. (para.) Just thought I’d share it with you.

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  3. I see Zoolon’s name on my blog often and I’m ashamed to say I don’t think I’ve done more than breeze in and breeze out again. Must remedy that. I think France is like everywhere else. There’s what the government spends money on and there’s what ordinary people actually do. There are some hideous building projects go on, housing developments etc. But they are trying to preserve what’s left of good urban and rural architecture.

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  4. Zoolon is a thoughtful and talented young man. He writes songs, poetry, and prose, as well as being a first class photographer. Not only all that, he’s a musician with several CDs of beautiful ambient music he’s created! Glad to hear somewhere is trying to preserve old architecture. They continue to tear down our oldest buildings near the water, hoping to draw “developers” in. It makes me sick.

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  5. Hawks are symbolic messengers. By it being in the distance, it’s almost saying things won’t continue to be this perfect. I hope that wasn’t a rhetorical question!

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  6. I see now why I don’t visit his blog more often. I’ll not really into music and can’t really comment. I got classical music young, then David Bowie and you don’t get better than that so I’ve stuck with what I know 🙂

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