I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Beauty of a River

I came where the river
Ran over stones;
My ears knew
An early joy.
And all the waters
Of all the streams
Sang in my veins
That summer day.
-  Theodore Roethke, The Waking, 1948

Paint me a picture of the landscape. 
Dance me the dance of the waves. 
Sing me of the legends of the river. 
Tell me the story of the sky.
~author unknown~

No one can  see their reflection in running water,
It is only in still water that we can see
~Taoist proverb~

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge 
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, 
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."
~Winnie the Pooh~


  1. You have given me the title to my poem!

    Thanks, the photos are wonderful!

  2. Madeline"s AlbumnAugust 24, 2011 at 4:26 PM

    Connie, What lovely photos and quotes. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  3. nice...love going to the river...listening to it roll by...lots of beautiful nature around you there...

  4. Wonderful quotes with great photos to illustrate. Thank You!

  5. Beautiful! Wish I were going to the river today instead of driving to Modesto. Enjoy some cold river water for me.


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