Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

24 July 2007

Pink River

Pink River

Pink river flowing through the night
and on into the perfect dawn,
neither cleansing nor soothing
the source seared by life's
sparkle as it winked out,
nor mingling fresh deposits
with its saline composition
for all deposits have been made.
Ripples of disquiet disturb
the diaphanous shimmering
so that fraternising seems
a rare possibility between
two distinct existencies.
The fertility of earlier form
carries across the frontier
and its persistence
embellishes the brightness
with a twinkle previously
unseen in that place.
Effervescing from the deep,
pockets of truth bubble
upwards and capture
the stream's essence
before bursting through
the double-mirrored surface -
the barrier which reflects
both states, concealing
each from the other,
and confining knowledge
requisite for
inhabitants' comfort
to the parallel
and unreachable
world. But somehow
that pink salty flow -
the focus of this elegy -
carries with it enough
youthful energy to
transcend through
the reflective mirage
and telecommunicate
some of its essence
to those who have
dipped their hand.
The undulating ripples
form lucid windows
for perceptive eyes
looking for that truth.

© Annelisa Christensen 7:43 pm

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At July 28, 2007 2:26 am, Blogger red dirt girl said...

oh annelisa girlfriend .....

you cannot possibly know how wonderful it was to see your comment over at red scribbles !! Just this past week, i had been saying how much I miss you ... even though i realize that you are grieving and healing.

the poetry is heartrending, real, bittersweet, full of love and loss and tears and joy ..... life in full circle.

i'm so glad you have that outlet ....

kitty cat paws reaching over the atlantic, with love and xxx !!

At July 28, 2007 8:41 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Thanks for finding the time to call by, it's so good to see you. x

I love this, especiallly the words

Effervescing from the deep,
pockets of truth bubble

I'm thinking of you daily ((hugs))x

At July 28, 2007 9:14 am, Blogger lettuce said...

thinking of you too. its hard, isn't it?

these are wonderful skies. We've been seeing beautiful sunsets here too, in grimy london.

At July 29, 2007 1:39 am, Blogger steve said...

Yeah, like what RDG said..I just spent 30 minutes trying to leave a comment on your previous post...I did leave one, but the others thatI started to leave...well..lets just say that I can sure say some stupid stuff sometimes...

I did a post several weeks ago with you in mind though I kinda buried the reference at the bottom cause I didn't want to lay it on too thick like I do sometimes...it was about Nocti-lucent Clouds, in the upper atmosphere and I had never heard of them...they see them in Denmark and germany aloy, and maybe where you are too...I don't think they see them much in Texas, but I look for them all the time now and if I ever see one I'm going to name it "Words that Flow".
Why not?
Longer letter later...

At July 29, 2007 10:03 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hope your Sunday is peaceful. xx

At July 29, 2007 5:43 pm, Blogger goatman said...

My paltry words can only attempt to offer peace, or the hope thereof.
Its probably gonna hurt for some time to come.

At July 30, 2007 10:36 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

How are you honey? x

At July 30, 2007 3:04 pm, Blogger Bobby Griffin said...

Hi again Annelisa,

Just thought I'd stop by and update you on the voting for bestest blog of the year. We've had over 8000 votes cast by over 100 different voters in just under a week. A contest update can be found at the new and improved brand new home of Bestest Blog!!, original details can be found here. With a week to go still, that $50 prize, title, and bragging rights is still up for grabs. Also, be sure to get in the running to be blog of the day again this year by joining the Blankest Blank Blog Directory. Thanks for reading and please stop by and leave a comment at the new Bestest Blog some time!

At July 30, 2007 4:59 pm, Blogger ~Deb said...

Your heart shines in this post. My prayers and thoughts go out to you.............. Sometimes, in our grief, the most beautiful things manifest. Thank you for sharing "you" with us.

At July 31, 2007 8:28 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hope the blues skies are cheering your heart. x

At July 31, 2007 11:59 am, Blogger Mother of Invention said...

A beautiful metaphor here of the blending and yet separate states of the living and deceased. It's double-edged and so true. The truth finds a way to pervade the present concrete reality and make itself known to people (like you) who seek it and can perceive it.
Do you call it pink because of the reflection of the sun at dawn? The pinkish flow of past lifeblood meeting the present dawning of life each day in the present? The meeting of the two worlds is indeed fascinating. It's as if she is trying to communicate with you still and you are responding with inspiration and such clear images.

I am so glad you have used your creative and receptive mind to continue to process the event and share it all with us. We are honoured as is Julia.

At July 31, 2007 6:27 pm, Blogger thethinker said...

Beautiful pictures.

At August 01, 2007 8:54 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hope you're getting there honey. x

At August 02, 2007 10:16 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

How's things? ((hug))

At August 03, 2007 10:33 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

It's me, just to say I'm thinking of you. x

At August 04, 2007 8:04 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Morning honey. x

At August 04, 2007 12:44 pm, Blogger TopChamp said...

hi Annelisa. lovely river pics & poem. X

At August 05, 2007 8:34 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

The sun's shining m'dear, come out and have a look eh? ((hugs))

At August 06, 2007 12:32 pm, Blogger Akelamalu said...

How's things honey? x

At August 06, 2007 3:42 pm, Blogger Bobby said...

Hi again Annelisa,

Just wanted to remind you that today is the last day of voting for Bestest Blog of the Year, and there are definitely still quite a few blogs within striking distance for the fame and glory (and $50 cash prize!).

EXCLUSIVE results will be featured on my new (and improved!) blog, BestestBlog.com, 8AM EST on Tuesday morning. Voting for new "Best Blog of the Days" has already begun and the first winner (based entirely on your votes) will be picked Wednesday (and every) morning at 8AM (again at Bestest Blog). Get in the running by joining the Blankest Blank Blog Directory...over 100 have already, and we haven't even handed out any awards yet!!

We'll also be having daily results (again based on your nominations and votes) for Funniest Video, Funniest Picture, Funniest Joke, and Most Fun Game every day at 10AM, 12PM, 2PM, and 4PM respectively.

I hope you'll stop by and leave a comment some time, we've got lots of exciting stuff on the horizon!

At August 07, 2007 1:56 pm, Blogger Bobby Griffin said...

The results are in!! Check em out and see where your blog ranks!

At August 07, 2007 4:42 pm, Blogger Sanni said...

Hey sweets - you´re a true inspiration. So I hope you accept the
Inspirational Blogger Award I gave you =)


At August 08, 2007 10:38 am, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hello m'dear, are you coming out to play? x


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