Remembering Now


Cassin's Finch (Male), Carpodacus cassinii, Ca...

Cassin's Finch (Male), Carpodacus cassinii, Cabin Lake Viewing Blinds, Deschutes National Forest, Near Fort Rock, Oregon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remembering Now

The way that birdsong bids its welcome to the rising sun,
breaks bonds of night
and shatters silence—

The way the early morning breeze fragments the satin surface of the water,
ruffles the palm fronds,
infuses breaths of dawn with pungent fragrance—

The way the flow of water feels upon my skin,
cleanses the chimera of dreams,
the tastes of kisses—

These are the ways
I shall remember now.

Submitted to dVerse Poets’ Pub, Meeting the Bar   I have the honor of hosting today. The theme is living in the moment. I hope you’ll stop by and share a poem.  I am dealing with a family issue for the next few days, but will do my best to comment when I can. Because of this, I am not able to post Write2Day this week, so I hope the prompt at dVerse will serve that purpose. Thank you, my poet friends.

Photo: Wikipedia. “Copyrighted, but free for any use.”

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32 thoughts on “Remembering Now

  1. dragonkatet says:

    Superb imagery and attention to detail in this. I hope you have found some peace and quiet smiles in the midst of your trials,my friend. 🙂 Funny to think of “remembering” the present…but you have done it very well.

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  2. ManicDdaily says:

    Revisiting this. The water part is so lovely. K.

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  3. That’s simply beautiful!

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  4. Ravenblack says:

    Lovely descriptives. Conveying the desire to preserve present by choosing to remember the beautiful surrounds that touch all the senses. Enjoyed reading this.

    All the best to you, Victoria.

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  5. claudia says:

    love how serene and tactile this is…and so sad i missed the prompt…hope your mom is better victoria

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  6. tigerbrite says:

    Lovely blog at the bar. I wrote you an acrostic but found I was too late to post….
    Hope your Mom is ok.

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  7. vivinfrance says:

    I love the way you live in your moment.

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  8. David King says:

    This is just simply, superb. Twice over, actually – the image and the write. Glorious.

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  9. yoga-adan says:

    what a beautiful way to wake!

    “The way the early morning breeze fragments the satin surface of the water”

    those awarenesses in the morning, they do add so much to the later day 😉 your poem makes me smile this early morning, even knowing and wishing you the best with family issues 😉

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  10. Wander says:

    Very nice poem, thanks for the visit…

    Wander

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  11. wolfsrosebud says:

    like all the senses here

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  12. ManicDdaily says:

    This is very lovely. My morning is somewhat different. Hope all is well, Victoria!

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  13. David King says:

    The way the flow of water feels upon my skin,
    cleanses the chimera of dreams,

    The simplicity of the first line and the unexpectedness of the next make for a compelling moment.

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  14. dfb says:

    Victoria, this is so beautiful, brings out your ‘contemplative’ nature so well.

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  15. What a way to wake up

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  16. great aliteration, repitition, image share. Excellent work and very on target!

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  17. siggiofmaine says:

    Wonderful.Spoke to my heart and soul.
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

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  18. Exactly captured. A photographic poem, a snapshot of this now for then for others forever. Lovely.

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  19. souldipper says:

    And this works, Victoria…diving into the now with total immersion sets up safekeeping in memory.

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  20. A wonderful write, Victoria. Smooth, peaceful and beautiful. Very nice.
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/03/29/if-the-clock-is-ticking/

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  21. Mama Zen says:

    Beautifully written!

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  22. ayala says:

    The way the flow of water feels upon my skin,
    cleanses the chimera of dreams,
    the tastes of kisses………….beautiful, Victoria. Love it!

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  23. oceangirl says:

    The way the flow of water feels upon my skin,
    cleanses the chimera of dreams,
    the tastes of kisses—

    So delicious. You write so beautifully Victoria.

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  24. Shawna says:

    Lovely:

    “The way the flow of water feels upon my skin,
    cleanses the chimera of dreams”

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  25. And you should remember all these moments. Sometimes that’s all my poems are, ways to remember my days.

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  26. shanyns says:

    Oh yes remember the now. Wonderfully done.

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  27. hannah says:

    As refreshing as the lovely iris in your background,
    full of memorable phrases and audible play of light

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  28. Margaret says:

    This sounds like a lovely vacation. 🙂

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  29. zongrik says:

    then it won’t be now anymore. oh no….i’m sooooo confused!!
    then will be now, now will be then

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  30. Laurie Kolp says:

    Oh, so very beautiful Victoria.

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  31. … and we shall remember them too!

    breaths of dawn with pungent fragrance … the other day I was very early out and had a coffee with the sunrise by Acropolis, this line matches the feeling of that moment!

    Lovely poetry Victoria!

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  32. “the breath of dawn”….great

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