Thursday, May 26, 2011

Floating


when we were young
i would race you
across the green grass
of summer

arms
legs
flailing
bare and tanned
from afternoon suns

plunging into
pale waters
whispering
waiting
bobbing like gulls
we'd float on the
surface
arms outstretched
fingers touching
gazing into
cloudless skies

floating

floating

floating

until the day
folded into night

you were everything
those summers
strong
beautiful

and
mine

: : :

This post has been entered in Jillsy Girl's Water Challenge
Take a moment to hop over and get a little wet!







29 comments:

texwisgirl said...

beautiful. image and memories...

Jillsy Girl said...

you, dear blog peep, already have a great submission for my June challenge with this post!! ;-) i love it! you must have been reading my mind!

Michael Offutt said...

lovely imagery.

Mental P Mama said...

Wow. Just. Wow.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

On a hot and muggy day here in Virginia, this post is just perfect!

Judy said...

oh, what fond memories...

lisleman said...

great summer thoughts

Kamana said...

a lovely way to recall fond memories

Barbara said...

beautiful words, beautiful photo!

Margaret said...

At first this reminds me of a boy and girl. But then I think of how close friends can be when kids and all they experience. It does drift away, that closeness as life takes over... graduation, marriage, kids... I'm thinking right now of my 16 year old daughter who has friends visiting right now. How close they are right now... just a lovely poem.

S. Etole said...

both words and image evoke memories ...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is so beautiful and fits perfectly the thoughts I was having this morning! Sweet summertime! ♥

Nancy said...

Young and carefree in the summertime. Great memories. :)

Seraphine said...

i like the poem. it makes me want to go swimming. i never floated very well though. the photograph is outstanding; its both a bit over-saturated and discoloured, like an imperfect memory perfected by the mind. it's awesome reena.

Lesley said...

I love the poem and the image- this stirs up so many summer memories.

Ruth said...

Oh so lovely to float with you here in this poem-memory.

I'm reminded of one of my favorite parts of Conroy's The Prince of Tides when the kids would go run off the dock and dive under the water, and that special soundlessness down there.

The photo is gorgeous too, the green so lush and nostalgic.

Tricia said...

That brings back memories of going swimming at the lake w/ my best friend, Misty, & her mom... I haven't been swimming in ages!
Beautiful shot! =)

Louisiana Belle said...

Such a lovely memory. Beautifully written. :)

lisa said...

Wonderful memory and beautiful photograph Reena!

ladyfi said...

Just lovely!

Juana Aragon said...

Absolutely, beautiful!! I feel like jumping in, and floating, floating, floating!!! :)

Jenni Bailey said...

Beautiful! I'm mentally running down and jumping in already.

Geri Centonze said...

such vibrant colors!

ladyfi said...

What a magical shot and such wonderful words!

Jessica Vescera said...

Beautiful color here. Timeless image.

Jennifer Richardson said...

The image,
the poetry,
the rhythm....oh wow.
Swooning:)
-Jennifer

rayfamily said...

Fantastic water post! I love the imagery and floating, one of my favorite things to do :)

Christine said...

wonderful

Joanna Jenkins said...

Stopping by from Jill's. Absolutely gorgeous photo!
jj