Monday, September 24, 2012

The Osprey Cry




The ospreys' cries have ceased

their empty platform nest
of twigs, driftwood
and seaweed
rises from the water

in solitude

all that remains
of their Maine
summer

fall seems imminent
as she slowly
steals in
silencing the osprey cry

once again

~ ~ ~






49 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

bittersweet.

Sylvia K said...

Bittersweet indeed! But beautiful! Hope you have a lovely week, Reena!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

The seasons turn. Very nice photo!

Tojav said...

Really inspiring.

bobbybegood1 said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! And, how true. What we humans must remember is that we change with the seasons. Now's the time for sweet reflections and hibernation. Lovely post. Cheers!!

S. Etole said...

Beautifully said and imaged.

Brian Miller said...

autumn is upon us....we turn turn turn a bit more...smiles...nice pic...it looks like a painting almost...

Are We There Yet! said...

Oh how beautiful! I for one am going to miss summer

GailO said...

What a beautiful image you have created with words:) Now is the time to start enjoying the chickadees and the blue jays!

Love this photo!

Evelyn S. said...

I love the sound of the ospreys when they are circling high overhead....between their nest perch and the river. The first pair nested about 17 years ago on a bank of lights above the high school football field; when they left in the fall, the nest was moved to a platform above the lights. Now there are nesting platforms all through this valley and the next. Finally, the young one(s) have migrated---two or three weeks after their parents went south. They'll be back in late March. I'm sharing your poem with my sister, whose classroom window provides a view of the oldest osprey nest in our area.

Evelyn S. said...

Reena...I shared a link to your blog post Osprey Cry on my Facebook page! ;-)

bailey-road.com said...

I love the painterly image and the poem! Wonderful work.

Liza said...

This time of year always inspires a bit of sadness.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Both image and poem touch the heart, gently and beautifully.

Awena Robert said...

I really enjoy the colours of this particular photo. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

Hardest time of the year for those of us who love both the big and the small birds. Lovely lighting for photography but few birds to capture.

Dianne said...

Beautiful words ... Beautiful capture!
Hoping you have a lovely week Reena.

Sharkbytes said...

Perfect image- nice sad, but beautiful words.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Sweet photo work, equaled by a beautiful collection of pearls. Both a visual treat.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such a beautiful photo and equally beautiful words. Enjoyed both very much!

Rohrerbot said...

Sad to say good bye. As one thing ends another begins....

Barb said...

Your poem about endings and beginnings is wonderful - as is the dreamy photo.

Margaret said...

I will have to google the Osprey sound. This photo and poem are stunning. I also looked over your last few posts... whew, such beauty can be found here, it takes the breath away.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! One fantastic photo accompanied by a beautiful poem! Multi-talented to say the least! Great post...

Mark said...

When I was a teenager and would spend 2 weeks at the shore in the summer, the morning of the last day I would go to the beach and look out at the water, and get really melancholy, hating the fact I had to leave.
Reading your post today, I got that feeling again. Great writing.

Ross said...

It is a sad time because it won't be long for me before the snow is on the ground. For the time being though we get to enjoy the amazing colors of fall! Hope your doing well.

Daryl said...

lovely

have you upgraded Topaz' Simplify 3 to v4? i am having a lot of trouble.

Out on the prairie said...

sometimes that migration is like losing a friend, sad to see them leave for mwe

Linda R said...

Love this....

Kathryn said...

Love the image and your choice of words . . . each season brings its own change.

Ivanhoe said...

Oh my! Fall is really here, isn't it?! Love your new avatar pic :)

Catherine said...

Fall has snuck up on us quickly! Lovely photo!
xo Catherine

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely verse. I find it hard to say goodbye to summer too.

Rose L said...

Lovely poem!

Lisa Gordon said...

Beautiful words, and this photograph is amazing, Reena!

Barbara said...

That photo is amazing, and the words reflect the somberness of autumn. Beautiful!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Very artistic photo and very creative words! Well done!

bon bon said...

oh, this image is divine! so painterly. :)

ladyfi said...

A beautiful shot to go with that lovely farewell to summer!

Dianne said...

change is never easy

beautiful post
both in image and words

Bob Bushell said...

A good title, and beautiful poem.

Amish Stories said...

Fall greetings to you Reena. Richard from Amish Stories

Madi and Mom said...

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL WORDS AND PICTURE. WATER IS MOST RELAXING.
HUGS MADI AND MOM

eileeninmd said...

Hello Reena,

What a beautiful poem! Have a great weekend and happy Fall.

Country Girl said...

* sigh *

beautiful ~

Marcie said...

This is so beautiful..and so sadly bittersweet. A sure sign that summer is over..and we are now - it would seem - into October!

islandwonder said...

Gorgeous picture.

Kerri said...

- WOW -

Michael Manning said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this!