Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Chase






The sandpiper flirts with the rolling surf 
racing back and forth
along the frothy
luminous
edges
of the sea's body
searching amid the rise and fall
of the relentless tide
for something missed
overlooked

and 
then
returning to its starting place
to begin again
the tireless task
of an endless chase 
until twilight erases
all evidence 
of what was left behind
undiscovered

~ ~ ~



I needed a beach scene for my post today.  I have been bed-bound since Thursday after arthrocopic surgery to remove debris and half my meniscus in my left knee.  This is the third scope surgery on my knees over the last 15 years.  Oy!  But I'm feeling quite good today and up and about without crutches.  There is just so much CSI and Law & Order a girl can watch!

42 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Sorry about the knee surgery, I hope it helps. Love the poem and the pretty photo. I wish you a quick recovery and a happy week ahead.

TexWisGirl said...

sorry you needed surgery (again) but glad you're already doing better! yikes!

grammie g said...

Hi Reena...Oh wow three times yikes!! I have had that same surgery done on my left knee once, I know what your going through!!
I was told by my doctor I probably would need it done again, but so far no complaints ..mine has been over 10 years!!
Your photo,and words a lovely!!
Got a giggle out of your TV viewing
comment!! ; )
Grace

Sylvia K said...

Do hope your surgery is successful -- never fun, but most often, better than the alternative! I love your capture for the day and the poem as well! Hope you have a great week and I'll be holding good thoughts for you, Reena!

Country Girl said...

Thinking of you, Reena. Hoping that knee of yours has you back in action soon. xoxo

Brian Miller said...

ah i hope you heal up soon...and back enjoying scenes like the picture...smiles....the little sand piper...an endless quest back and forth...as is life at times....smiles.

Kerri said...

Glad you are in the mend! Love your beach scene!

Kerri said...

On the mend ......

Out on the prairie said...

heal well, its sounds bad to be grounded like this.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Oh dear, I'm sure it's hard to be stuck in bed for so many days. I've been able to avoid that knee surgery but there have been a few times when I thought it was close. Feel better soon.

Lisa Gordon said...

A friend of mine is having this very same thing done, this coming Friday.

So glad to hear you are doing well. You take it easy!

Such a beautiful photograph.

Catherine said...

I can almost picture that little bird! I hope your knee gets better soon and that you are back out and about with your camera!
xo Catherine

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

A man in our group at church just underwent surgery for a torn meniscus. He developed a blood clot and is now using crutches. Yikes! Take care of yourself. Love your poem and photo.

Mark said...

Ooooo, sorry to hear about the surgery, hope you are up and around soon and sending more beautiful photos our way.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Hope you continue to mend and that you'll be up and around soon. Stay warm.

Dianne said...

Up and about without crutches .... you're doing well Reena. A beautiful post.
Take care
xx

Awena Robert said...

I love the sea. Thank you for sharing this lovely photo. The warm colours of your photo are much needed during this winter.


Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

It's good to hear you are one the mend; you didn't miss much this week other than the frightful cold.

Lovely beach shot :-)

Marcie said...

What a gorgeous..warm and wonderful beach scene. Love your accompanying poem!

She Who Carries Camera said...

excellent word play with an equally excellent image!

Daryl said...

oh kiddo had i known i would have come to keep you company and help the Prof care for you ... xo

Jennifer Richardson said...

sending love and light
into your mending
...may the rest you receive
during this "down time"
nourish you through and through
until you're as grateful for the
refreshing to your soul
as you are for the coming
spring to your step:)
thanks for the beachy peace,
Jennifer

islandwonder said...

Ow! Hope it is fixed for good.

Gina Gao said...

Sorry to hear about your knee surgery. I liked the poem a lot.

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CherryPie said...

That is a lovely relaxing scene. I hope your knee recovers quickly.

Linda R said...

What a lovely beach scene. I am trying to get my hubby to take a trip to the beach. Boy do I miss it.

I do hope you knee is felling better.

Hugs~

Barb said...

Hope you are up and about soon, Reena. Love the picture I get from your words as well as the surf photo.

beth said...

thinking of you as you heal....and understanding how important those beach scenes are to make us feel better !!!

Pat Tillett said...

Sorry about the knee. I feel your pain. I've had two of those and need a major cutting to repair a ruptured ACL that I've had for a long time.
Nice photo and words to go with it!
Feel better soon!

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great photo and words Reena! Get better real soon!

Claudia said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! That photo and the poem are lovely. Ah, for the beach!

xo
Claudia

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Hope this surgery will be your last!

Now about that TV? Do you watch Downton Abbey?.... you can get them on netflix. Sure to entertain you for a while!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh Reena! I just knew that you weren't blogging as often as in the past. I'm sorry about the surgery, but it certainly sounds as if it was necessary. Hopefully, it will heal well, and you won't need another surgery. The beach scene is so beautiful...as are your words (always).

bill lisleman said...

wow I'm sure glad you didn't put up picture of your knee. I mean you probably have lovely knees but I'm sure the knee looks worked over. The sandpiper running back and forth - do you ever see them eat anything?

Ross said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery on the knee surgery! Great looking shot!

Michael Manning said...

I hope you are better soon, Reena. My mother shared the same sentiments from my brother watching these same re-runs over at her house! :)

Betty Manousos said...

so sorry about the knee surgery...but so glad you're feeling better.
love the photo.

big hugs!
xo

Gillian Olson said...

Sorry to hear you are having knee problems, hope you are feeling better really soon.
Beautiful picture and poem.

bon bon said...

pesky old knees! hope you return to doing cartwheels before too long! ;)

your image is just lovely! especially since my view got another eight inches of snow today. "oy" is right.

Barbara Shallue said...

This is the one I missed! I'm glad it was just arthoscopic knee surgery, but I had that once years ago and know it's no picnic when you're used to being able to jump up and run around!

bailey-road.com said...

So glad you're up and about! This is a beautiful post.

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