Cascade #writephoto

A cat crouches low in the shadows
of the rectory, and it has been long since
I have been in the company of cats; dogs
sprawl lazily outside monolithic stone walls
while snakes coil under rocks and birds light
gently from branch to branch;

The sun rises, sets, rises again without
forethought or trepidation, simply and solely
to beam golden warming rays upon bodies
spinning within its orbit, conjoined with life
as life is with itself;

Like our own existence, creation
of a physical universe is comprised of flow
and ebb, light and dark; while we clip
and prune neatly manicured gardens
and lay flagstone pathways to enforce
our human imprint, animals being
the mitigating factor between a world
of nonresistance and us with a will
to manipulate all we behold, if only
to flex our considerable creativity;

And so we seek safety, a cup of tea,
a fire to warm quaking limbs, the kindness
of friends or strangers, connections sought
causing ripples in the fabric, influencing
events that cascade, regardless of intention.

All photos Β©Bela Johnson

Written in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt


16 thoughts on “Cascade #writephoto

    1. Even as do I, while madly weeding and shaping our little chunk of paradise here … I chalk it up to the creative challenge, yet still … πŸ™πŸŒΊπŸ˜Š


      1. It is a strange behaviour trait… like the peacock’s tail, perhaps. The alternative…that we are too afraid to see ourselves part of a greater whole, barely bears thinking about πŸ˜‰

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  1. Just beautiful Bela.. the last verse especially spoke to me.. May our thoughts continue to ripple away at the fabric of our existence.. ❀
    Beautiful photos Bela.. ❀ Have a peaceful weekend ❀

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