The Rivers Edge By Pejj Nunes

Love the edges of a river! Especially to swim or boat on.

The rivers edge where a dark pool begins to soften___

Not deep water, so it will give up its mysteries in time.

Light of day__a glance will tell me when and where.

Translucence will reveal settled things, uneven rocks__

These setting below the water, with sharp glinting edges,

Casting shadows, waiting undisturbed.

River grass catches the eye, waving gentle back and forth undecided.

It hides things. It laughs with me whispering. At times I weep.

Wrapped in thick sweater. I love it all! This peacefulness.

My bottom, a block of ice upon the granite perch.

The morning sky a golden glow. It opens up, I investigate___

Twittering songs filter into my thoughts, sweet.

Dewy grass enfolding Blue Flags laced with spiders webs.

Brighten shafts of light cascade through rattling Poplar trees.

Against a back drop of conifers, always green.

Delighted fish have come to do their sportive ritual to feed.

I sit and think or just be one with the world, for I am!

A warm cup of coffee which I sip from time to time.

And I think of you, you and me___the way things were__

You would love to be here, but you are! The gentle sense of you.

A promise comes__The warmth of memories. I love you!

And you love me! Familiarity comes from sojourns here.

The mountain trails shared. I will come to sit, to watch and listen,

For you my love__to watch and listen, and think of you.

Republished by Pejj Nunes 9.23.2021

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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