Lend Me Your Ears

Lend Me Your Ears

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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From the archives and a visit to the weir.

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Before your eyes are mesmerised
by water gushing through this weir,
do you hear the pounding sound of
marbled crystal as it tumbles,
as it stumbles over concrete,
crashing to the depths below?
Take a respite, take a moment,
listen to the noise of thunder
and the mighty roar of anguish
as the wayward, whirling foam boats,
pirouette in swirling waters,
whisked meringues of many egg-whites,
whipped into a frothing frenzy,
humbled by the river's flow.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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ohhhh i like this Chris ... if one heeds your voice the experience is exquisite .. the roar, the foam and mist on my face ... if one doesn't have the memory of a weir somewhere in their lives .. they need to take a moment ;) i especially like the personification of the foam in anguish ... brilliant says i! simply brilliant!
E.

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Thank you so much Mr E. It was quite something. It was wonderful to look at, but the sounds were spe.. read more



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Wonderful description dear Chris. I really liked the language a lot :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

16 Hours Ago

Thank you so much Angeline. Really appreciate your visit. All good wishes.

Chris
Anjeline

8 Hours Ago

You're welcome :)
Indeed I just did . . . and what a wild ride!!! Thanks for sharing.
Tom

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Christine Anne Shaw

16 Hours Ago

Thanks Tom. The weir is wild indeed. Deafening with it. Thanks for your visit.

Chris

I have always found weirs fascinating & my word, dont they sound wonderful

N.

Posted 2 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Days Ago

Thank you Neville. You can't hold a conversation in the presence of a weir. It will make you appear .. read more
The roar of the rivers mighty flow is a joyous thing, I have sat by many a river bank and just sat and listened,

Posted 3 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thank you. We have that in common. Good to sit, listen and ponder. The noise can be deafening.
.. read more
gram linski

3 Days Ago

Have a check through some of my early stuff, you might like gone fishin'
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

OK. I'll have a look :)
Water over a weir / waterfall
The sounds are the same
Water races down stream tumbling over the rocks
Over the chasm to land in a never ending crescendo of thunder on the rocks below

I have a picture of Godafoss in Iceland on our first day > like a mini Victoria Fall

Posted 3 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Good morning Wild Rose. Thank you for sharing your travel experience here. Godafoss sounds wonderful.. read more
Wild Rose

3 Days Ago

You have given me inspiration >> Off to find a picture of it

Any time you want a pict.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Thank you for your kindness. You take fabulous pictures.
Really!! only YOU can turn something like "weir" into a beautiful, expressed most delightful piece like this, the best part how You bring the message You want from the subject gently along Your words and titles, amazing poem dear Chris!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Dear Light how lovely to receive your visit. I hope all is good with you. Thank you so much for appr.. read more
Light

3 Days Ago

all is good dear Chris, I hope it's the very same and more to You too :)

always my p.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Pleased to hear all is OK with you. All reasonable here as well. You take care :)
beautiful turbulent words paint a powerful moving series of pictures like increasing levels of emotional frenzy just before they're calmed,

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

It certainly was well worth watching and listening to as well. Many thanks Ruselnex for your thought.. read more
This makes me think of the boats that go up close to the falls where the water is turbulent.

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

Pleased I gave you some imagery Edie. Yes, boats getting too close would find it difficult to cope w.. read more
i learned about a weir in this, but I also could relate it to the storms and awful flooding we have had in Southern Illinois...
lots of swirling waters burying highways and bridges...and the water is still rising.
nature surely humbles us humans.
j.

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Days Ago

You are having a hard time of it with the recent spell of turbulent weather. You will know the stren.. read more
whisked meringues of many egg-whites,
whipped into a frothing frenzy,
humbled by the river's flow.

Love this part so much, This is a wonderful well written write. much enjoyed

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Brandie Jade

4 Days Ago

well i have been gone a while, I had to move and go on a vacation which was so much fun. It's good t.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Days Ago

Use Firefox. I find that helps:)
Brandie Jade

4 Days Ago

ok thank you, i'll see what I can do.

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