Water's Edge

Water's Edge

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
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31 syllables 5 7 5 7 7

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cool moss kiss my feet
guided by moonbeams I go
a mirrored lake waits
as I watch it ever low
soon it is swallowed whole

© 2022 Cherrie Palmer


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i apologize for the span of time since this piece written and when i took opportunity to read.
the title grabbed me as this is the same as a weekly newsprint contributor i was way back in the mid to late 80s.
but this is not about me ... i am drawn to the one particular sentence 'guided by moonbeams I go'
it reminds me of the times i spent on the waters of the sound checking and resetting my flounder nets in the fall of the years spent on the of pamlico sound of the outer banks, north carolina.
it captures the essence of time spent upon the water mattering not lake or sound
water is indeed water of movement ebb and flow ... a very honest write
thank you

Posted 1 Week Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Week Ago

Thank you 😊 I love water at night. It's relaxing and filled with tranquility.
I can feel the emotion of loss. Very nicely done

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Weeks Ago

Ya know I never thought about with that emotion in mind. Your review is exactly what I love about.. read more
Ranger Kessel

1 Week Ago

Youre welcome
Ah! Dear Cherrie ✨ when You write of nature, You bring it to LIFE! this is vibrant, full of life... I don't know how in few lines You can create such ethereal beauty and a whole world as I've said, but You do, and magically so....

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

You are always so gracious. Thank you Light
lightsong

1 Month Ago

You are so welcome 💞
Ooh I like this a lot Cherrie - a nice descriptive Tanka full of positivity and grace. Excellent.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Thank you Tony. I hope this Sunday is going well for you my friend.
red93

1 Month Ago

Much better today thanks Cherrie - touch wood.
dear Cherrie... the best part of our yard is th green moss that is under the front Windows of our older house. No weeds gather and the Color is emerald green. It is magical. We have a sunken area close to the Moss where a Pond appears when it Rains a lot... but disappears when the Sun comes out. We have no lower level or basement so the Earth is free to breathe. I can see the Beauty in your Poem. tenderly, Pat


Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Us too we get a rain filled pond with a down pour also. Both kids and dogs love it.
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

I like to think that Birds could Bathe and Sip the Rain Water. ❤️ Lovely to share these thought.. read more
there is a sadness here...so many lakes are going down because of global warming...
soon everything might become just a desert...I hope we have plenty of water to drink.
this is so good.
j.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

Good morning Jacob:) yes it's scary when you see different places going dry. While down our way Bull.. read more
Love that first line in this tanka Cherrie. Yes, walking on moss, so soft. I saw the lake in the light of the moon and then when the moon disappeared behind cloud, the lake was gone. Nice imagery.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

That should be its own poem once the moon is gone and textures of black fill the night.
Chris Shaw

1 Month Ago

There's a thought :)
Couldn't help but think about lakes that have been in the news lately. Drying up. Some reveal horrors and others reveal beauty.

You didn't call it a Tanka?

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

No, I didn't, but it is :) I figured the big kids could figure it out. :)the lake we live by is 28.. read more
cool moss kiss my feet.....I can feel it! I have been guided by moonbeams to a mirrored lake so can relate to this. So nicely written Ms. Cherrie.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Cherrie Palmer

1 Month Ago

:) There's nothing better than the feel of moss on bare feet
:) I'm so happy you got to tag a.. read more
Temperance

1 Month Ago

I enjoyed the trip!

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Added on May 27, 2022
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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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