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 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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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I love water, both still & rushing . . . you've described "white water" like no other! This is spectacular, how imaginative you are in painting a variety of imagery around tumbling water! Very frothy & now I'm humbled! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Aw Margie,thank you for your generous review. I also love water with all its movement. Your visits .. read more
Row, row, row your boat and I might add row the imagination flowing along the dam on the river. Rivers can be the life lines of many things and the time line of may things. I can feel your wonderful poem as the connection to all beauty has to offer through the senses.

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Many thanks Sami for your visit and kind review. Good to see you and all good wishes to you.
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Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

You too. You are welcome.
Now why did i wonder if this was going to be about Mark Antony coming to bury Caesar? lol

Instead i find a lovely descriptive poem, the likes of which are my favourites...

Perhaps Mark Antony did me a favour bringing me here :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Ha ha Stella. Yes the title came from Shakespeare. Pleased you enjoyed the read. Many thanks for you.. read more
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I love how the waves get passed along in this site you wrote of water as i just did yesterday:) I finally finished my water poem last night and spent way to many hours on I should add:) and two weeks ago Barley wrote about trains while I was writing about them mulling in my head for a while that one was! You could of written this poem to me as a letter for it is all I was musing about for at least a 10 days:) I have to say it is fun to read your early writes cause I can see you in them even tho your voice has evolved it has that Chris Voice in it still. My family used to have a boat docked below the base of a lock and the roar of the gushing water was ever prevalent I remember as a small boy loving to sleep on the boat and hearing the lullaby and the rocking motion of the boat pulling at my dreams. That is what this reminded me of

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Hello Bunny, how strange that you too have been musing on water. I must look for yours. We are boati.. read more
Wonderful description dear Chris. I really liked the language a lot :)

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

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

Chris
Anjeline

4 Months Ago

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

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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.

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

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

4 Months Ago

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

4 Months 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 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

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

4 Months Ago

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

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

4 Months 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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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months 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

4 Months 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

4 Months Ago

Pleased to hear all is OK with you. All reasonable here as well. You take care :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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