River Royalty

River Royalty

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

downstream armada
majestic in countenance
elegance in white

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Spooky biscuits. I just read Jacobs latest before this and got serious deja vu. Love those little coinkidinks life throws at us.
Can so relate to this Chris. I grew up in an area where an invisible street boundary lay, separating us havenots from the haves. That's where all the posh birds came from, just like swans. They loved us bad boys. Ah, happy days

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lorry

6 Months Ago

Achieve just wait. I'll have you all groaning into your coffee in no time. Speaking of which, I may .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Post away. You've got a fan here. Two great sounding noisy words you found there. I'm expecting some.. read more
Lorry

6 Months Ago

You expect correctly 🤓



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Taking this at face value (?) it reminds me of a recent news broadcast that showed all the automobile traffic on a main artery stopping to let about 30 geese cross the road 'in the crosswalk'
Love those nature things

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Do you know Dave I saw that and was amazed by it. I was amazed that Daddy Goose, actually did his ke.. read more
Dave Brown

6 Months Ago

always some jerks around!
Wow, I just finished my coffee, now I'll have to get down off the c.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Ta, enjoy your morning :)
I love word economy because it forces the reader to look inward for meaning, making everything they read a part of them if only for a moment.

Ironically, I have no idea what this poem probably really means besides swans. I still liked it though.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Yes swans in all their elegant majesty. Birds of Royalty over here.right beside the castle at Windso.. read more
Swans are a bird I have only ever seen from afar. I suppose that makes them all the more alluring. Your poem also has that effect because it skirts around the subject and through other words makes the image of them bloom in our minds.

A lovely haiku, Chris. Your river days are full of the stuff of daydreams. I'm really enjoying your river poems.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much Eilis. I feel at ease on the river and gave more time to let my mind wander. Not e.. read more
A royal Haiku indeed... Very expertly slayed

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your review Wondering Mind.

Chris
makes one want to stand up, take notice and follow with bent neck if necessary. beautifully penned. great impact ... :)

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Many thanks for you calling in Pete. I appreciate your thoughts. All the best.

Chris
A most beautifully penned haiku Chris which paints a lovely image..majestic indeed..nice work..


Posted 6 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Many thanks Fran Marie for your lovely review. All good wishes.

Chris
  Fran Marie

6 Months Ago

you're quite welcome
awww, you write ever so lovely....

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Why thank you. What a lovely thing to say. Thanks for calling in kescha.

Chris
Another beautiful Haiku moment dear Chris. You have a wonderful talent for this style! Your poetic calligraphy shows me the lovely brushstrokes of your “armada” of swans... Excellent write!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Pleased you could see what I saw Annette. A truly lovely sight. Thank you so much.

Ch.. read more
I imagined swans doing a graceful dance on a glass-like water surface. You've painted quite a picture in three short lines. Lydi**

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Those swans were so majestic to watch Lydi**. So graceful on water. Many thanks.

Chri.. read more
Spooky biscuits. I just read Jacobs latest before this and got serious deja vu. Love those little coinkidinks life throws at us.
Can so relate to this Chris. I grew up in an area where an invisible street boundary lay, separating us havenots from the haves. That's where all the posh birds came from, just like swans. They loved us bad boys. Ah, happy days

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lorry

6 Months Ago

Achieve just wait. I'll have you all groaning into your coffee in no time. Speaking of which, I may .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

6 Months Ago

Post away. You've got a fan here. Two great sounding noisy words you found there. I'm expecting some.. read more
Lorry

6 Months Ago

You expect correctly 🤓

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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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