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Into Journey’s End March 1, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Mindfulness, Poetry.
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Moment to moment
we travel corridors filled
with shadow and light

No time for regret
we stumble forward and fall
into journey’s end

Whispers in the mist
we pass through the last doorway
leaving all behind

Photographer: Wini Esterhuizen

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related post:  Sidey’s Weekend Theme

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1. Andra Watkins - March 1, 2013

This picture goes perfectly with the words, Nancy.

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Thanks, Andra. Sidey chose the photo as the prompt for this weekend’s theme if you want to give it a go.

2. shreejacob - March 1, 2013

Good words….I’m hoping to walk more into the moment and to stumble less! hehe

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

At times, we have no choice but to grope in the dark . . . no matter how many times we reach for the light switch, uncertainty lingers in the shadows.

shreejacob - March 8, 2013

True…I sometimes feel like I want to strangle my doubting mind!

nrhatch - March 8, 2013

Here’s to regaining clarity . . . with eyes, mind, and heart wide open! 😯

3. Colline - March 1, 2013

Beautiful words.

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Thanks, Colline. Everyone is welcome to play along with Sidey’s Weekend Theme . . . just click the link if you’re interested.

4. suzicate - March 1, 2013

What a beautiful photograph! And absolutely lovely haiku!

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Thanks, Suzi. That photo is stellar! Great choice for a prompt.

5. SidevieW - March 1, 2013

That was wonderful. Great words.

Thanks Nancy

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Wonderful prompt. Thanks, Sidey.

6. Tom (Aquatom1968) - March 1, 2013

Very nice words, Nancy!
I’m still pondering the theme myself at the moment… it’s a great photo to work with though!

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

I look forward to seeing what transpires from your pondering.

7. bluebee - March 1, 2013

Such beautiful haikus that make a wonderful poem – I love the image of going through the last door. Who knows what lies beyond?

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Yes! Mystery awaits! 😀

8. kateshrewsday - March 1, 2013

What an intriguing post, Nancy! You have captured my imagination entirely!

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Thanks, Kate. I loved the prompt . . . what a great photo to stir our imagination.

9. ericjbaker - March 1, 2013

I think you should add a fourth stanza about what happens when you eat the lead paint flaking from the ceiling!

😉

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Oh, what a world! 😉

10. viviankirkfield - March 1, 2013

You expressed perfectly the emotions the photo evoked! Great job, Nancy…you do have a beautiful way with words.:)

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Thank you, Vivian. This photo captivated me at first sight. A great reminder that life is filled with shadow and light.

11. Patricia - March 1, 2013

The photo is intriguing and your words even more. Very thought provoking.

nrhatch - March 1, 2013

Thank you, Patricia. If you’d like to play along, Sidey invites one and all to join in her weekend theme.

12. jannatwrites - March 1, 2013

Great poem! Perfect for that photo 🙂

nrhatch - March 2, 2013

Thanks, Janna. You’re opening and closing a few doors yourself this month. Congrats on the pending move. 😀

13. colonialist - March 2, 2013

Very well done – like the corridor, simplicity with depth.

nrhatch - March 2, 2013

Thanks, Col. I see you’ve just posted your take. I’ll be by . . . by and by (or in due course . . . whichever arrives in short order) ;).

14. sweetdaysundertheoaks - March 2, 2013

Beautiful words Nancy. The last doorway…..

nrhatch - March 2, 2013

That last doorway is the epitome of mystery . . . hang onto your hats (and boots!). 😉

15. Tammy - March 2, 2013

What a prompt and you’ve done well with it. I didn’t see anything quite as poetic in that photo.

nrhatch - March 2, 2013

Thanks, Tammy. Pathways and doorways urge us forward, don’t they? . . . “Come see.” . . . “Follow me.”

Curious cats crane their necks to peer past the bend in the road.

16. adeeyoyo - March 3, 2013

Beautifully done, Nancy. Three haiku verses, all linked, or standing alone. So well done! I love the thought that we are ‘whispers in the mist’ – so descriptive of our souls.

nrhatch - March 3, 2013

Thank you, Denise. 😀 Haiku is a good reminder to me . . . it says, “Be Succinct.”

17. sufilight - March 3, 2013

Beautiful words and photo. Gave me little goosebumps which I am still feeling. 😀

nrhatch - March 3, 2013

Thanks, Marie. The photo prompted interesting posts this week ~ from the corridors of life to the corridors of our mind to the corridors of institutions.

18. 2e0mca - March 8, 2013

Interesting words and photo – Is there ever a journey’s end? I’m not sure, are you 🙂

nrhatch - March 8, 2013

No, I’m not. Perhaps when one journey ends . . . a new one begins. An ever flowing stream.

2e0mca - March 8, 2013

Very possibly… 🙂


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