Watching Turtles by the Pond...A Meditation on Peace and Tranquility

cnwriter..carolinaStarred Page By cnwriter..carolina, 12th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3bvh02gr/
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Spend a short time and enjoy watching the turtles in their habitat ..a pond with silvery fish, a waterfall and tranquility...so much tranquility. These creatures from another time and space are still with us. Take time to read this and meditate ..you will find the peace within.

Time Stands still for Them

Isat this day watching the turtles
Old they seem their shell hoary with age
Time passing made them as they are
Wise beyond the ken of man
They sit watching as I do
I wonder at them

Slowly very slowly they move
Then still for long long periods of time
A scaly leg might wave
An arm with nails such as ours
Peeps out
The turtle never moves
Time stands still for him

Fish in the Pond

Through the clear waters of the pond
Long silvered fish they swim
Not too many of them now but speckled
Tiny orange ones swim by
At most amazing speeds

I sit there watching all this take place
A world existing on its own
I looked again the turtle had gone
But still its companion never moved

The Water of the Pond

The water juts out from the spout
Like a miniature waterfall
Sparkling the water moves
Drops of silvery spray

Clumps of greenish sediment
On top of water float
Moving in a circular way
Slow oh so slow

Plants in bundles grow
Green, bronze and orange out of the water here
Variegated leaves have they like tongues
Parchment eddies in the wind

My Turtles Moves

Stones and pebbles in colours galore
Lie at bottom of the pond

People walk by some stop to say hello
To the turtles
My silent unmoving friend
At last he moves his legs

I wonder on what did he ponder....

credits

Biodiversity for the pics
Google for the pics
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Carolan Nathan, Cnwriter, From Another Time, Movement, Nortycarolina, Old, Peace, Profound Silence, Speckled Fish, Turtles, Waterfall, Wise

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I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
12th Jun 2012 (#)

Lovely.

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author avatar Eunice Tan
12th Jun 2012 (#)

Enjoy this article. So nice & lovely.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
12th Jun 2012 (#)

Beautiful turtles, and photos. Nicely expressed the natural feelings cnwriter. Thank you.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Jun 2012 (#)

thank you all Steve, Eunice and Md for your reading my page...namaste...

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author avatar Karman's Kreations
12th Jun 2012 (#)

Beautifully Peaceful. Wonderfully Written.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Jun 2012 (#)

thank you too Karman..have a peace filled day...

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author avatar Christine Crowley
12th Jun 2012 (#)

I wonder what he pondered, also. Lovely poem. I hope you enjoyed your time by the pond. Sounds so nice.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Jun 2012 (#)

it was a wonder filled time, quiet, peace and a sense of wonderment went on inside me...thank you Christine...

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author avatar LOVERME
12th Jun 2012 (#)

Amazing
on FB they even showed two of these copulating ...
like us
i never knew they could so do

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
12th Jun 2012 (#)

wow Love...as I watched I saw how similar their movements are to ours...
thank you for reading this and commenting...

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
13th Jun 2012 (#)

Watching birds and animals in their natural habitat is always very interesting. Beautiful page. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
13th Jun 2012 (#)

thank you Pradeep....

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author avatar Retired
15th Jun 2012 (#)

*nice* :)

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