the orchestra of falling water

the small brook gurgles, plops and hiccups.
you sit beside it
to the orchestra of falling water.
to its passage downstream.

you sit beside it
why life has passed you by.
and the water flows all the while.
and the gray clouds gather.

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  • Astoreth
    Astorethover 5 years ago

    I have heard people say “life has passed me by” and I could never understand it….. crazy, unless you have been incarcerated your whole life or something…..interesting writing!

  • thank u A. it is a common phenomenum, exacerbated i think, by our addiction to technology and reluctance to accept meaning in the mundane

    – Rex Inkpen

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 5 years ago

    How often do we feel this way…….and it takes a reminder such as this beautiful verse to hear the sound again.

    Thank you….this is poignant and lovely.

  • thank u lisag! yes, we are complex, often self possessed beasts..

    – Rex Inkpen

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 5 years ago

    Rex…your prose here is stunning in it’s imagery…..love the use of sound words…they are my favourite type of word….the subject itself has many asking this at different times. Great write!

  • thank you very much AT, i appreciate your comments. thosewords can come from anywhere can’t they?!

    – Rex Inkpen

  • butchart
    butchartover 5 years ago

    isn’t it the truth………life and beauty.. the light and the dark… joy and sadness…are all around us…. all we need do is pay attention to our senses… open our inner eye……. but it’s so easy to fall into the trap of wearing blinders……… thank you for this lovely reminder……………..b

  • thanks B, glad you like the piece;be hard to see the forest for the trees..

    – Rex Inkpen

  • Cassey
    Casseyover 5 years ago

    Sad is the person who is blind to the things that bring the greatest joys.

  • Yes Cassey… thanks for looking.

    – Rex Inkpen

  • bearpaw
    bearpawover 5 years ago

    very striking & awakening….

  • thanks bp – i appreciate your comments

    – Rex Inkpen

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanover 5 years ago

    Love your style.

  • Thank you PJ for the lovely compliment

    – Rex Inkpen

  • Rebekah  Anderson
    Rebekah Andersonover 5 years ago

    Really beautifully written, and summarises a hell of a lot of emotion in a few, carefully chosen words. I really like this.

  • Thanks Rebekah for your kind and thoughtful feedback.

    – Rex Inkpen

  • Birgitta
    Birgittaover 5 years ago

    WOW. Truly paints a picture of how it is.
    We have the remedy right there in our hands..
    and in our fascination & ignorance..we crush it. :-/

    Great piece here. :)

  • that is a beautiful comment, how rude of me not to reply earlier. thank you.

    – Rex Inkpen

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    something brought me here.. I believe it was a gurgle!! smile
    I feel this piece so much Rex.. your words cut deep into the mundane excuses for not choosing to live!! wow!

  • well thank you very much Linaji, very glad you like it. fancy you stumbling across it after so long…

    – Rex Inkpen

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