Haiku(XV): Taking a long riverside walk at night...

Dark shadowy night,
With river bright as silver;
Reflecting the moon.

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Haiku(XV): Taking a long riverside walk at night... by 

I recall it was winter time; and, I’d just come back from visiting my cousins who lived in London’s Twickenham area. I crossed over the bridge, and, decided to go take a really long walk beside the riverside; the time was caught up somewhere between both evening and night. At the beginning of my journey, there was still fading sun light; but, by the end of my journey…walking all the way up towards Putney bridge; a journey lasting for quite a few miles…it was already pitch dark night.

I really don’t know if it was due to my poor eyesight…as I’m short sighted…meaning, can’t see things too clearly when they are at a far distance; but, when I looked at the river…after being surrounded by this all enclosing darkness…I couldn’t see ‘moving waves’, anymore; but, instead, all I saw was the river looked like being a totally flat sheet of ‘solid silver’…that one could very easily imagine standing/or, even walking on…that was mirroring the light of the moon. In fact, I was experiencing nothing more than a mere optical illusion…!

NAME: Paul Ramnora
AGE: 51
LOCATION: UK/London (born/brought up/living)
INTERESTS: General Art(s), General Computing/Programming, General Education/-etc.
LEARNING DISABLITIES: ADD/Attention Deficit Disorder, AS/Aspergers Syndrome
NOTE: I’m mostly a self-taught artist. I like all arts: drawing/painting/sculpting/origami/writing/-etc.

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  • Hector A. Encinas
    Hector A. Encinasover 4 years ago

    this is really good. instant fav.

  • Thanks for your appreciative comment! ;-)

    But, me, I don’t know. Sometimes, I look at what I just wrote…; and, think, there’s something still missing…; like, maybe, simple is far too ‘simple’…; and, then, again, sometimes, complex is far too complex…; but, always there is this sense that something’s still missing…; and, that things aren’t quite ‘perfect’, yet?!

    – paulramnora

  • Chris1249
    Chris1249over 4 years ago

    Paul this is absolutely beautiful

  • Thanks! ;) I will resist the urge to try and point out what seems to be all of the poems weaknesses, to me; and, just learn instead to, quite simply, accept compliments.

    – paulramnora

  • Luisa Zajko
    Luisa Zajkoover 4 years ago
    Chris is right on; this piece is gorgeous, and so uplifting (to me). It reminds me so much of one of my favorite songs by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. It’s called “Tiny Light.”It’s a “simple” song, but that’s why it’s so beautiful._"…As we all fall down it’s hard to see a brighter day butI see a tiny light like a flashbulb sparkle in the nightI see a tiny light telling everyone to hold on tight…"_
  • Thanks very much for your comment; and, I really loved reading the song that you’ve just gone and quoted! ;-)

    – paulramnora

  • Mia Rose
    Mia Roseover 4 years ago

    Oh, just lovely! xoxo

  • Ha! You think my lousy 3 lines are any good…; I’m just reading through your own poems, right now; and, it’s ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Your own skill does TOTALLY BLOW ME AWAY! ;-)

    – paulramnora

  • warmsoul
    warmsoulover 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much for coming along and commenting; I’m, right now, reading through your own poems, too. ;-)

    – paulramnora

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