Weekly Photo Challenge: Connection

canal boat 3.2

Riverboat idling
Amidst the harvest sun’s glee
Youthful dreams recalled

The child’s wants expressed
In wildly scattered glitter
River flowing on

canal boat 2.3


It took me quite a long time to decide what to write to accompany these pictures. I knew that I wanted to express at least one of the ways in which they fit the Weekly Photo Challenge: Connection. There are several of these – the connection of place to place, with the boat and the flowing river;  the connection to nature that can be experienced upon the waterways and the connection with my own dream of someday living on a riverboat. 

The main focus of the poem I finally wrote is the final one of these, although hopefully there’s also a sense of the others…

Usually when I write poetry it’s entirely free flow but for a while now I’ve been feeling the urge to write a haiku – something I’ve never before tried. In the end, after reading lots of different information pages and how-to guides, I wrote not just a single but a double haiku!

I hope you like it.

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17 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Connection

    1. Thank you, Carrie. I really enjoyed writing them, especially after being really unhappy with everything I’d tried to produce before! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

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  1. A double haiku is double the fun. The words were inspiring and the photos were lovely. I wrote a poem today with the same idea flowing throughout but I am not sure when I’ll publish it. It is interesting to find someone expressing similar feelings in poetry. Thank you for sharing your photos and your poetry. x

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    1. I always like to find someone expressing similar ideas and feelings – it makes me feel a little less self-conscious of my own efforts! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! So many dreams get left by the wayside and forgotten – it’s good to revisit them sometimes. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

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    1. Thank you. 🙂 It was a lovely day. The light on the water was gorgeous – unfortunately the pictures don’t actually do that justice! I’m glad you like it.

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