Intertwined


Onward we stride forth
Beneath Nature’s canopy,
Pausing when paths cross

We pause when paths cross
As we walk on our journeys
Using Nature’s guide.

Nature guides the way,
Guiding us to pause at times;
‘Though onward we go

Posted in response for Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt, Intertwined.

Eugenia chose the image from IngeGG at Pixabay.

24 responses to “Intertwined”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker avatar

    Beautiful Tom.. and I am all for pausing and allowing nature to guide.. 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Sue. In the right places, pauses are a must! 🙂

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  2. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections avatar

    Nice toast to nature. I like the way the closing line served as the basis of the opening line for the next stanza …. plus the first and last lines of the poem serves as bookends … the bread of the sandwich.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Frank. I wanted each line to intertwine with the others!
      I like your sandwich analogy 🙂

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  3. Chris Hall avatar

    Lovely poem, Tom. Very restful 🙂

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Chris. That’s probably the repeated hypnotic effect.

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      1. Chris Hall avatar

        It’s a very effective effect!

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  4. ladysighs avatar

    I really like that style of poetry! It flows so nicely.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Ladysighs. It’s just the same haiku with the words rearranged a little! I think it works here too! 🙂

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      1. ladysighs avatar

        I never could get the hang of haiku. 😦

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        1. Tom avatar

          I haven’t really, Ladysighs… 3 lines, 5 syllables (1), 7 syllables (2), 5 syllables (3), with a nod to nature; no title and no capital letters at the beginning, and they’re meant to flow, like the feeling, or a breath.
          I just go for the syllables and fit the words in! 🤣 It helps, though, if you’re describing a picture!

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          1. ladysighs avatar

            Thanks! That is a help. I think I have read too many false haiku …. with only the counting of syllables – no nature …. and I did not want to just fulfill that part. (yours does fit the bill)

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            1. Tom avatar

              Only just, mind… if we overlook the capitals and two of the three haiku. I just had to check the plural to haiku (it’s haiku) and briefly read that in English, haiku can be about any topic, whereas traditional Japanese haiku look at natural subjects… so a false haiku is still a haiku! 🙂

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  5. Eugenia avatar

    A lovely tribute to nature, Tom! I moved my blog from Blue Host back to WordPress.com so you will be seeing my posts in the reader. I don’t see your first comment but it seems there is something going on with commenting. WordPress.com just released their newest version plus they were doing maintenance this morning and my comments wouldn’t go through. Hopefully, the comment issue is just a glitch. Thank you for joining in.

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    1. Tom avatar

      Thanks, Eugenia. 🙂
      It’s weird about the comments; I’ve just had a totally different one when I replied to Sue in another post, the comment seemed to submit, but stayed on the screen, and when I clicked submit again I was told it had been submitted! I closed the app down (I’m still on the mobile 😊) and reopened it, and it now seems OK.
      No idea where my first comment and pingback went… they’ll probably turn up one day!
      Sorry for missing your posts… 🙂

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      1. Eugenia avatar

        Hopefully, the comment issues will be resolved soon if not already. You don’t need to be sorry about missing my posts. Seems Blue Host doesn’t offer the reach like WordPress.com. I lost lot of followers but since the move back to WordPress.com, I am gaining new followers.

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        1. Tom avatar

          Good to read, Eugenia! 🙂
          Every now and then these things crop up, don’t they?

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  6. sarsm avatar

    I like to stop for a pause more and more nowadays Tom!!
    I also have wisteria growing in the garden. It’s beautiful but it tries to take over the world!! The direct German translation it blue rain. Isn’t that nice?

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    1. Tom avatar

      Hi Sarah! 🙂
      Pause whenever you can… it’s all good! And blue rain – I love it! 🙂

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  7. europasicewolf avatar

    Had a lovely little pause last night🌙 when nature showed me just what it could do when it got to work on a blocked kitchen drain…it showed me a worrying variety of slimy wildlife living in the sewage water…how it all smells in there when nature gets to work on it…the quality of the grey and black slime blocking the grid part…and nature’s power and strength 💪 when washing gunky black gutter waste into the pipe to block that too…what nature had done with what I fished out of the end part most definitely gave pause for thought!!👻🤯😆

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    1. Tom avatar

      😳😱🤢😬😶
      Some pauses aren’t really necessary, Icewolf, are they? 😉

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      1. europasicewolf avatar

        No 🤣 They ca be totally and completely unnecessary Tom😂

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