Thursday, 24 July 2014

Gently down the stream

Down to the river we went,
Down to the bank where the swans swam and the reflections remained still.
We threw sticks in the water and the surface danced, forming mismatched shapes and figures.

Pushing off the shore,
They steered and I watched.
I watched the birds fly by and the cows graze on the banks,
I watched the snow dust over the mountains in the distant horizon,
and I watched the reeds bend as they made way for our travels.

If we stopped, only silence could be heard.
Sometimes a cygnet call would faintly touch our ears,
but other than that, nothing.
It was peace in its most tangible form,
I could hold it and feel it and pass it between my fingers,
I could hear it and lean on it and sing to it if I so wanted to.

I want to go back.
Peace is far from plenty in this world and finding it is magic.
Oh to hear that silence once more.

25 comments:

  1. That is the prettiest canoe. <3<3

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  2. beautiful photographs and even more beautiful words! i'm in love!!

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  3. Such a beautiful collection of images. Is this in Tasmania?
    I absolutely love the way you write.

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    1. Thank you Anita. Yes, it is in Tasmania. I have a few more posts to share from the trip so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks

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  4. All of these photos are so stunning!

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  5. Such fun adventures :) I love that tree reflection shot - super pretty! I was guessing this was Tasmania and then I read the comments :)

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  6. Beautiful photos, the canoe looks lovely! I love your writing as well. :)

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  7. did you write that poem?
    these photos are beautiful as always, Samantha! I love the coloring :)
    Can't believe that's a mint green canoe! It's so cute

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    1. Yes, those words are mine. I guess it is a poem isn't it? I just let the words flow as I typed.

      Isn't the canoe just grand! It's a rare gem :)

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  8. beautiful memories and beautiful words!

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  9. There is really nothing like the silence of nature... So quiet and peaceful yet so much noise and movement at the same time. It's the best. These pictures are incredible. The boat is incredible. The whole shebang going on above is just perfect. Yet another amazing post from you Sam! Can't wait to read more about your Tassie trip.

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    1. The silence of nature is so perfect. There's no way to describe it, you have to experience it

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  10. Eee! Sam, this photographs are beautiful, oh my. I particularly love the portrait one of you in the boat. So so gorgeous.

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  11. Man, I'd forgotten how much I wanted to go canoeing. It looks like such a beautiful time of day to go, too. :) The pictures came out marvelous.

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  12. you can sense the movement and flow of the river in both the pictures and your words. you are very talented!

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  13. Oh my gosh! These boats are so cute, this looks like lots of fun.

    Exciting that you're going to NZ soon! For Milford Sound, if you guys are driving, I recommend leaving as much time as you can for the road there because it's so beautiful, you'll want to stop every 100 metres to take photos. Hopefully it's not as icy there anymore so you guys can start off earlier!

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    1. Thanks for the tips! I can't wait to go. It looks so beautiful, I hope we get good weather

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  14. Your photos look so tranquil.. I'd love to hop in a canoe and sail off for a bit, unplug and unwind. Love your words too, I truly felt like I was right alongside you!

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  15. My favorite post of yours so far. :)

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  16. What an idyllic day - and I am so in love with your photography, I can't even deal with it.

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  17. that was literally my favorite post from you ever. SO good sam. and i love the blog revamp.

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    1. Oh thanks Abbey :-) I'm so glad you like it

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  18. Aww, wow.

    These are gorgeous. I love the affect you use on your photos, Sam. So beautiful. :)

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  19. these are insanely dreamy.

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