Monday, September 19, 2016

Sands of our time



We marveled at the Grand Canyon spectacular views.   Against the massive giant rocks and lime stones, we are but a grain in the wind, a heartbeat in the sands.   Yet, we have come here in Las Vegas to reconnect and cement our youthful school days.    Like the river, some of us have aged well, swimming in the trials of our journeys.   For some of us who have drowned in the scars of past abuse, we gather strength, filling our empty hearts with rivers of love.  And finally, we recalled our 8 school friends who have gone to another journey. Through tears and laughter, we danced and sang the nights away.    We are lucky to have this friendship:   a river in sea of moving sands.   Nourishing our bond in this short window of time - a sisterhood to cherish.     


desert brush is deep
drum of silence, broken by flutter
of pinyon bird's blue wings







Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Haibun Monday, Winds of Change, is hosted by Kanzensakura.   I am back after my short trip to Las Vegas, USA for our girls reunion.   This picture was taken from our trip to Grand Canyon last Friday.  Thanks for your visits.

27 comments:

  1. What a marvelous parallels between your reunion and the river's sand...and how timely what you capture from the reconnecting... I have lost contact with all those people from the past (and some I would prefer not to meet again)... but yet so much change you can learn from such a re-connection.

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  2. OH, I like this! Such a tribute to friendship and change. And the haiku is perfection. Indeed, we are bits of sand in the river of life, being moved about as the river flows.

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  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous 💖💖

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  4. It's wonderful to have those strong bonds with others from our past. Mostly mine are from my neighborhood when growing up. I love how you intertwine the Grand Canyon and its massive presence into the presence with your friends.

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  5. I wish I had ties with old friends as you mention but that's one of the downfalls of living so far away from family.

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  6. So special that you were able to be together and I love the metaphoric way you expressed the changes that have affected you. The haiku is stellar.

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  7. A wonderful time had by all. Your picture of the Grand Canyon is stunning.

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  8. I love the feeling this poem has. How nice that you all remained friends. 'a heartbeat in the sands', and "swimming in the trials of our journeys' are beautiful phrases producing lovely images.

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  9. A lovely tribute to the strength and spirit of friendship. Having a group of school day friends to reminisce with, cry with, laugh with...is such a blessing.

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  10. Hi Grace. Pen as painted as the desert ~

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  11. Wonderful! A poignant haibun about friendship, change and loss, crowned with a beautiful haiku.

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  12. Beautifully written. The ever present river meant in so many ways here. Aging is indeed a journey and we are privileged when we can have reunions with old friends who are on the same journey, in perhaps a different place, but in that same river of time. I really enjoyed this. And the haiku is beautiful!

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  13. Love the phrase "river in a sea of moving sands."

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  14. A reunion that sounds grand indeed at Vegas's feed

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  15. Beautiful, Grace. Haunting and Hopeful. The haiku lovely for the end. Jane

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  16. Beautiful, Grace. Next time you're in my neck of the woods (with any extra time on your hands), let me know!

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  17. I hiked in the Grand Canyon 3 times
    Your haiku... this and more

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  18. A wonderful haibun. The prose piece is beautifully drawn and the haiku has an eloquent, ethereal and timeless quality.

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  19. "We are lucky to have this friendship: a river in sea of moving sands."
    Awww. Thank you for sharing this lovely haibun and I am happy you have such kind of friends. <3

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  20. all reminds us of this transitional mundane sojourn. some are lucky to have these reflections, although some may be harsh and cruel, they are we.

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  21. Nourishing our bond in this
    short window of time - a
    sisterhood to cherish.

    The joy of having a small group of close friends can be utterly satisfying and fun!

    Hank

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  22. Beautiful post and Haiku to go with. :)

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  23. I really like the idea of friendship as being a 'river of moving sand.' So apt! It changes with time, as life keeps moving on. Sisterhood that lasts over the years is indeed blessing. Lovely haiku too, Grace.

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  24. It sounds like such a wonderful event, Grace. I am away from home too. Nice to get a fresh perspective.

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  25. Looking back over the decades it still is a wonder how I survived when so many better folks than I have perished along the way.

    Good journeys Grace.

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  26. So glad you had a trip to Vegas! What fun :) I've always wanted to visit too. One of these days I will. Have a wonderful weekend. Be well, Elsie!

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  27. I love getting together with the friends of my youth. And the haiku was exquisite.

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