Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Postcard from Lake Minnewanka, Banff



early morning sky
shades blue upon blue
-pale turquoise & dark cyan-
shimmering mirror of perfection

we gaze up
-reduced to pebbles- 
by mammoth giants of rocks
cradling the glacier lake

mountains are murmuring
to the spirits of the lake
we listen
-sussuration of tides-
echoes of resort village 
forever submerged in deep darkness

we scan for
footprints of mountain sheep & bears
but only 
lone eagle watches
from stone-hedged tree
its eyes, glittering
-clear as water-
wild as sunrise




Mount Inglismaldie, Lake Minnewanka
"Water of the Spirits"
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Shade, hosted by Lillian for Poetics.  
Join us when the pub doors open by 3pm EST.  
During our boat cruise in Lake Minnewanka, we were lucky to spot this beautiful eagle on the tree (top right side of photo).  Thanks for the visit.

22 comments:

  1. Both, your vacation conjured up some great poetry ! This one really put me there alongside you; so vivid & sensual. Love your last line /wild as sunrise/.

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  2. Shades of blue upon blue....beautiful! And these words
    "mountains are murmuring
    to the spirits of the lake"

    Beautiful photos...beautiful ode to this place you've shared with us!

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  3. There's peace in this poem, sussurations, not sharp noises, shades of light. Lovely.

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  4. Lovely descriptions of a gorgeous place. This invites me to become a hermit. Uh, maybe not. But I feel the pull.

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  5. Wonderful word picture of this beautiful spot. I was bemused by the mention of the resort village submerged beneath.

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  6. such beautiful shades of blue, I love the peace and tranquility.

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  7. I feel like I'm travelling the world today with all these beautiful places. Yours is also a frame for nature. I need a fishing pole though

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  8. That is sure one great spot. Took me a few seconds to spot the eagle.

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  9. The last five lines gave me chills, girl.

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  10. Beautiful Grace! Nothing more inspirational and simply stirring than a mountain, lake, and all... beautifully expressed!

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  11. Thank you for whispering to our imagination this moment.

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  12. I liked the description of the eagle's eyes being as wild as sunrise. Nice photos especially the reflection in the first one.

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  13. What a gorgeously perfect place for inspiration, Grace!
    I love those 'shades blue upon blue' and the way you were 'reduced to pebbles-
    by mammoth giants of rocks
    cradling the glacier lake'
    and the sounds in the poem: the 'sussuration of tides' and the echoes.
    Very restful early on a Wednesday morning.

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  14. You are a great writer, you can stir emotions and provoke and also, a great photographer. Love this shot.

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  15. It brings me memories of visiting of the Norwegian fjords, in the quiet of a summer night. I especially liked your verses:
    -reduced to pebbles-
    by mammoth giants of rocks

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  16. stunningly beautiful....poem and the pictures...!!

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  17. Lovely. I really like that top photo, too.

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  18. This is lovely Grace--I need to go on vacation!

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  19. Some epically spectacular lines in this. '-clear as water-wild as sunrise' ... wonderful!

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  20. A really wonderful piece, well written and nice of you to share. Greetings.

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  21. What a magical place that was. 😊

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  22. A beautiful write. What a wonderful time you must be having.

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