The Break


Upper Kananaskis Lake










Paddles skim on liquid glass,

Sky checks her reflection;

Rocky shores with wooden doors

Display her pure complexion.

Hands of Time, I snap you here,

To break your counting power,

Cram a lifetime’s thirsty soul

Into this sacred hour.



22 comments on “The Break

  1. Tiny says:

    Beautiful! We all need to experience that sacred hour…

  2. Lyle Krahn says:

    Sacred indeed. You took me there.

    • melodylowes says:

      I was trying to memorize the peace and beauty and somehow stop time – and yet, the moments passed, and here I am home again. Time wins, as always. And yet, I am taken back when I see the images – and if you can come to, there is consolation in that! πŸ™‚

      • Lyle Krahn says:

        Time wins. That got me thinking. I know it’s true in the linear sense but if I can be where I want to be physically or through imagining (like transporting myself back to yesterday when the pelican flew toward me) then that moment is my friend.

      • melodylowes says:

        True. The power of imagination and remembrance is perhaps what wins after all… I like that.

  3. cindy knoke says:

    gorgeous prose and photo!

  4. A sacred hour would be wonderful but I live for sacramental moments!

  5. I thought of a quotation from Einstein when I read this, though I can’t quote it exactly the gist of it was that if we would look into nature we would learn more about God. I agree and that is how your lovely poem speaks to me.

  6. Debbie says:

    Gosh Melody, this is all kinds of wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us,

  7. Your poems always make me wonder what your thinking. By chance were you in a canoe when you took this picture?

  8. Gallivanta says:

    Gorgeous photo. Who wouldn’t want to stay put in such a place? Unless there were mosquitoes. Were there mosquitoes?

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