Even When Time Stops, the River Flows On

Early Morning on the Delaware River, September.

In the after, there were dreams–
and lies.
We stood together–
and apart, divisions growing
as the wind asked why

~to a silent blue sky~

I gaze–but birdsong floats in a melody
of light and shadows. Here
time never stops,
as past and future merge, and an eagle soars
over my head, into tomorrow.

My poem from the Oracle. She knows everything. I took the photo this morning, and an eagle did fly right over me.

50 thoughts on “Even When Time Stops, the River Flows On

  1. β€˜We stood together–
    and apart, divisions growing’

    This still seems to be the way, unfortunately. Still these are calming, reflective words from
    The Oracle!

  2. This is so lovely, Merril. The photo, the poem. Yesterday we had a clear blue sky and my husband remarked it was just like the clear blue sky of Sept. 11, 2001. Today is it is cloudy and occasionally overcast and I’m glad as having an echo of that weather on this day would make the memories too keen. Your poem holds some hope in it. We might have our divisions now but Time will carry us along.

    • Thank you very much, Marie.
      That blue sky does stand out in my memory, too! It made me a bit anxious to see it yesterday. Then again, it turned out to be such a beautiful day yesterday, so that’s a good thing.

  3. I really like how the bridge works in this poem. I tried to take bird photos this morning and nothing flew overhead but a military helicopter. I hope it wasn’t flying into tomorrow. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much. I hope the helicopter you saw wasn’t either! That could really mess up time.
      We live across the river from the Philadelphia airport, so there are lots of planes here, and I saw a helicopter, too. I think it was a news or traffic one. But there are also lots of birds! πŸ˜€

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