Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Timeless Ripples

These rings, they may deceive you,
but counting them reveals nothing;
for I am older than the sands,
more powerful than any wind.

There you lie upon my shores,
mesmerized by the rippling waves;
Do you see the life held within them?
Watch as each moves in graceful liquidity,
dancing for your amusement.

Ever patient, I sit,
faithfully stalking the land;
the stone beneath your feet.
Until rock becomes sand,
and sand becomes dust;
pulled away in timeless currents.

I am destruction,
I am sadness,
I am beauty,
I am hope,

I Am Life.

Hope you enjoyed my One Shot Wednesday post for @onestoppoetry. Be sure to check out the super talented poets posting today. One Stop Poetry - One Shot Wednesday: Poetry ~ Week 19


  1. Beautifully written Ranee, this is my first visit to your blog, but I've now placed you on my favourites. Powerful and ageless words.


  2. I feel the Ripples. I feel the power and life of the water. An awesome poem with great imagery and verbal mastery. Love it.

  3. Thanks for sharing another outstanding poem. Your powerful words flow masterfully. I absolutely love this. Great job! :-)

  4. I like the timeless feel of this... it was almost like a riddle I was trying to solve.

    (Thank goodness you gave the answer at the end!)

    Nice One Shot, Ranee!

  5. i still might count the ripples....or maybe its just the echoes from your closing words...nice one shot!

  6. do you mean "ever patient..."

    the ripples are mesmerizing as are your words

    thank you my friend

    Moon Smiles

  7. This is a beautiful piece, powerful and very well thought out. Very glad you shared it.

  8. "I am destruction, I am sadness,I am beauty,I am hope, I am life". Beautifully written.Wonderful thoughts. I loved it.

  9. i like how you work out the timelessness with these lines...
    Until rock becomes sand,
    and sand becomes dust;
    pulled away in timeless currents...speaks indeed of neverending..
    nice one shot!

  10. Dear Ranee
    I have been sitting across sea, river and lakes and been thinking about the waves and as I believe that there is lot of energy there in these water bodies.. your words bring it alive to me as well as let me look at it in new perspective of life...
    Thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

  11. Another outstanding poem. The images that you create with your words are stiring and full of emotion. There is a beauty in your words and observations on the world that make it a richer place for all of us who read your work. Don't ever stop.