Sunday, November 13, 2011

BW46: A poetic moment

Courtesy of Zedam Nabil
I'm in the midst of typing up all my crazy writings for NaNoWriMo so leaving you with a poetical moment that rings so true. 


Drop a Pebble in the Water

by

- James W. Foley -



Drop a pebble in the water:
Just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center,
Flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling
Where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water:
In a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing,
And there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing

To a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river
Just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
In a minute it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading
From the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them,
Once you've started them to flow.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
In a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing,
And there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart
A mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy
Ere you dropped that unkind word.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
Just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort
On each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume
Of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
In a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling,
And there's joy a-circling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort
Whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water
Just by dropping one kind word.
 

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4 comments:

  1. beautiful poem and fascinating photo. I hope you meet your goal :)

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  2. Fabulous! Well worth remembering

    Finished nine ebooks of the m/m erotric variety

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  3. ...and a review of mainstream romance linked up

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  4. Well, I decided to sign up for the challenge as well :) Maybe this will help me get through my massive "to read" pile. LOL

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