Silent Presences Linger

2015-02-14 09.35.40


Silent presences linger
In a white veil of spray
Carrying many a tale untold
Of a far away yesterday

Time passes
Much is no more
Although a mark remains
Deep in the hearts core

Words written
A last black trace
Of moments lived
Of new moments to face

The tides are changing
The way of life
A gentle touch of a feather
Or the clear cut of a knife

A leap into a different blue
Soaring on quiet wings
In the space between heartbeats
A new tale begins


31 Replies to “Silent Presences Linger”

  1. Andrew Seal says:

    Beautiful Hanne. The last verse is truly memorable – “soaring on quiet wings” are words that will stay with me all day today πŸ™‚

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  2. so lovely ❀ ❀

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  3. Rachael Charmley says:

    So beautiful, Hanne. Both your words and image xxx

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  4. Beautiful Hanne. The sea really has the power to beckon us doesnt it and yet that same feather like touch can crash down upon us with such force. A beautiful parallel to the tide we call “life”.

    Have a beautiful weekend πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, Leslie. What we call ‘life’ can indeed be read, felt and sometimes understood in the elements of the wild. The constant changing sea is fascinating to watch and does have a certain way of getting ‘under our skin’.

      You have a beautiful weekend too πŸ™‚


  5. Hanne, this picture and your poem brought to mind a phrase from one of my favorite poets, Robinson Jeffers, “divinely superfluous beauty.”


    • Malcolm, after you introduced me to Jeffers, I must say although it’s still only a sparse look I’ve had into his writing I found much resonance. That a photograph of mine should bring to mind a phrase from one of his poems (and what a phrase!) makes me tremendously happy. Just read the poem and it is indeed very much along the same lines my thoughts wandered as I looked at the picture and wrote my own few words. Thank you for this comment and for bringing this poem of his to my awareness.


  6. Hi Hanne, as you already know I love your poetry and photographs and would love to reblog this if it is ok with you πŸ™‚

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  7. Reblogged this on forgottenmeadows and commented:
    I have been enjoying Hanne’s beautiful photographs and poems from my early days here at wordpress! Go check out the beautiful blog for an amazing experience πŸ™‚

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  8. jensenempire2551 says:

    The tides are changing
    The way of life
    A gentle touch of a feather
    Or the clear cut of a knife

    Love stanza, as more the tides are changing as too what moves the tides? Magnetic pulls…

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  9. Noora says:

    Wonderful work!

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  10. Sanaa says:

    Hello there,

    Happy Spring! Would like to say your work is fabulous! Love the photography, poetry is astounding! Makes you go deep into it and provokes your thoughts!


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  11. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    I could hear the waves and feel the sea mist πŸ™‚ your words have a way of transporting thoughts into a leap of a different blue
    Beautiful thoughts for your image…
    I like both very much, Thank you for sharing you and your thoughts
    Take Care…You Matter…

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    • Dear Maryrose. Thank you so much for this immensely beautiful comment! For reading so thoroughly into this post and add your thoughts here. It is appreciated beyond measure.


  12. Don’t know how I missed this post a couple of weeks ago, but your photography and your poem here weave a powerful spell…I’m ready to jump in and read more! Miss you, Sister, and I hope you are well and lovely as ever. Much love and blessings to you today…Holly

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    • Your visit is always treasured, Holly. I’m happy the spell of the mist, sea and cliffs and all the beings in between reached you.
      I had my first photography exhibition last weekend and I’m taking a long breather now before next step… πŸ™‚
      I hope life smiles to you, I know you smile back to it. Blessings to you, Holly.


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