Sunday, May 24, 2009

Moss on Stones

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Moss on Stones



on the shady road
a splash of verdant green light
brings me to a halt







the greenly green moss
draped over the low stone wall
feels soft like velvet






soft and springy moss
gently caresses cold stones
bringing life and warmth






reaching to the light
thousands of tiny fern plants
weave into a rug






a road in the bush
uneven stacks of grey stones
clad in emerald robes







attending gym class
may be onerous, but yields
a hidden blessing




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33 comments:

  1. Wow. I would totally have taken those photos, too - but would never have come up with the words you gave to describe them.

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  2. I am very fond of moss ....ever since I was a child.

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  3. Lovely green walk today,I adore moss and all of her wonderful colors,structure onder my fingers,I would love to sleep on a bed made of moss.MMMMmmmm,beautiful photos.Happy sunday.
    PS did you get my 2 answer to your email,by the way? Im having troubles with the site again,so Im wondering is my post ariving?Ciao,xxx

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  4. Hi Violet,

    thanks Violet...such green beauty...the words just jumped out like the moss...

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  5. Sarah,
    I think the colour grabs me first then the touch... so restful and fresh

    Happy Days

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  6. Hi Aleks,
    I leaned on the wall when I was taking the photos and was amazed at how soft and springy it was.
    I think it would be lovely to lie on....
    I'll email you soon.

    Happy Days

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  7. Very beautiful! I love moss on stones, the colour is so breathtaking, and as you've mentioned in one of the comments, so soft and springy to touch.

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  8. Priya,

    How is it in Bangalore?

    the moss was irresistible...I had to turn the car around and retrace my journey on the one way road to find the moss again...then risk life and limb...no not really - there is hardly a car on this road to the gym...

    Happy days

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  9. You travel a lovely road to the gym! I haven't seen moss like this in years...and I live in a country that loves moss!

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  10. I admire the photos the lovely images. But equally, I admire your haiku and the fact you observe the 5-7-5 syllable count format. I love stopping by your blog for a daily dose of mindful appreciation of our miraculous world.

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  11. High haiku! This is a great post for poetry lovers --- each stanza a perfect haiku, the whole musing a poem in words and images.

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  12. You've evoked such a feeling of soft velvet, it makes me want a moss cloak touching my body. Also makes me think of old universities with high, stately moss on stone.

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  13. Tulsa,
    Yes the gym is on the edge of town at a golf course resort. One of my very first posts focused on the gym surrounds. It is a shady road overhung with trees - perfect moss territory...

    Happy days

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  14. Hi Dan,

    The mossy stones just called out for haiku...
    thanks for coming by for your top up...

    Happy Days

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  15. Hi Meri,

    I thought I would have an appreciatve audience in you for my haiku. Moss+stones=haiku

    Happy days

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  16. Those mossy stones can't be ignored.

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  17. Hi Margaret,
    yes moss belongs to damp dark places, bygone times, old historic buildings as much as rainy wet forests, rotting logs and shady pathways...

    I was amazed at the softness of that little ferny moss, and springy like foam...

    Happy Days

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  18. i need to be brought to a halt by moss or other natural things more often...but it's almost impossible if husband is driving...

    great photo journey, as always.

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  19. The photos and the words are delightful. I, too, love moss, even though I live where there's little of it. I wrote a poem celebrating moss; you might like it.

    http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/03/sense-of-moss.html

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  20. Good morning Delwyn..what a lively post about the green emerald robe, very nicely written so romantic!..I would like to take it home and cover my garden stones..

    xxx Mona

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  21. I believe that a rolling stone gathers no moss so I have an overwhelming urge to set all these stones free. I can hear them now squealing with delight as I gleefully rip them from their wet mossy prison and cast them down the hills of fate
    - farewell stones, gather no moss, be free stones, let none enslave you again - sing, dance and squash as many humans as possible on your merry way.

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  22. Hi Julie,

    I am becoming a routine stopper...
    Maybe you will have to drive more often...

    Happy Days

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  23. RR, hello to you.

    I'm glad my stop on the road was enjoyed by you all out there...
    I will come over to your place for a coffee later...

    Happy days

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  24. Alden,

    I think these regal rocks are quite happy in their emerald robes sitting quietly on the edge of the bush lording over the road.

    Like me they may have done their wild rolling and rambling and enjoy a warm huddle and cuddle together under their gorgeous cloaks.

    Happy days

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  25. Mona, hi

    have you tried lifting moss and transplanting it...it does work, but you will need the same damp shady conditions for it to thrive ...

    Happy Days

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  26. Rosaria,

    they leapt out at me,

    actually when I walked back after parking the car at the gym I couldn't find them - I had to walk on a path on the opposite side of the road and the rocks were hidden by the vegetation.
    So I crossed the two lane road which had a thick median strip of bush and leapt out the other side just as my friend was making her way down to the gym. She couldn't believe her eyes as I emerged from the bush quite along way from the gym...but when she saw my camera in my hand she knew that I was on a mission.
    By then it was getting late so we went to pump class and I came back later to find the rocks and do what I had to do...

    happy Days

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  27. You really aren't any fun at all are you. Let me give you my card to the company run by my old friends Mr Zimmer and Mr Frame - rock on I say.

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  28. Alden,

    Maybe these rocks don't feel bound...maybe they enjoy the company of other green clad stones, maybe they are content to be...

    Happy Days

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  29. Hy ! If you like so much photo, can i send to you one? here is my e-mail adress write me somefing and i'll give you back my picture...it's nyce ... Take care and have a nice day...

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  30. Welcome Lucian,
    Thank you for dropping in...
    What do you like to photograph?

    Happy Days

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  31. Hi,Delwyn.

    Beautiful moss drapes! I love green moss too. Whenever I see it, I feel like touching and pressing my cheek against it. At first I saw your lovely photos, I wondered "Where is it? May be taken in Kyoto." WOW! What a surprise!
    Your green moss and stone walls remind me of "Kokedera=Moss Temple" in Kyoto. Thank you!!

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  32. Hi ☆sapphire

    There is that need to touch the velvety moss...

    I don't know the moss temple unless it is in the moss garden at Arashiyama in Kyoto, where I have been.

    but these stones are right here in the subtropics....

    Happy Days

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