Friday, August 15, 2014

let it flow


love is a river
flowing into the ocean
of hopeful hearts

oh, how it ripples
waves of happiness
along the way

washing away fragments
of the past, purifying
the present moment

its rocky currents
smoothed by
streams of understanding

let it flow
until it cleanses
the stains of hate


These are pictures I took by the Hudson River in Piermont, New York, a lovely river town. I'm fascinated by the romanticism and symbolism of rivers. So I was inspired to write this poem. Let love flow! We need it desperately in such troubled times around the world.


Have a peaceful weekend, flowing with love! xx
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30 comments:

  1. Let it flow all the hate away and lead to a brighter day

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    1. you are first
      with your burst
      letting love flow
      with a glow :)

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  2. Lovely poem and images. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. you've wonderfully captivated how beautifully a river becomes the symbol of love with its depth, beauty, flow, and a wonderfully vast future...and lovely photos Loredana :)

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  4. "...washing away fragments
    of the past, purifying
    the present moment..."

    Just what i needed! It's beautiful...

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  5. Loredana your pictures are perfect for the words you put together here...I think we have both been thinking about similar things....washing away hate...water has such healing properties.

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  6. i love rivers as they collect so many stories on their way... i could listen at their shore and listen to them for hours and how they wash away the stains of the past with their freshness...

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  7. Love cleanses the stains of hate, brilliant words and so well crafted.

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  8. Such beautiful words to compliment the pictures!

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  9. I love rivers for as they pass they know more of where they've been than you and will know more of where their going that you will too.

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  10. Rivers always start with little streams and rivulets.. But with enough water they are a formidable force, that no dam of hate can ever quench.. But maybe fear is even worse than hate to stop those rivers

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  11. Inspirational, aren't they? Most rivers anyway. Lovely lines.

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  12. How lovely are the words and pictures ~ Love to cleanse the hate, we need it badly in these times ~

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  13. I like very much the comparison of love to the flowing of a river into the ocean. I like the mention of how the flow washes and purifies as it flows.

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  14. This is a beautiful piece and I love the photos as well--there is a wonderful clean sense to all of this for me today

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  15. Your poem is refreshing....much like the waters of a river....not only for the cadence to it but also for the message. Yes, the world needs more love...an outpouring to cleanse all the hate.

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  16. I agree...and hardest of all to love (and forgive) those who hate us...which is a true test of love, but needed just the same.

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  17. So beautiful, especially "flowing into the ocean of hopeful hearts." Glorious photos too. Yes, may love spread around the globe, there isnt an inch of it that isnt desperately in need.

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  18. This is wonderful, Loredana, and I so love the first photograph here.
    I hope you've had a great weekend!

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  19. Sounds like a very comfortable love, slow and deep like the Hudson River. A poem that lingers.

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  20. A beautiful place! And wonderful words!

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  21. love is def the river that wears away the grit that builds up and polishes our stones into something we could not be without it....smiles.

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  22. Water does indeed wash it all away.

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  23. Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments! :)

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  24. beautiful like the river your poems :-)

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  25. Loredana!

    I'm so happy to meet you. :) And you have a beautiful blog--so glad to be following now. And this post was exquisite. So lovely. (Talent!) And thank you for your kind words over on my blog. I'm glad you "got" what I was trying to say and bring across. It's always scary posting something serious. :)

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  26. Gorgeous scenery and lovely poem and views.. Lovely images! Enjoy your weekend!

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  27. Cara Loredana,le tue parole e le tue immagini sono così intense che mi danno speranza...saranno persone capaci di questi sentimenti a fare in modo che le macchie dell'odio vengano purificate. Un abbraccio affettuoso,cara amica lontana!

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