"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, January 17, 2011

Body Language

The tilt of the head

Hand pushing away

Toe tapping instead

Of walking away

The silent whisper

of a body motion

Evokes a glimmer

In hopes deep ocean

If you have time- do take a peek at my 2011 Photo Project:


marit said...

I REALLY like the combination of the image and the poem.

also, the simplicity of the language.

i'm a fan.

my potluck entry:



Anonymous said...

wow! nice! and thank you for sharing.. here's my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/06/19/my-whole-world/

Heavenly Muse said...

what an image and the combination of aspiring words...
body language works more then oral one.

Anonymous said...

Very witty. And so true, that a slight movement can be interpreted as meaning so much, maybe mistakenly.


Stafford Ray said...

The universal human language speaks and we all understand it. We do well to take heed of "The silent whisper
of a body motion".

Smiled my way through your snaps. What are they doing to your lovely lake???

kathew said...

The city is replacing our leaking old sewer line that was originally built in the 50's? Both the old line and the new one go through the lake. The old one was fastened to the bottom- the new one will float...under the water...sure hope it works...huge huge amount of money and our water bills have doubled and will double again before we are done....the project will hopefully finish up in May/June and the lake will slowly fill back up from rainfall. Russell and I would like to move to Eastern Oregonfor a calmer life style but the economy dictates we will have to wait for a few years.
Thanks for the always nice comments and I am glad you are enjoying the snaps! How did your boat fare through all the current events? We've been thinking about all the places on our planet that are reeling from natural disasters. Take care and be safe. Kathe

Rinkly Rimes said...

Subtle emotion is the best and the most meaningful because it's not ostentatious.

thingy said...

I'm big on body language. You can tell so much about a person just by the way they move their foot.

(I was leaning toward your poem)

Jingle said...

you offer us a novel perspective here...

well done.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Little things sometimes say a lot.

Nice Potluck entree!

Jim Swindle said...

I like it.

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