#SundayBlogShare – The Stream of Life 🌅⛲

More philosophical prose from a wannabe poet!

The stream of life constantly flows

Let its currents carry you to shores anew,

Rowing upstream fights all that is,

Resistance drains and depletes you.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Scene by Norwegian Impressionist painter Frits Thaulow

Scene by Norwegian Impressionist painter Frits Thaulow

Uncharted waters can lead us astray,

Perhaps almost drown us, shred nerves.

Coughing and spluttering we emerge,

Cursing the deep, deceptive curves.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - Woodland scene with a river

Frits Thaulow – Woodland scene with a river

Do not hold on to pain and injustice,

It is a gift in disguise,

But if we wallow too long,

We can tell ourselves lies.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - Washerwomen in the morning at Quimperle

Frits Thaulow – Washerwomen in the morning at Quimperle

The pain in us notices the hurt of another,

Sad songs, the gaze of mournful eyes.

You took a wrong turn too,

But we are still buoyant, alive.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - An orchard on the banks of a river

Frits Thaulow – An orchard on the banks of a river

A book says don’t get used to suffering,

It’s not your natural state.

Choking and stifling the freedom of the soul,

Heavy burdens give it weight.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - Moonlit canal

Frits Thaulow – Moonlit canal

Like a river that stands still too long,

Blocked, putrid water will stagnate,

Its inertia pooling with bacteria;

In the stench of foul smelling hate.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - Water Mill

Frits Thaulow – Water Mill

When the spirit becomes infected

It slowly poisons the mind,

Disease infiltrates the body,

The trinity of mind, body and soul is blind.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - Snow landscape

Frits Thaulow – Snow landscape

Don’t get addicted to the juice of suffering,

It’s easy to do.

Your past is not your present,

NOW is the moment we are NEW

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow - Winter at the river Simoa

Frits Thaulow – Winter at the river Simoa

Are you moving forward?

Navigate through seasons and storms,

Enjoy the moments of calm;

Savour the view, there are no norms.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow

Frits Thaulow

Cells in our bodies replace and renew,

We are not physically the same.

Let your emotions roll on too,

The soul must follow its own name.

Let go, stay in the flow…

Frits Thaulow

Frits Thaulow

There is no right and wrong,

Only what serves a sentient being.

Companions share our mysterious journeys,

Under the glassy, reflective surface, you become all seeing.

And remember…let go, stay in the flow…

By Virginia Burges.

Frits Thaulow

Frits Thaulow

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