Capturing the world with Photography, Painting and Drawing

The Waterwheel, by Jalaluddin Rumi

The Waterwheel 1
Nikon D300
The Waterwheel at kells, County Kilkenny
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

The Waterwheel

Stay together, friends.
Don’t scatter and sleep.

Our friendship is made
of being awake.

The waterwheel accepts water
and turns and gives it away,
weeping.

That way it stays in the garden,
whereas another roundness rolls
through a dry riverbed looking
for what it thinks it wants.

Stay here, quivering with each moment
like a drop of mercury.

The Waterwheel 2

9 responses

  1. Beautifully composed, Nigel. A great metaphor …. Thank you.

    October 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    • Hello Dale 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased you commented and enjoyed !

      October 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  2. Great post, Nigel.
    All the best,
    Hanna

    October 15, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    • Hello Hanne 🙂

      Thank you 🙂 , very pleased you enjoyed it !! 🙂

      October 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm

  3. Moss and stone and textures. Some of my favorite things. Beautiful!

    October 16, 2013 at 1:52 am

  4. I love the black and White versión…Impressive!

    October 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm

  5. 1annecasey

    What a treasure! And so beautifully and sensitively captured Nigel.

    October 17, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  6. Thank you for this moving post. I am just discovering your blog and how you combine word and image. I look forward to seeing more!

    October 19, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    • Hello Marso…. 🙂

      Thank you,very pleased you enjoyed it 🙂

      October 21, 2013 at 12:09 am

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