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Evening ghosts along the river, Images and Poem

Eveing river walk 2
River Barrow, County Kilkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Evening ghosts along the river

I could tell you how the river looks
sketched in evening light;
I know the smell of mist so fresh over the river,
and night air that parts like tired curtains,
with wet heat that sighs
and slaps the grass when you move on;

I’ve felt what a violin says
to the heart of the river ghosts
over waters edge,
and how an old man’s voice sounds best after smoking,
but a woman’s is best talking.

Eveing river walk 1

There are ghosts on these paths,
but they don’t hunger anymore;
hunger is for the living
not satisfied
with morning light.

5 responses

  1. Haunting words and images Nigel – just beautiful.

    August 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    • Hello Anne 🙂 🙂

      Thank you very pleased that you liked the post and poem 🙂 🙂

      August 15, 2014 at 11:41 am

  2. Beautiful work Nigel in both photography and your writing.

    August 15, 2014 at 2:00 pm

  3. Love the poem, too.

    August 15, 2014 at 6:42 pm

  4. Wonderful words and images!!!! Love them!!!!

    August 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm

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