At the Water’s Edge #PoetryFriday #NPM


Click here to watch and listen to the gorgeous water lapping the shores at Walden Pond, the inspiration for this, my first, tanka. It’s a bit of a found poem, as well, since I borrowed most of the first three lines from Tuesday’s SOL post about our visit to Walden Pond.

At the water’s edge

Lapping at the sandy shore

Sunlight stars sparkling

Would Thoreau welcome you here

Beachgoers, sunbathers, all

© Christie Wyman, 2017

To read my Slice of Life post from Tuesday about my visit to Thoreau’s beloved Walden Pond, click here.


Please be sure to visit Doraine Bennett at Dori Reads for today’s Poetry Friday Roundup.

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21 thoughts on “At the Water’s Edge #PoetryFriday #NPM

  1. Nice job! Sunlight stars is a beautiful image. Here in the south a pond in something you find in a farmer’s back yard. It’s more of a fishing hole. I’ve only been to Walden’s Pond once and was stunned by the size. I came away thinking, That’s not a pond!

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  2. “Sunlight stars” . . . lovely juxtaposition, Christie. The sound of water’s rhythms seems to reset the rhythms of my life. Listening to it, engulfed in sun’s warmth, I can’t think of a better place to be!

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