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The Swimmer
by Jane Rodway
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Inspired by a Charles Herbert Woodbury painting of the same name (1864-1940)

Against a wave,
yet above
the sunlit surface,
encircled by
streams of oneself
and rainbow water-
I reach out,
fingertips touching
liquid nothing.

I am the eel,
A rising sun,
a Mother.

Far ashore-
rocky crags,
tiny ornaments
with childish glee,
sit atop, solid-
waiting for me.

Is the reflection there,
speaking the same words,
telling the world
what's left unspoken,
the nature of my game.

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Reviewed by richard poor
so very good!!
Reviewed by Dale Clark
I love the way you envision these paintings
and I hadn't reviewed this one. Beautiful!
Great work Michelle!
Reviewed by Letitia Blount
Love the images and makes me feel eager for summer. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by J M
Wonderful visuals in this excellent poem......
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Vivid imagery...great write!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
". . . the nature of my game." Blood Sweat and Tears used that phrase in a song many years ago. Loved it then, love it now as a clincher to a fine poem.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Some great lines and great imagery to go with.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
As always superb rendering, Michelle!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Oooohhhhhhhhhhhh...the sea. I love the sea. :) And I love this write--imagery so clear and pure, it breaks over my soul and brings me joy. Thank you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Such crisp and crystal clear images. One feels they are the swimmer..
You should do another exibition in NY of you work..
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