The River

For Sherry’s Prompt at Real Toads, Wonder. I know few things more wonderful than trees and then it is trees beneath autumn skies. And the wonder of it all, they are free to us all.  An American Sentence.

The River
“The river is everywhere.” – ― Herman Hesse, Siddhartha

Color changing trees stretch beneath autumn blue sky – an endless river.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 14:52:34

    So beautiful, Toni. Fall colours are why this is my favourite time of year……….when I came through the mountains the other week, it was a feast of colour.


  2. Misky
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 14:53:38

    Autumn used to be my favourite season, but now when it arrives, I look forward to spring. Winter is unkind to the elderly in my family.


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 15:07:09

      I am the only elderly member left in my small family. I get through the cold okay. I love fall and winter, a lot more than I do the hot summer

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  3. Frank J. Tassone
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 19:07:56

    Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #9: Toni Spencer’s latest #AmericanSentence for #WithRealToads!


  4. oldegg
    Oct 18, 2019 @ 19:11:59

    The best thing about forests is that they whisper secrets to you; but so few people understand…but rivers they just babble on.


  5. jaerose37
    Oct 19, 2019 @ 04:48:42

    How beautiful – like a little oasis of celebration


  6. Kerry
    Oct 19, 2019 @ 07:23:04

    A wonderful American Sentence!


  7. coalblack
    Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:52:13

    It makes you sigh when looking at it, doesn’t it? It does seem like an endless river.

    I still say trees do not have hands, though.


  8. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar
    Oct 19, 2019 @ 16:35:45

    endless – rivers and sky – I suppose that’s why we look up and dream


  9. kim881
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 04:22:28

    I love how you can pack so much into an American sentence, Toni: colour, space, breadth and depth!


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 20, 2019 @ 10:57:24

    I love the wonder of that river…


  11. Helen L Dehner
    Oct 21, 2019 @ 13:21:13

    I just returned from a three hours long roadtrip … the wonder of changing leaves, the pines dripping with rain, the river running along side us much of the way …. you captured all of this in a few perfectly chosen words.


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