Echos of light reflect rugged beauty.
Silent walls of rock carved by glaciers,
mirror themselves in ancient seas.

We sail, necks craned,
staring, gaping in awe.

Awareness dawns
in setting sun.

We are but specks
on the scales of time.


Written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets where Monday’s quadrille (4o word poem, no more no less) prompt is to include the word echo within our poem. Photos from recent Norwegian Fjords cruise. 

25 thoughts on “Lysefjord

    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:28 am

      Thanks much! It was stunningly beautiful to see the fjords of Norway!


  1. jillys2016 May 8, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    Lillian, You transport me to Norway with your words and pictures! Wonderous:)

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    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:29 am

      Thanks, Jill. So glad to have some connection again – but it is fleeting so can’t really read much. Today we sail into Cork, Ireland and do an excursion called The Best of Ireland. So excited to see this beautiful land.

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    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:30 am

      I was truly smitten with Norway! Stunningly beautiful!


  2. frankhubeny May 8, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    Ancient seas and rock make our lives seem very short. Nice photographs and clear water.

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    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:31 am

      Exactly! They’ve stood for thousands and thousands of years and we are here but a millisecond in comparison,

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    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:32 am

      Thank you! It is exactly as I felt sailing through this magical place!

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  3. Arcadia Maria May 8, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Nice quadrille. Lovely photos. I always feel like I’m traveling with you in your pictures.

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    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:33 am

      Always happy to have traveling partners! Glad you enjoyed.


    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:34 am

      And they are exactly as I felt. We have sailed through such magnificence.


  4. sanaarizvi May 8, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Silent walls of rock carved by glaciers,mirror themselves in ancient seas.. ah yes.. I can picture them.. Beautifully penned.❤️

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    • lillian May 9, 2017 / 2:36 am

      Exactly! And now we are in our Ireland / Iceland last leg of this magnificent trip. Yesterday we were in Guernsey and walked the serene island of Herm. Such beauty, this earth.


  5. whippetwisdom May 9, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    Wonderful images and echoes in the fjords Lillian – ‘We are but specks on the scales of time’ in witness of all this beauty. Wishing you a wonderful time in Ireland, a place full of friends you haven’t met yet ;o) xxx


  6. Jane Dougherty May 9, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Specks on the scales of time. Makes me think of sea beasts, Midgard Serpents. Impressive words for spectacular scenery 🙂


  7. colorfulpen May 9, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    “Specks on the scales of time” for sure, compared to this beauty. The photos are breathtaking.


  8. Adda May 11, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Beautiful description of self awareness – we are here for a millisecond of time while observing what has taken mother nature millions if not billions of years to create. Beautifully said. 🙂


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