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Flowing Circle

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Everything we dump
Carelessly upon the ground
Flows into the sea

Water like life, a circle
Reborn as another form

In response to Patrick Jennings A Pic and a Word Challenge #17: Flow and
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2016 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

26 thoughts on “Flowing Circle

  1. Thank you Jules. Happy New Year!

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  2. So true and such a gently environmental awareness poem! Love the angle here

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  3. Love the photo! 🙂 And the message.

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  4. Thank you Jo! It is what I do for a living -storm water protection so it is near and dear to my heart.

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  5. That’s an interesting, and useful, thing to do for a living. 🙂

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  6. <smile> Nicely done!

    Eastern mystics often use the metaphor of rivers flowing into the sea, many poetically. None of them, though, for the effects of pollution.

    Tao te Ching
    Chapter 31

    The Tao can’t be perceived.
    Smaller than an electron,
    it contains uncountable galaxies.

    If powerful men and women
    could remain centered in the Tao,
    all things would be in harmony.
    The world would become a paradise.
    All people would be at peace,
    and the law would be written in their hearts.

    When you have names and forms,
    know that they are provisional.
    When you have institutions,
    know where their functions should end.
    Knowing when to stop,
    you can avoid any danger.

    All things end in the Tao
    as rivers flow into the sea.

    ~ Lao Tse

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  7. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing. It appears I have some reading to explore.

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  8. <smile> I thought that might get you.

    Stephen Mitchell’s interpretation of the Tao te Ching (Dao de Jing) is a personal favourite, though you might look to Ursula K. LeGuin for a more faithful rendering of this most excellent guide on the art of living.

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  9. I will do that. Thank you.

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  14. Love both, the photograph and the message!

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  15. Love this one. Yes, both the message and the photo. Beautiful!

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  19. I love the message that you enclose in the circles

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