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An evening ferry ride - Journal of Omnifarious

Sep. 4th, 2007

10:03 pm - An evening ferry ride

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A suggestion of mist lies like a soft white glow above the water, lit by the last dying rays of the sun filtered through a thick layer of clouds. Off in the distance the mountains loom, only a dimly perceived outline in the distant fuzzy gloom hinting at their monstrous implacability.

The clouds lit from above by the sun, with a sun so low the world under is in shadow. The clouds with hints of bright yellow at their edges, and in a few thin places warm red shines through from above like the lava under slowly cooling rock.

Our craft passes over the water, raising deep hackles of protest in an otherwise gently rippled calm.

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Current Mood: [mood icon] contemplative
Current Music: The muffled hum of the engines

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From:wolfieboy
Date:September 5th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)

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Wow. That was really pretty. Thank you.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 5th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)

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You're welcome. :-)

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From:nikith
Date:September 5th, 2007 05:49 am (UTC)
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That may very well be the only thing I miss from my commuting days: seeing the same patches of sky at the same time every day, year in and year out.

From a ferry boat. That, and riding the ferry through that pea-soup fog we get. You load onto the boat, the fog closes in behind you. The horn blasts, one long blast. Suddenly you hear 2 short blasts, the mists part, and you have magically crossed the expanse of water that once lay before you.

Ah, I am such a water baby.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 5th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
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One of these days I should figure out how to get over to your island without driving.

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From:prettydark
Date:September 5th, 2007 01:17 pm (UTC)
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I've never seen such absolute poetry from you.
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From:omnifarious
Date:September 5th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
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*smile* Thanks!

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From:oniaka
Date:September 5th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
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Sometimes I ride the ferry, just for fun.
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From:klicrai
Date:September 5th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)

Very Nice

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Mmmm... I love the Northwest. You should post more of your poems, Omni. You've quite a gift.
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