SPIRIT SONG…

“The hardest part is when the river
is too swift and goes underground for days on end”  

~Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason  for Day 14 of Jilly’s 28 Days of Unreason

so, for a time
the song is hidden
from my listening ears
but still there
deep down
wandering the caverns
of my dreams

and I am left
dizzied by love
until overcome once more
by the swiftness
of your flow

 

ANCIENT SWIMMERS

New Zealand’s longfin eels (Anguilla dieffenbachia)

The longfin eels of New Zealand are a unique and threatened species with a precarious future.  They can take 20 or more years to reach maturity, and reproduce only once In their lives.  Once they are mature they leave their freshwater homes and swim many miles out to sea where the eggs are laid and fertilized.  They then drift back to New Zealand on the ocean currents, eventually swimming upstream to restart the life cycle.

interplay
sunlight on water
hiding place