‘Our Different Dreams': Amazing Poems of Hope: Life Circles in Flow: About Letting Go After a Relationship Ends.

We are each, in Flow.. Just Flow.

Haku Maki - Poem 70 - 73
Haku Maki - Poem 70 - 73
Flow - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Flow - by Katsunori Hamanishi

Breaking up... positively.

‘Our Different Dreams’: Amazing Poems of Hope: Life Circles in Flow: About Letting Go After a Relationship Ends; by Pearldiver, is about breaking up and letting go, when a relationship ends, the end of a life circle. Our different dreams may have been written to demonstrate how changing a personal perspective to one of finding positive aspects in your ex and in the past relationship; can actually help you move on far easier, than dwelling on negative events. It may have been written, merely to illustrate how hard it must be to a drip, in a world of drops. It was written to be inspiring and to say, ‘Don’t be sad or down about breaking up.’

We are not always able to plot our courses in life and though we may feel, or believe that we are ‘meant’ to be with someone whom we consider is special, sometimes, in fact more often than not, we are destined to flow in different directions. In understanding that, then it may be a little easier to be positive about the time that you did spend with the other person and always be thankful that in many ways, that the flow of that relationship has helped to bring you to where you are today. Irrespective of how you may feel, you are today in a better place and you are here, to commence a new life circle.

If you take two leaves and place them together in the center of a stream, you will see how very different the flows of each will be; even though they both move downstream. Our lives share a similar journey, from the day we are born until we reach the heart of our sea, or perhaps are lost along the way. Please enjoy the flow of: Our Different Dreams, by Pearldiver.


© Copyright 2010 Pearldiver @ Poems of Hope.com with all rights reserved.

We all flow, in different streams, to our sea.
We all flow, in different streams, to our sea.
Wall - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Wall - by Katsunori Hamanishi

Our Different Dreams.


We each follow meandering streams to our sea

Born of ancient glacial snows,

Or new rain drops spent

As such our lives are formed,

Or so destined to be

In flows; each varied in time,

Degrees of silence, in love and consequence


I remember tumbling down,

Down into a deep ravine

In my flow, at first,

My course guided by smooth rocky groove

There we merged together,

Pooled in subterranean scene

Dark reservoir held,

Our love existed there, unable to move

We are each a flow, moving...

Silence 2 - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Silence 2 - by Katsunori Hamanishi


Come Spring floods,

Thawed our love, as rising waters grow

We bubbled upwards towards the sun again,

In sadness heard

Of lovers parting,

Younger years hoped as one, deep in our parallel flow

Defining moments perhaps; but I wonder;

What if they hadn’t occurred?


For in the end, in my flow,

The stream took me far away from you

And in your flow,

It took you more quickly home, to our sea

Rushing along in swift currents, impatiently, like you do

Did you see me?

Hugging the river bank, or flirting with, maybe

In varied ways to each, in turn..

Silence 4 - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Silence 4 - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Twin - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Twin - by Katsunori Hamanishi


I got hung up and lost in pretty waterfalls,

Sped through the rapids too

In my flow, I spilled my liquid emotions,

No dams held my evermore

Yet each time those deep waters pulled me down, I missed you

I guess in that time we’d spent not moving;

Being still, had made you sure


Made you determined,

Hungry for new experiences, grand new flow

While I explored,

Every seeking moment, along hewn banks of fern

Making me less determined to race you,

Knowing I must let you go

So we press onwards, we each flow,

In varied ways to each, in turn


I want to tell you, that I’ve reached the ocean,

I’ve found my home

She is so vast and changeable,

Fed by many brackish, salty streams

I hope to find her heart one day,

The reason why, I was born to roam

We are each a flow, moving it seems

Just know that I’ll always love you;

Though we flow evermore towards: Our different dreams...

* Pearldiver *

We are each a flow, moving in time silently forward

Towards our sea, we meet, we love, we miss; in flow, we will always be...

Take Care.

© Copyright 2010 Pearldiver @ Poems of Hope.com with all rights reserved.


Trout - by Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige.
Trout - by Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige.

Katsunori Hamanishi 1949 -

Calm 7 - by Katsunori Hamanishi
Calm 7 - by Katsunori Hamanishi

Ando Hiroshige 1797 - 1858.

River Tanzaku - Ando Hiroshige.
River Tanzaku - Ando Hiroshige.

The Images Honor The Artists..


* Katsunori Hamanishi *

Katsunori Hamanishi was born in Hokkaido in 1949. He is the foremost mezzotint artist in the world today and has held that position for thirty years. His works are unique and on style and composition alone, display his amazing talents; but in adding his special depths of colors and textures gained by burnishing of his printing plates, foils and masterly application of dimensional form, makes his works truly spectacular. Katsunori Hamanishi’s collective works hang permanently in Osaka, Taipei, Krakow, New York, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco. His works are potentially great investment pieces; but overall, Katsunori Hamanishi’s works show his personality and demonstrate how far the ‘old masters’ have allowed traditional Japanese Woodblock Printing to develop, while retaining its distinctive origins.

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* Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige *

Ando Hiroshige was born in Edo in1797 and during his life he created more than 8000 individual works of art. He studied different styles under the masters Okajime Rinsai, Utagawa Toyohiro and Ooka Umpo, from whom he became interested in Western art. Ando Hiroshige’s prints and sketches provided 19th Century Western artists including: Whistler, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and Cezanne, a dramatic new view of nature that clearly influenced art long after his death in 1858.

Two Great Masters of the Art of Wood Block Printing.

Both whom understood and used Flow to its fullest effect.

* Pearldiver *

© Copyright 2010 Pearldiver @ Poems of Hope.com with all rights reserved.

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SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

....first in line?...awesome PD...as usual...you move me PD....

"We bubbled upwards towards the sun again,"....loved all of your words however...you have such a beautiful way with words; your thoughts and how you express them are very unique...

...Silence 2 and 4 are beautiful...would love to see them in person...you've introduced me to other artists in your writings...thanks....

...forgot to ask a while back...what's your ring size? xo SOH


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

That is lovely, PearlDiver. I love the way you have maintained the water analogy all the way through. This really works for me.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Oh my god.. you have a quick cab Someway.. Thanks again for being the first off the rank to read this work... I was going to call it Flow.. but my words would not have done justice to Katsunori Hamanishi's Work.

Wow... what can I say in response to your words? Well I am Unique and I am unique because I am just me.. uninfluenced by the negativity of others that they have tried to have me wear in my life. I have never before written or created poetry and certainly could never have seen myself doing so on a world stage. I achieve because I believe and I can fail from not believing in me and the great power of Pearl Jam's music!

Oh yeah... my ring size?? Hahaha.. I Refuse To Measure My Nose!!! Thanks for caring SOH.. Take Care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Twilight Lawns, thanks for taking the time to read this poem in my poems of hope series and your positive compliments. I'm pleased that you enjoyed this work... and it 'worked for me' too.. hahaha.. I enjoyed writing it. Cheers.. Take Care.


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SomewayOuttaHere 5 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

....ha ha ha...notice i didn't mention 'finger'?...left it wide open for ya....have a great day......

...PJam!...right on.....


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Kiwi, great write and some education too. I had to vote it all but funny, Peace 50


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Cheers SOH.. You have a great day too and take care..


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi 50 Cal, thank you for calling by to read this poem and your great support man. I appreciate your votes of confidence 50.. you take care my friend and be well.... Watch out for those squirrels near the yellow snow posts.. hahaha seems they nailed MD's nuts... badly!


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kirutaye 5 years ago from London, UK

Such lovely words;

There we merged together,

Pooled in subterranean scene

Dark reservoir held,

Our love existed there, unable to move.

You write poetry that paint pictures in out mind and pulls our heartstrings. Great hub. :o))


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi kirutaye, thanks for taking the time to read this work and for your compliment. You have mentioned that I paint mental pictures and pull heartstrings with my poetry.. Is that not the objective of any poem? I am asking so that I can understand how, as a novice poet.. I can do that? If I do so, clearly I must choose my subjects well in future. Cheers for that... Take Care.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Awesomely beautiful! Thank you PD. The words can be applied to many. The art you've chosen is beautiful to match. God bless!


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Ingenira 5 years ago

Simply beautiful. Simply Awesome.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Micky, thank you for reading my work mate and for your great compliments, which blow me away, coming from such an awesome poet and man that you are Micky. I am humbled and most honored by your support Sir... Enjoy your Flow Micky.. Take care.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ingenira, Thank you for reading this poem of hope and for your kind compliment. I'm glad that you enjoyed this work as much as I enjoyed writing it.. Take Care.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is truly beautiful.Thank you.

Cheers


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi always exploring, thanks you reading this work and you are most welcome..glad that you enjoyed it.. take care.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

Pearldiver – I’m all the way with you: Looking at life (and love) from this positive perspective makes it so much easier. Unfortunately one does not easily get this perspective – during at least the first quarter of one’s life, one tends to WANT everything and everybody to be one’s personal will/way/flow. Or at least in full harmony with one’s own. One needs a certain amount of painful disappointments or wide-awakenings to finally get this positive perspective. Your poem is excellent. I’ve bookmarked this one, because I find it a very likeable reflection of my own believes regarding the issue. Best wishes from me to you and yours :)

PS.: You avatar sends shivers down my spine! It is such a metaphor of being the victim of the swallow and debauched.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Martie, thank you for reading this work and your positive comments. You are quite right Martie... I believe that we may be conditioned to be that way in our lives. I feel that any relationship that we have experienced must have some positive aspects to it... It takes a 'strange' person to enter into a relationship for negative reasons, doesn't it? Yet when we relate to past relationships, people tend to have conditioned themselves to only remember the bad aspects. This current avatar really does say a lot doesn't it? Right down to the 'One Eyed' perspective that I have been said to portray :) Cheers Martie.. Take Care and have a Christmas.


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sofs 5 years ago

Beautiful flow, imagery and emotion. Don't different dreams cause different flows, I am just wondering.. yet once loved is always loved. Love is such wonderful thing that lasts and lasts even if the flow separates people.

Best wishes to you PD, take care!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sofs, thank you for taking the time to read this work and your comment. Don't different dreams cause different flows? Yes Sofs.. but this a poem about circumstance and how those circumstances flow towards merging and separation (different dreams).. hahaha I did mention deep in there somewhere didn't I? Yes.. love should always last, but in reality and as people, we often destroy it's ability to do that; by finding fault or being negative. You sure do have to ride it wildly for longer than the 8 second rodeo recommendations! Cheers.. you have a great holiday period and take care sofs.


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Money Glitch 5 years ago from Texas

Awesome, PD! This hub is full of so much wisdom that will help anyone that's open to the truth about how love works. Human kind wants love to last a life time with just one person, however that’s not always the way it can be because of the human will.

I’ve learned that sometimes love is placed in our life just for a season to be enjoyed; then it's time to let go and move on to another portion of life’s journey. Rating awesome and beautiful, and bookmarking to share with others that might be struggling with letting go. Thanks for sharing! :)


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi MG, thanks for taking the time to read this poem that I really found special to write. I can't explain what I mean by that, other than to say that the flow was already there, but it just needed the right words for each bend in it's life stream. We are complex creatures aren't we? We have a life that we often waste and never seem to take enough time to explore, perhaps we fear wonderment and cling to secure things and places; like subterranean life pools, instead of moving on. I'm really pleased that you appreciated this work MG. Take Care and be well.


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America

From the depth of your soul, flowing on paper - not unusual for you Rob, yet for me, this is one of your greatest masterpieces. Perhaps because I can fully relate to the knowing that every relationship was meant to be for our growth, or more so because you have painted it so beautifully with the element of water. Being lost in a waterfall, meandering through streams of glory, the soul moves to greater heights, unbound. It is rare to find someone flowing at the same pace, as openly, as detached in their involvement. Your masterpiece refreshes with the reminder that there are moments - moments we share when our love grows ever stronger, expanding, not meant to hide in what was, but eternal in its quest to find the ultimate depth of oneness "in the sea...home". Glorious - thank you :)

PS Not only voting up and awesome, but sharing on fb!


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sylvia, thanks so much for your extremely positive feedback. I am humbled by your compliment Sylvia, as I really did get caught up in lots of waterfalls in my life's flow. I find that energy absolutely fascinating and can only imagine that I must have suffered from a 'moth to the lamp' attraction or a bang on the head, in a previous flow!

I'm glad you liked this and appreciated the subtle message within. I enjoyed writing this poem while watching the rain. Cheers Sylvia, be well and take care... thanks again.


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America

I too am mesmerized by waterfalls and have sought to find as many as possible in many countries. Doesn't feel like a repeat of suffering though - rather, that perfect union of energy, as if finding the heart of the sea :) The state of gratitude will take me back there in a heartbeat so I know there are benefits to being one with it. Once found, it's never lost... I do believe I'll post your poem on my wall if that would be alright with you. It is in that moment of absolute truth and acceptance.


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Pearldiver 5 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Sylvia, thanks. I must say that after your first waterfall in life, you realize that they really do have the ability to become highly addictive along with providing an extremely potent source of pleasure, that can't be found or duplicated by the use of a barrel :) One must just jump, trust and rely on experience!

Glad you appreciated the splash Sylvia... take care..

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