Posts tagged ‘poem’

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

Little Girl Balancing on Sidewalk

Location: Porto, Portugal
 
There’s something engaging watching a little girl testing her faith while balancing on an imaginary bridge with her grandfather closely behind her. It’s a good start for life’s great adventure awaiting her.

 

 

Faith — is the Pierless Bridge
Supporting what We see
Unto the Scene that We do not —
Too slender for the eye

It bears the Soul as bold
As it were rocked in Steel
With Arms of Steel at either side —
It joins — behind the Veil

To what, could We presume
The Bridge would cease to be
To Our far, vacillating Feet
A first Necessity.

– Emily Dickinson

 

 

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July 7, 2017 at 8:53 am 4 comments

Remembrance

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 28 April 2017

Liz Young

Photo Credit: Liz Young

i met you on st. patrick’s day
just when spring was beckoning
and death took you one autumn
when leaves started falling

then autumn became winter
and winter turned to spring again
and spring became summer
but without you it wasn’t the same

many seasons have passed since then
i can count with my fingers
all’s left is your memory
and love, it lingers, it lingers

April 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm 36 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: It’s Not This Time of Year Without…

Autumn Leaves
location: San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California
 

Free Falling

can’t stop the leaves from falling
nature has the final say
even on a fair autumn morning
the wind blows them all away

brown, red, yellow, or green
their color doesn’t matter
on these grounds where they now lay
they are dead, they breathe no longer

the tree made leafless looks grim
branches pointing up to heaven
once again, it would need a trim
for next spring, so says the raven

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November 26, 2016 at 2:31 pm 7 comments

Beloved

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 15 April 2016

 Kent Bonham
Photo Credit: Kent Bonham

It’s springtime once again. It’s that time of the year when nature renews itself. What seems to be old and familiar becomes refreshed. Life goes on with a new perspective and discovery. Dear One, I wrote this poem for you.

a trusted volume
that doesn’t stay languid
on the shelf and gather dust
that’s you, beloved

read cover to cover
i’d known you by heart
still, when i part the pages
you’d come fresh, the fireworks start

a companion on long hikes
and a pillow on my head
as i lay down on the grass to rest
that’s you, beloved

April 13, 2016 at 10:33 am 41 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

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Dandelion Flower
location: San Francisco Bay Area, California

I have a soft spot for the dandelion with its beautiful yellow flowers. I admire its determination to survive even in the harshest of conditions. But it’s a weed and a free spirit. It doesn’t sit well on manicured grounds. If this poem speaks to you, then we are kindred spirits. Dear one, I wrote it for you.

DANDELION POEM

 
would i give air to this feeling
buried deep in snow
would you give it sun and space
would you let it grow

i’m not a rose i know
i’m a lowly bred
i’m a dandelion
with a yellow head

would i show up in your garden
would i make it through
or would you let me die in spring
with memories of you

 

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March 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm 3 comments

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