a season past where tears formed streams
cherry blossoms now burst in spring
where lightening seared a rift in oak
the vine is mending a path of hope
the winter offered barren cold
there’s feasting in our forest I’m told
voices seek two hearts to mend
harmonic tones a heavenly blend
dawn’s release of sun to sky
a tear emerges from my eye
all the words that will ever be
cannot express nature’s beauty
The poet’s united prompt for the day is Enlightenment. How are you enlightened?
(If you click the dove, she looks up close and personal)
the sound of a wind chime
raindrops trip over the tune
The last prompt for Carpe Diem’s short Vision Quest series is Deep Silence. What does Deep Silence prompt in your senses???
trees breathe life
spring gives birth to nature
a constant song
mesmerized I sit
doe cares for her speckled young
Older than the trees
each year new life
Thanks to Managua Gunn who is ghost writing for Carpe Diem today.
He speaks of the forest, the life and healing there and asks that we let the forest inspire our writing.
I am fortunate to each day be inspired by the forest in my back yard.
(I spent Saturday morning watching two young very speckled fawn skipping about the back, while the mother took a snooze.)
What does the forest inspire in your creative spirit???
won’t you come and see
loneliness? Just one leaf
from the kiri tree
Cedar umbrellas, off
to Mount Yoshimo for
the cherry blossoms
and thank you for the words of Basho timeless in meaning and inspiration…
Here is the Verse First Prompt:
WALK IN GRATITUDE
Today’s is another simple prompt. Take a walk. On that walk, observe your surroundings with an eye of gratitude. When you return to your writing-table, quickly write down your observations, then refine them; burn away the dross to reveal a poem that will imbue your readers with gratitude, too.
upon this bare world
cold, snow etched horizon
life stripped by season’s storm
where hides the sun?
I sit in reflection
scanning my forest
I walk in this dream
never to awaken
to cold cruelty again
I watch life
it smiles at me
to have lived
to see this day
To each of you I wish hope for a time of Thanksgiving. Enjoy time to spend in warmth with friends and family.
What you ask can fit inside a square?
a king stately or unaware
colorful art. it beckons, you stare
forest beyond the patio there
sunshine captured in the glass sans glare
A museum, a game, animals, that which the sky contains all these to share
all neatly contained in a square
Thanks to Sue at A word A week challenge for her photo prompt the square
Photography all images are copyrighted images of L. Moon 2013
You may think you can see my world that the wood dragon guards
but you cannot know of the beast who stalks in its cold
your eye distracted by blue horizons at dawn
colors captivate you and you fail to hear the distant snarls
already mesmirized in the reflection of the lady’s wooded pool
you fail to see the true light
beware the world beyond the gate – My World!
I’m participating in this weeks <a href=”http://letsbewild.com/photo-challenge/wild-weekly-photo-challenge-34-the-forest/“>Lets Be Wild Photo Challenge</a> This week’s challenge is the Forest. Check out the beautiful photography!