A landmark in my life, the river follows
ages, and eras, seasons measured by her flow
She acknowledges change, bears the winter
regally, swells with confidence as Spring rains
Will walk beside me in sunnier times, and
hold my secrets as Autumn catches us in her flames
She holds my heart, my faith, always knows
and at end of day, oh how she glows.
(For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It.)
Don’t give me the science
I prefer to dream
floating on pillows of white
carried over land and sea
lifted sunward, inspired –
no, please don’t tell me otherwise
Clouds transport me,
(For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: clouds)
A walk in nature reduces life-sized problems
to ant-like awe – an open secret often ignored.
I travel back roads, am humbled by
the power of farm machines,
the vastness of the sky.
Gratitude larger than this limiting skin.
(For Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy challenge: make yourself small; Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: roads; and, Reena’s Exploration challenge: oxymorons.)
The path before me titillates –
beckoning hues, rolling hills –
I set my lens on discovery.
My heart belongs to this land –
lush landscapes, and dynamic seasons –
here I’ll stay till shadows succumb to night.
(For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge: landscape.)
I reconcile this passenger imposed life
through a photographer’s lens
Record the road ahead, the passages
find resonance in what lies outside my window.
(For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A window with a view)
I cast my shadow over white banks
assert my presence, proud, defiant
Will find beauty in deserted golf courses
and colour in a monochrome season
I am haunted by a Winter state of mind
resolved to stretch myself despite creeping chill.
(Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is winter scenes. This Winter I am challenging myself to endure a season that typically I escape. I am determined to find the blessings. So far, so good.)
Summer, I hold you in my heart
even as the trees stand bare
having shed their Autumn garbs
The glow of green still buzzes
carries me through the cold
a promise worth the wait.
(Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: opposite weather.)