#Writephoto ~ Causeway #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Causeway #writephoto


This week’s prompt ~ Causeway

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a calm seascape in half-light, with a pathway of stone leading through the waters towards the horizon.


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Beyond the horizon


I stand barefoot on the wet sand

beside the ragged rocks

Of a long-forgotten causeway

Beneath a soft blue sky

with the straight-line horizon before me

I await for evening

As I have for the past 72 years

To stand beneath the blood moon

Once every ten years

When the Isle of Lenora can be seen

whitewashed walls gleaming under the red moon.

The first time I stood here I was twelve

My father told me the story

Never believed I had seen the shining city,

I think he was disappointed at never having seen it himself

After so many years, time passed,

I believed my father when he said I had imagined it

Now I wait on wet sand, wondering how I can reach

Beyond the horizon to enter the white walls of Lenora…

©anitadawes 2020

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