Earth… #Poetry

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Earth

Raindrops dancing, shimmering

Fairy lights on bare branches

Each drop a frozen pearl

A time capsule

That has roamed the Universe eternal

Returning to touch

each part of our growing world

to keep Earth in beauty

for us to walk upon…

©anitadawes

#Writephoto ~ Chill

Thursday photo prompt: Chill #writephoto

 

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For visually challenged writers, the image shows a landscape wearing a light dusting of snow. From the hill, where skeletal heather and brown grasses pierce the snow, a valley spreads out below, lit by the rays of a pale sun.

 

Snow

Light shining from a thousand different worlds

That our eyes cannot see while we stand

on hard snow frosted ground.

The heart says yes, they are there. One day soon,

lucky heather may give me a glimpse

Of the world hidden within the light

For now, I wonder at the beauty

The majesty of such a sight

that my eyes can see. As I go to walk away,

looking back at my empty footprints

Could someone be following me?

I see the light shift, as though blown by the wind

A dancing curtain of light, teasing my mind

Strange images, stranger sounds

Haunt my journey home…

©anitadawes

#Silent Sunday…

Today, I am revisiting one of my favourite places, Southsea Rock Garden on the south coast of the UK.

Right on the seafront and built on many levels, its a delightful place to spend an hour or two…

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Image by Jaye Marie

 

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Image by Jaye Marie

Thank you for dropping by, without you, it wouldn’t be as much fun!

#Writephoto ~ Shimmer #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Shimmer #writephoto

 

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For visually challenged writers, the image shows the dark silhouette of an island in a shimmering lake, surrounded by shadowy hills. The sun is breaking out from behind the clouds in rayed splendour.

 

Fireflies shimmer

Dancing on the edge of my tongue

Late-night sun, painting dark shadows

lacing white clouds in a world that is not mine

The moon hides her face, is she in mourning?

She holds the answer beneath the pale

incandescent carpet of liquid light

dividing the dark sacred land

Time echoes stories, legends of dragon’s lair

Treasures to be found, the brightest jewel

The best of these is the image you see

In the gold-laced mirror

Don’t hide your light

where sun and moon cannot shine

Let your feet dance

on shining lakes of liquid time…

©anitadawes

#FlashFiction Challenge for Carrot Ranch Community #Poetry

November 28: Flash Fiction Challenge

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November 28, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about winners. Who are they, what’s the mood, and what did they win? Express emotion or subdue it. Go where the prompt leads!

 

 

I couldn’t win a raffle,

if I bought every ticket, they have for sale

The prize is a 4-inch gold cup and

It would have been nice to win

Alas, I tried to cheer myself up

with a stroll around the charity shops

with ten to search through

I stopped for lunch in Poppins

Opposite is the Heart Foundation charity shop

In the window, I could see a small cup

Nipping out to take a closer look

Hidden in the corner, I found it

Green glass, dark rim, orange base

At last, I could declare myself a winner!

©anitadawes
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Image by Jaye Marie