#Keepitalive ~ #Whatdoyousee ~ #WDYS ~ #Poetry

Keep it alive

What do you see # 45 – 31 August 2020

Ian Dooley- Unsplash

( For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a sky full of hot air balloons in various colors. The nearest one shows a couple in the basket with an operator)

Some people say I have enough hot air
I don’t need the balloon part
To be up and away
How I wish that were true
I would fly home
Flip in through the open window
Like Peter Pan
Let a hundred hot air balloons
Sail on by
I am home, I am safe,
I am where I belong…

©anitadawes 2020

#Writephoto ~ Tokens

Thursday photo prompt: Tokens #writephoto

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a feather, an autumn leaf and two bright red berries or beads, left amongst the stones and plants by a stone that looks like a head with jewelled eyes…

There’s a kind of déjà vu
a message going on here
First Jaye calls me into the office
to see one of our followers
Beautiful pictures of an eagle
Who while flying above his head?
dropped a flight feather

Image by Tofino Photography. WordPress.com

Next day, Jaye noticed a feather
Had dropped into one of her bonsai trees
During the high wind we were having
To me, it looked like an arrow or a dart

Image by Jaye Marie

Now, this prompt from Sue, making it the third time
Which is said to be a meaningful coincidence
I don’t understand the message here
Or what it might mean
But I digress. Back to the third feather
It could mean all sorts
Icarus could have flown over
Mercury too, may have lost a feather from his boot
This seems to be a different meaning
The head with the dark eyes looks like an owl
Yet behind that, I see a tiny face in the leaves
Whose tiny turned down mouth
and dark sad eyes, gives him a perplexed look
Could be the message is one of sadness
The summer is over, berries, autumn leaves have fallen
his sadness is not for the loss of summer
I think the meaning more dire, a warning
The kind that most of us ignore,
brush aside as superstition
This kind of thing drives me mad
I need to know, to understand
There is so much I never find the answer to
I guess I’m not the only one…

©anitadawes 2020

#Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 192, #THEMEPROMPT

It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Kerfe Roig from last month’s challenge picked the theme…

This month’s theme is:

Maps

Image by piviso from Pixabay

It’s
Too late
The road ends
The maps too old
Marks faded by time
Can no longer guide you
X to where x marked the spot
Treasure buried there stays hidden
Where tall tales become urban legends
The story never ends, the hunt goes on…

©anitadawes 2020

#Writephoto ~ Worn ~ #Poetry

Thursday photo prompt: Worn #writephoto

Image by scvincent.com

For visually challenged writers, the image shows deeply worn stone steps, scattered with plants growing in the cracks, leading up to a blue-painted door.

Time worn concrete wave
That makes me smile
My feet ache at the thought
Of how many souls have trod
These steps
Leaving perfect bottom shaped seats
To sit and chat with your neighbour
Take a seat in a worn-out time machine
See where it takes you…

©anitadawes 2020