When thinking about what to write tonight my minds keeps wandering back to the beauty of the much-needed word, quietude.
unending heat swelters
major life move nears
quiet time calls
With the air conditioner oscillating back and forth, I listen to its swish and the beautiful, relaxing music-Peaceful Piano, Cello & Guitar Music by Soothing Relaxation, and enjoy the peaceful moments to find my balance.
Within these quiet moments, I find a nature photo by Molly Hogan at Margaret Simon's This Photo Wants To Be A Poem. Magically, my mind wanders into the marshland photo searching for some space among the flowers. I wonder if the nearby preserve has baby osprey by now. I visualize the sea breeze calling the geese to swoop down into the marsh water and refresh themselves while splashing.
|Molly Hogan, 2020|
summer breezes in
pirouetting with grace
lulling life to rest
finding sweet tranquility
within the stillness of day
May you find solace in Molly's photo and join me at her blog, Nix the Comfort Zone, where she hosts the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. She has a new poetic form that I am unfamiliar with, a montetra poem. Molly makes the the process of creating her poem seem effortless with her word play. She also shares a lovely poem by our Summer Poetry Swap coordinator, Tabatha Yeats. I slipped into Tabatha's poem with her line, "buttersoft lit morning."
Poetry Friday Friends:
With summer on beautiful Long Island estranged in many ways due to COVID-19, I am gathering my collection of image poems sent in for my Embraceable Summer Gallery. If so inclined, please share a new image poem on the topic, Summer 2020 in the Midst of Quarantine Life,, at your blog for the September 4, 2020 Poetry Friday that I am hosting. It will be a way to showcase the beauty of nature during trying times.