Eye of the Storm #writephoto


Eye of the Storm

Eye of the StormGiven the right perspective, vision
will find a point of reference.

Offshore may mean out of sight.
It does not mean out of mind.

Landfall has no regard for shore.
Equal opportunity.

Eye of the Storm_aThere is no way out
through the eye. Relief is fleeting.

The eyewall always follows,
passing its sentence as it passes by.

Recovery is a matter of perspective,
Hope is the vision.

This poem is in response to Thursday Photo Prompt – Sight #writephoto, from Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, with her photo.
Bottom photo: NASA

A Question of Presence

A Question of Presence

A Question of Presence

I might say to spare me
an absence of presence, should

the time come, but remember,
a sparrow may return to a nest

abandoned, that light still touches
those reaches outwardly empty.

A jay might seem raucous,
even crazed, but devoted,

still, to those it holds dear.
Dotage to its extremes.

In catching up with my reading after last week’s absence, I found derelict, Kerfe Roig’s (method two madness) response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt. Her poem took me in this direction.
Image source: Blue Jay, © Maria Corcacas/PFW via The Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Sue’s Original Photo Prompt

Christmas Present – #writephoto


Christmas Present

A lovely pine with special meaning
Its very presence a sweet delight
Standing here before me

Snowflakes grace its gentle branches
Their luster offering a sign
A lovely pine with special meaning

Looking closer, a nest appears
A hidden gift within its branches
Its very presence a sweet delight

Imagine lights upon this lovely pine
Soon to be our Christmas tree
Standing here before me

It’s been several months since I’ve attempted a cascade poem. This one is my response to Sue Vincent’s (Daily Echo) Thursday Photo Prompt – Christmas Present – #writephoto, with her photo.
Cascade ~ four three-line stanzas, without rhyme
               ~ three lines of the first verse used successively as last lines of following verses
               ~ line pattern A/B/C, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C
               ~ longer poems may be created by having a longer first verse