I have returned to an old habit—following the Capture Your 365 daily photo prompt challenge (#CY365), and pairing the photos with a few lines. I’m finding it’s really quite doable if I keep up with it.
So, without ado, here are some of this week’s captures:
Last Saturday’s prompt was WITH WORDS. Here is the photo and poem I cobbled together from the week’s words in my 2018 Word-A-Day calendar.
On New Year’s Day the BENTHOS froze
under our polar bared toes.
Our Christmas treats we now CONTEMN
against our hopes of getting slim
(though with bold APPETANCE they still beckon
our calories we’ve resolved to reckon).
PROCRUSTEAN as resolutions are
without them we won’t go as far
their value is at least HEURISTIC
and though our methods are simplistic
to fight holiday excess PIACULAR
our hopes still burn for the spectacular.
Sunday, January 7th the prompt was WHITE.
We met our newest grand-dog on Sunday. His name is Henry.
natty polka-dotted socks
fashion forward tail
Monday, January 8th’s prompt was SPLOTCHES (OF WHITE). This photo doesn’t really answer the prompt, but it had to be taken. (The next three photos are of my grandchildren.)
Little Santa girl
delivers the best gift—
On Tuesday, the prompt was ODD ONE OUT.
Two moments made my photo day, and inspired a tiny poem:
in the act
On Wednesday the word was MINIMAL.
Study in white, black,
brown, with amber eye
And finally yesterday, Thursday, the challenge was to photograph EXQUISITE. Oh boy… it was a very unexquisite day here but I did escape the dull and dreary indoors for an even more dull, dreary, and damp out. And I found something exquisite!
Leaves of flame, embers
of berry warm this soggy
(I just had a great suggestion from Joy in the comments below about making the verse above more comfortable in its skin…. changing it to a rhyming couplet or a quatrain. I’m opting for the quatrain. Thanks, Joy!)
Here’s version 2:
Leaves of flame
embers of berry
warm this soggy
(All poems above © 2018 by Violet Nesdoly – All rights reserved)
This post is linked to Poetry Friday. Our hostess today is Jan, who directs the poetry traffic at the Book Seed Studio (what a fabulous name for a blog!). Thanks Jan!
Take a hike
A week ago today the Capture Your 365 photo prompt was “Take a hike.” On my walk that day I photographed several woodsy hiking paths, pondering all the while what other ways I could interpret the prompt.
Then, walking through Portage Park, past a newly installed shelter and picnic tables (probably saw them for the first time a week prior), I noticed pink graffiti everywhere. Yuck. What a mess. Take hike indeed!
Graffiti in the park (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)
Take a Hike
on your bike
we don’t like
you using your spray can
as a mike.
Shoo, boy, shoo!
We’ve had enough of you.
Take a hike!
Stay out of our park
for your after-dark lark
we don’t want your mark—
of anti-us snark!
© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)
Thankfully the city crew was on it quickly. When I went by a few days later, it was all cleaned up.
This poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme. Thanks Matt (author of the just-out and already highly acclaimed Flashlight Night).
Posted by Violet Nesdoly on September 8, 2017 in Light, People, Poetry Friday
Tags: graffiti, Kids, photo challenge, rap, social comment, Summer Shorts 2017