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Sunday, November 7, 2010

This Moment in Time - One Shoot Sunday

 The following poem was inspired by the photo prompt found on One Shoot Sunday  today over at One Stop Poetry.  Hope you enjoy.

This Moment in Time

Clouds gliding across the soft lit skies,
Biases joining on the quilts of time,
Tenderly seeking the intimacy beyond,
The skies dressed in pillow covers.

She drifts into her dreams left here,
His sloop beyond the horizon floats,
The ebb of the tides, the storm, the night,
The outstretched arms of passion await.

The sea connecting each to the other,
Gently caressing from beneath her,
The waves pounding over the hull,
Separated, yet one, by this moment in time.

Ilachinski Skies of Skye
You can see more photographs by Andy Ilachinski at his gallery at  http://www.sudden-stillness.com/  or check out his blog at http://tao-of-digital-photography.blogspot.com/.  He is featured and interviewed today on One Shoot SundayOne Stop Poetry.  To read other responses to this photo prompt by some fabulous poets click here.


23 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

Very lovely poem. Sweet, but also bittersweet.

Friko said...

A very gentle, contemplative poem, complementing the photo beautifully.

Brian Miller said...

oh this carries a lot of emotion...i have been on that sloop far away...

Diane T said...

Ah, the aura on the beach! I DO understand it!

jaerose said...

I hope they are together in life..very powerful..and interesting to read a different take on the sea than my scribble..the water churns up so many thoughts (especially the more you look at it)...thanks for your visit..Jae :)

nimaruichi said...

I like what this moment in time brings. :)

dustus said...

Your poem creates a sense of connectedness both between individuals and nature. Nice write! Thanks for taking the challenge today!

Claudia said...

a beautiful special and emotional moment in time..very nice - thanks for joining in

M.L. Gallagher said...

I really like how your poem weaves the sky and sea and the moment in time through and into each other. Very lovely.

Myrna R. said...

Beautiful poem. You did a great job with this prompt.

Melissa Campbell said...

Beautiful poem. I love the way you describe the skies: "dressed in pillow covers." Blessings!

Pete Marshall said...

a wonderful poem for the picture prompt...a sense of togetherness across the coeans...wonderful read..cheers pete

hedgewitch said...

Amazing how many different moods and images are in the poems this photo has inspired. Yours is calm and measured, moody but mellow. Enjoyed it.

Shan said...

This was lovely, a romantic view on the photograph I'm loving reading what others see here. Thanks for sharing!

libithina said...

verey lovely take on Andys pic ~ the waves have a haunting and sweeping quality ~ that have the capacity to sweep all away ~ but your write draws all to one ~ lovely

Ranee Dillon said...

The concept that the lovers are separate, yet joined by a touch of the sea is beautiful. Loved the imagery. Well done!

Marcus Goodyear said...

"His sloop beyond the horizon floats"

I like the rhythm of that line.

uma.a said...

Lovely poem with a deeper meaning

Jingle Poetry said...

your imagination is beyond everything...
way to go.
this is delicious poetry.

Mary said...

Beautiful imagery in your poetry; and by the way, I absolutely LOVE your dog pictures.

signed...bkm said...

Absolutely love every word..." biases joining on the quilt of life" it takes my breath away like love floating(that is it, the whole piece makes me feel I am floating)through time....blessings..bkm

gospelwriter said...

I love this - connected by the sea. You have told a whole story here in these few stanzas... or at least a good chunk of one

Margaret Bednar said...

If this photo could talk, this is what it would say. Very beautiful.