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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Evening's Illusionary Wishes

 
 Shadows cast down by the days sunlit skies,
Evening prints within the sands time,
 Casted, permeating surfaces,
Raised depths, crevices drawn upward.

Colorless, robust shadows reflecting,
Dampened earth pulling in, tiding out,
Waters adrift, lessened earthly surfaces,
Moonlit nights, beaming down to her feet.

Was this evening shadows or daytime paths,
Surfaces drip, illusionary wishes.

Petrina Lesko
January 2011


iPhoneography by Iquanyin
This poem was inspired by several prompts this week. First was the prompt of Illusion found over at Writer's Island, and there was Evening which is this weeks prompt at One Single Impression. And last, the location for this great photo prompt was One Shoot Sunday found over their new site at One Stop Poetry.  Iquanyin is a photographer who uses only her iPhone or iPad to take and share some amazing photography.  To learn more about Iquanyin, check out the following links:

Twitter: @iquanyin
Flick: http://www.flickr.com/photos/iquanyinmoon

25 comments:

dustus said...

"crevices drawn upward" Cool turn of phrase on that. Good use of misdirection—thought it was going to be a rhyming poem after first 2 lines, and then you flipped the script on me. Nice challenge response.

Ramesh Sood said...

Good one.. it just moved on.. let us all always have happier evenings..

haikulovesongs said...

i love every line!
dani

irene said...

There's a moonlit quality to this.

Brian Miller said...

there is some fun word play and rhyme in this one...you created good movement too with your flow...

Claudia said...

oh i liked the moonlit nights, beaming down to her feet...

Susannah said...

Oh you really captured an atmosphere with this and I really liked the last line too. :-)

lightverse said...

I was just about to say how atmospheric this poem was, and then I saw that Susannah said nearly the same thing. Just lovely.

Jerry said...

Nice. The question at the end prompted me to re-read the piece. the words got me overlaying them on the image and they fit very well.

Shigune Matsui said...

Very cool. Here’s mine. http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2011/01/searing-eternity.html If you have a twitter, follow me (my username is MsMatsui)!

repressedsoul said...

Petrine this encapsulated and indeed compliments the photo perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful and colorful use of words! Love the photo also.

Teri C at http://teric.wordpress.com/
For some reason I can't post with my wordpress url

Abby said...

i liked the questions...this picture seemed to raise a lot of questions for me too...beautiful. thank you.

Jim said...

Very nice, Iquanyin. :)
Between the poem and the photo, one just has to wonder who it was in the not too far past that came walking by. Leaving her prints in the sand.
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Zouxzoux said...

A nice accompaniment to the photo prompt.

Tumblewords: said...

How lovely this is!

booguloo said...

Like it!

Jen said...

I had a few illusionary wishes of my own on a beach not too long ago...this makes me a little sad.

Beautiful poem.

Celestial Dreamz said...

wow I am so impressed at your skill. well done.

girldaydreaming said...

your poetry inspires a feeling within, pondering all that happens between sunlit skies and shadows and moonlight... those soft quiet, in-between places, as nature does her work... very nice.

Aoife.Troxel said...

Lovely poem. It's pretty hard to weave in three themes, but you were able to focus on each one and still write an over-all impressive poem. :)

Thoughts Not Lost said...

Just beautiful! I really enjoyed this one!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautifully written, my friend. Thank you.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Lovely poem very nicely weaved.

Kavita said...

This is soooo true! When it comes to golden skies and looming shadows, it becomes tough to say if its the start of a new day, or the end of one..
It's all about perspective.. and I think you have conveyed this idea really beautifully in your poem here...
"Surfaces drip, illusionary wishes." -- loved this line!! Dreamy, and yet so realistic...