WELCOME TO TODAY’S BLOG. I AM GLAD YOU ARE HERE. The month of February is all about LOVE. In the week’s ahead, each blog will be about love: of self, others, heart health, care partners, and God’s love.
Each week Suzanne Burke offers a photo prompt from which anyone is invited to write a short story, poem, or one-liner. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun. Let your creativity juices flow!
As soon as I saw this photo, my eyes were drawn to the image between the man and woman. To me, it was God’s spirit.
When I met my husband, I felt God’s arms drawing us closer together. When I looked into his eyes, I knew he was someone very special. When I passed by him and touched his shoulder, there was an incredible energy that went through me. We are one and know God is always present.
It is my pleasure and honor to participate in another flash fiction challenge based on the photo prompt. Award-winning author, Suzanne Burke, has provided these challenges every week. Everyone is invited to write a short story, poem, or a one-liner.
Here is the photo prompt for this week:
And here is my Tanka poem based on the above:
There is a wonderful poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, titled “The Sands of Time.” It is a poem that left a large impact on me when I was in high school. Its influence is obviously still with me.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I welcome your comments.
Award-winning author, Suzanne Burke, has presented a photo prompt for which everyone is invited to write a short story, poem, or one-liner. Join the fun and time of creativity.
This week’s photo prompt brought several ideas to mind, but I chose a poem in Tanka form. This is a Japanese style that consists of 31 syllables, divided in 5-7-5-7-7 format.
THE EMPTY SADDLETHE BREAKING OF DAWN
OF YELLOW, GOLD, AND PURPLE
PAINTED BY GOD’S HANDS
SYMBOLIZED NEW BEGINNINGS
AFTER A STORMY, SAD NIGHT.THE EMPTY SADDLE
WHERE SHE ONCE RODE HER HORSE, BABE
WITH ME BY HER SIDE
IS NOW SLOWLY LED HOMEWARD
WITHOUT THE LOVE OF MY LIFE.
I STAYED BY HER SIDE
I HELD HER COOL AND FRAIL HAND,
I KISSED HER SWEET LIPS
THEN SAID GOODBYE TO MY LOVE
ALWAYS TO LIFE IN MY HEART.
WITH EACH NEW SUNRISE
I GAZE UPWARD, SIGH, AND PRAY
FOR STRENGTH AND COURAGE
TO LIVE EACH DAY WITHOUT HER
‘TIL MY SADDLE IS EMPTY.
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I enjoyed writing this poem inspired by the beautiful photo prompt. Your comments are welcomeand appreciated.
Join in, have fun, and let the creative muse loose @pursoot. My thanks to Suzanne Burke for this week’s photo prompt challenge.
A FATHER AND SON
I HOLD YOU WITH LOVE MY HEART REJOICES YOU ARE A MIRACLE.
WE SLEEP TOGETHER IN A SILENT RHYTHM OF BREATHES YOU ARE A BLESSING
GOD’S LOVE EMBRACES US ALWAYS WITH US YOU ARE A GIFT
YOUR SWEET SPIRIT CALMS MY BEATING HEART YOU ARE SPECIAL
THIS TREASURED MOMENT IS ONE OF MANY TO COME YOU ARE MY SON
I welcome your feedback and comments about my poem and what this photo means to you. I encourage you to go to Suzanne Burke’s website https://sooozburkeauthor.wordpress.com/, follow her, and take the challenge with any future “Fiction in a Flash”.