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Alone In A Crowd

ALONE IN A CROWD

The family “summer vacations” are planned. Money laid away. And children are counting the days until they hit their favorite vacation spots. I will see some go to the beach to play in sand and surf; others, to the Happiest Place on earth. Photos will be taken…many of which I will offer to take so dad or mom is not left out. Souvenirs purchased. Memories will be made, and each family will go their own way at the end of the day. Together. And I will return to my home. Alone.

sightseeing
is sometimes obstructed
by my own views

2016-07-12
P. Wanken

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Shared at Poetic Bloomings: AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #4: AND I QUOTE SUMMER

The Girls

"The Girls" (Photo Credit: Tamara Folven Andersen)

“The Girls” (Photo Credit: Tamara Folven Andersen)

THE GIRLS

Summer,
a time
when families gather.

Sun
may set,
memories never fade.

I’ll
see you
again next year.

2014-08-16
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 63 ~ Orange / Event or Gathering.

 

Author’s Note: 

Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Tamara Folven Andersen, for letting me use this photo in my post. To see more of her work, click on the photo.

Then And Now

Photo Credit: Kati Kata-Pultti Kuusniemi

Photo Credit: Kati Kata-Pultti Kuusniemi

THEN AND NOW

The beauty of
days long
gone.

Reflected
in the
shine of today.

2014-08-15
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 62 ~ Architecture / Shiny. Also posted to Creative Bloomings Inform Poet Prompt: Hay(Na)Ku.

 

Author’s Note: 

Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Kati Kata-Pultti Kuusniemi, for letting me use this photo in my post.

The Bride Wore White

Photo Credit: Marika Maru Sinervo

Photo Credit: Marika Maru Sinervo

She
was the
center of attention.

Everyone around her
became a
blur.

2014-08-13
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 60 ~ White. Also posted to Creative Bloomings Inform Poet Prompt: Hay(Na)Ku.

 

Author’s Note: 

Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Marika Maru Sinervo, for letting me use this photo in my post.

Peak Perspectives

Photo Credit: Pia Riihimäki

North Italy (Photo Credit: Pia Riihimäki)

 

mountain
tops and valleys…
I can’t really know one
without experiencing the
other.

2014-07-23
P. Wanken

 

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 39 ~ Green.

 

Author’s Note: 
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Pia Riihimäki, for letting me use her photo in my post.