Depths Of Blue

Photo Credit: Minna Tikka-Lapveteläinen

Photo Credit: Minna Tikka-Lapveteläinen


the first
glimpse of blue
he’s completely drawn in.
He is captivated and mesmerized;
and although fully entertained by the
sparkle, he’s also intrigued by the many
shades of blue.  Layer after layer, he seeks
greater understanding of the depths of blue and finds
there’s more beneath the sparkle than what meets the eye.

P. Wanken


Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 94 ~ water/blue. 


Author’s Note:
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Minna Tikka-Lapveteläinen, for letting me use this photo in my post.

A Journey’s Reflection


There have been days on this journey that I would have liked to skip — days that were very difficult. Days that inflicted great pain—not always physically, but the pain that comes with deep emotional wounds. However, the same journey that has brought such pain has also been interwoven with great joys. And it is the combination of the two that have shaped me into the person I am today. Someone with deep faith, strong loyalties, persistent courage, and a passionate and compassionate loving soul. I would not change a thing.

inflictions and joys ~
both, in combination, seen
in my reflection

P. Wanken


Written for Poetic Asides April 2014 Poem-A-Day Challenge DAY 7: Self Portrait 

On The Write Path



Once I started writing poetry, every path I have walked, every star gazed upon, and every song listened to has been an adventure in discovery. I have gone places, seen things, and echoed sounds with my words as I had never done before. From the first day I was encouraged to go on this adventure, I have journeyed as someone healed from being lame, blind, and deaf.

broken bodies
can be given new life
with the right words

P. Wanken


Written for Poetic Bloomings #116: I’ve Heard That Song Before