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Seaside Memorium

Maui (Photo Credit: Jill Razer Mustoffa)

Maui (Photo Credit: Jill Razer Mustoffa)

 

SEASIDE MEMORIUM
(a shadorma)

Her journey
ended on the way
to the sea.
In respect,
I stop to reflect upon
my own destiny.

2014-07-08
P. Wanken 

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 24 ~ Water.

 

Author’s Note: 
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Jill Razer Mustoffa, for letting me use her photo in my post. To see more of her work, click on the picture to visit her website.

Scalea’s Summer Nights

Scalea, Italy (Photo Credit: Aini Tolonen)

Scalea, Italy (Photo Credit: Aini Tolonen)

 

SCALEA’S SUMMER NIGHTS
(a shadorma)

Seaside days
melt into evenings
as the sun
melts into
the sea. In soft solitude,
she joins me in sleep.

2014-07-07
P. Wanken 

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 23 ~ Sky.

 

Author’s Note: 
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Aini Tolonen, for letting me use this photo in my post. To see more of her work, click on the picture.

Rest Assured

 


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hammock
held by palms
on either end

lifted spirits while
lightening the load
of life’s burdens;

endless sight
of blue
filled my eyes,

scent of salt air
and plumeria
lingered as

fingers skimmed
water’s surface
and the gentle sway

fell still;
each heap of
worry was

replaced
with flecks
of sand and sun

2012-11-27
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl’s Prompt #84: still, scent, sight, fell, fleck, sway, load, heap, skimmed, held, end, and fill; and posted on Day #24 for the “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2012” challenge.

Painting My World

“Seaside” by P. Wanken

PAINTING MY WORLD
(a shadorma)

now is not
the time for cities;
I’d rather
be headed
for a quiet seaside shore
to soak in summer

2012-06-26
P. Wanken



Inspired by margo’s Tuesday Tryouts post, encouraging us to use an image as the jumpstart to a poem about summer. For the image, I’ve chosen a painting done for a class recently (coincidentally enough, a class that I attended WITH margo).