waiting

Horizon

Photo Credit: Leena Hannonen

Photo Credit: Leena Hannonen

 

HORIZON

Enveloped
in uncertainty,
wrapped in blues,

 I
wait and
squint my eyes

to
see what’s
on my horizon.

2014-08-20
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 66 ~ Blue. 

 

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

Waiting On A Woman

WAITING ON A WOMAN

“I’m almost
done…
I’ll be right there,”

she proclaimed,
as
she washed her hair.

He waited
for
her, patiently,

for what seemed
an
eternity.

An hour passed,
she
was done at last.

“See? I can
get
ready SO fast!”

Whether a
fib
or if she’s slow?

It’s a good
thing
he loves her, so.

2014-06-05
P. Wanken 

Written for Creative Bloomings Prompt #157: Bold Face Lie. As further inspiration, I also used the title of a song sung by Brad Paisley as the title of this poem.

Awaiting Spring

 

fisherman by lake

Photo Credit: Keith R. Good (see Photos by Keith Good on Facebook)

 

AWAITING SPRING

Faith, frozen.
Hope lies dormant.
Love, unseen.
One day at a time,
awaiting the promise
of Spring.

2013-01-13
P. Wanken

 

 

 

Inspired by Poetic Bloomings #90: Ekphrastic Poetry 2013 – Photo Prompt #1; and posted for Day #71 for the “100 Days of Fall/Winter 2012” challenge.

Hunter’s Moon (a haibun)

Hunter's Moon

Hunter’s Moon (photo credit By poolski)

HUNTER’S MOON

I sit quietly in the waning hours of sunset. My patient nature works to my advantage on such nights as this. My thoughts wander to my wife and children, doing their part in preparing for winter, storing up the last of our harvest. I anticipate how next year will be different when my son will accompany me on this hunt—the oldest in my quiver, with his own bow and quiver. The slight crunch of leaves returns my attention to the clearing in front of me and my sight is set—on both the future and the present—as I draw my arrow across the bow.

preparing
for changing seasons ~
the moon rises

2012-11-02
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by Poetic Asides PAD (poem-a-day) Chapbook Challenge, Prompt #2: Full Moon.