Image Source: Ship Mary L. Cushing by William G. Yorke (via Wikimedia Commons)
This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration. For today’s prompt, we were given an image (the one above) to inspire our writing. I took one look at it and said – “Meh, I will skip this one”. Don’t get me wrong – I love boats (although one time when I decided to go whale watching in California I got seasick and the trip seemed to drag on forever). I absolutely love photographing boats – although we don’t see any where I live in the mountains. The picture just didn’t speak to me.
I decided to be a good blogging citizen and although I did not write for the prompt – I checked what others wrote. That was when I came across Philip Craddock’s poem – I was mesmerized. Now – I read a lot of poetry – I love it. He had this amazing idea to create a poem in two distinct voices. I think he did an amazing job – and suggest you stop by his blog to read it.
Haiku – where do I start? I hardly write haiku – I used to when I first started learning how to write. I definitely love a good haiku – but I am way too wordy for it (sorry, but it’s true). I decided to write this poem in response to Philip’s poem.
Wondrous water blue
Gentle waves crash on your shore
Lead me home to you.
Not expecting a standing ovation – as I said – I’m not much of a haiku writer but I couldn’t help myself.
© S. J. 2015