April is drawing to a close and I’ve been faithfully attempting the daily NaPoWriMo Poetry challenge.
The challenge prompt for the 27th day is to write a poem based off of a photograph.
I chose a photo posted to my Face Book page and taken by a friend. It is a picture of a country road in Antigua. I saw the photo and it spoke to my spirit. 🙂
There is nothing like a lovely stroll
down a quiet country road.
The dappled light creating dancing shadows:
adding a bit of whimsy to your journey.
The quiet beauty of country lanes
is sometimes overlooked in the harried pace
of the five ‘o clock traveler.
For me, there’s nothing like the subdued crunch
of fallen leaves made moist by the earth
and the sound of bird song warbled and curious at my presence.
Trees on either side of the dusty road
lean over and up stretching their limbs like outstretched arms
with fingertips gently meeting.
They provide me with a canopy
saluting my progress like the glinting swords
of a marine wedding march.
there’s nothing like a lovely stroll down a quiet
(Copyright 2014 chattinatti)