Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday April 20, 2011 NoPoWriMo Day #20

Image from the internet.

NoPoWriMo Day #20

Watermark of Dreams
Hold it to the light
Outline is crisp
The long narrow body
The flashing wings

She waits
Holds out her hand
The ritual begins
She dances
Dips and dives
Cross the stream
Stepping from
Stone to stone

Select the pencil
Graphite encased in wood
Well crafted tool
Black with gold lettering

It is a mistaken
Flight pattern dips
Behind the barn
Amends are made
Return to original plan

Feet sink into the ooze
Much to fear
Alligators wait
Mosquitos buzz
Snakes find refuge
Spanish daggers
Razor sharp

Resolve is tested
The trace of the watermark
Is tenderly impressed


Sherry Blue Sky said...

So lovely. "The trace of the watermark is tenderly impressed." I also love the artist's satisfaction in selecting just the right pencil.

Is that your sketch, Annell? It is incredibly beautiful.

Kim Nelson said...

Beautiful! I watched her fly and dip and soar. Fabulous imagery.

signed...bkm said...

What winged wonder you traced here in graphite ...can feel the flight the day and need to be remembered...just lovely Annell..bkm

SandyCarlson said...

Amends are made.

Beautiful poem. So good to be online today to rea this.

Brian Miller said...

great closing is...i love dragonflies too...