Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

October 2016

The assignment:

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 Images — including photographs and works of art — can also be starting points for stories, essays, poems, and personal musings. Use one of the images above as the creative spark for today’s post — use it as the setting for a poem, write about how it makes you feel, or describe a memory it conjures.

Anyone who knows me knows which photo I chose.

1,0000 Years 

Young growth forest of pecker poles, branches high and thin

Allows grass and seedlings to flourish

Yet no bird’s song I hear within

Still, I allow my eyes to graze

For movements of shadow otherwise hidden

But here grows neither thickets nor thorn

And every tree is in its place

A forest too uniform.

Oh take me back to the wilderness

Of ancient wood and surprises

To moments of awe

In abundant diversity

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Hidden within the rain forest. Photo by Lenee Cobb
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Forest full of surprises. Photo by Lenee Cobb
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