Day Four: A Story in a Single Image

October 2016

The assignment:


 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

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

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