in picture & in word
July 21, 2010
For the past week I have been noticing this sailboat that recently made its appearance on the lake. But only today was I quick enough with my camera to capture its lovely stillness in the morning light.
Once I had done so, and considered the result, it seemed rather fitting that I would have this today, on a Poetry Wednesday. For the image seemed to be, in itself, a poem . . . a perfect word picture, if I’ve ever seen one.
That said, I will go ahead and share a poem of the wordy variety as well, a rondeau that fits the photo’s theme I think, even if it is not yet Autumn :-)
A Rowing Rondeau
In front of me two boats I see,
Kayakers paddling merrily.
Near these two, three, in a canoe,
Row, row their boat, to catch the two,
So all can like a dream-life be.
Me, I observe it all closely,
Thinking of how time slips past me.
For soon Fall’s chill will cause to “shoo,”
These boats I see, in front of me.
Yet I envision this not sadly,
But with a certain Autumn glee.
For how could one grow glum and blue
When all’s awash with brilliant hue?
With Nature shining vibrantly,
I sure won’t miss these boats I see!