Poems inspired by snapshots of nature by Penny Wilkes
If I’m hiding
search for me
in a spider’s dream
or the web of twilight.
You might find me
in shadows gone…
a ladybug on a lemony
sway of eucalpytus.
Consider me in
the moon’s crackle
above the pines.
I’m there just before
with the promise
of what we
need the most.
Scenes tickle, rumble, roar
across the mind’s landscape,
While bird song soothes the breeze.
Solitary shadows sparked scrambles in
scenes of friendships’ foundations,
Collages mesh with fierce echoes.
Rose scents and tangerine recalled
times of immediacy where sunset
bore a backdrop for fireworks.
A box filled with toys enticed,
while eyes explored a roadway
winding into kinship sharing.
Magnolia branches climbed to the clouds,
brought bark stings against a knee,
marked how frustration does not delay.
Heart shapes amble and circle
across the page, as fingers clutch
a fountain pen in a cupped hand.
Beyond life’s aches and ashes
a smile uplifts to reveal mountain
moments do not relent to time.
Penny Wilkes served as a science editor, travel and nature writer and columnist. Along with short stories, her features on humour and animal behavior have appeared in a variety of publications. She has published an anthology of short stories, Seven Smooth Stones. Her poetry collections include:Whispers from the Land, In Spite of War, and Flying Lessons. She publishes a daily blog onThe Write Life:http://penjaminswriteway.blogspot.com/.
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