Hope Spilling From The Horizon
Fast in the scorched sand
Of this desolate land.
Nowhere, until I opened
My eyes, did I see the first rays
Of hope spilling from the horizon
Reaching for me. Warming my weak, fruitless
Arms. Shedding light over what was once dark.
Revealing beauty once hidden from me,
Should I choose to have faith, believe.
I’m faced with a decision.
Reach to the light freeing
My soul? Retreat to
Darkness once more?
© Heather ~ Home Study From The Grateful Heart All Rights Reserved 2021
This week’s challenge at Word Craft’s Tanka Tuesday is to write an ekphrastic poem inspired by the featured image. Anita Dawes from last month’s challenge has provided this beautiful image for this month’s challenge. The Image is by mollyroselee from Pixabay.
I first wrote a Tanka poem for this image. However, I felt like there was too much left unsaid. Therefore, I decided to give the Etheree a try. I hope you enjoyed it.
Stacked/Double Etheree – consists of twenty lines with a syllable count of 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10, 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 syllables per line, which looks like two triangles joined together in the center.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day is filled with of rays of hope.
With a grateful heart,
If interested, here is another shaped poem I wrote using the idea of the double etheree, but I took some liberties to change it up a little, Why Does The Caged Bird Sing