Hope Spilling From The Horizon – #Double Etheree #Ekphrastic #Photo Prompt

Hope Spilling From The Horizon

Bare 
I stood
Held captive
Going nowhere
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?
My outstretched
Arms choose
Faith.

© 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,
Heather

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

Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

6 thoughts on “Hope Spilling From The Horizon – #Double Etheree #Ekphrastic #Photo Prompt

  1. Hope and optimism are good things to have – especially with all the warnings saying we aren’t doing as well as we should. If each of us just took to helping one other person…

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