Well this post came in as a last minute surprise. My wonderful cyber sis, Siv Marie @ Been There, Done That, convinced me to enter into this amazing poetry contest. Now I certainly don't consider myself a poet, but I do have a flair for description. So I decided to look into some of my old work to see if I could find something that might work.
Last April during Arlee Bird's INSANE A-Z challenge, I had posted Flash Fiction with a riddle or twist. I have to admit, some were rather good, or so I've been told. Anyway, as I ruffled through each one, talk about time consuming, I found one that seemed to fit. With a bit of tweaking and restructuring, I managed to squeak out an entry.
I have to say one thing about the challenge, it really got me to write. SO you should all consider signing up. Yes, it is tons of work and insane, but the rewards are many, too many to mention.
Lee and his chosen minions work harder than I have ever seen anyone work. And it's all for us. To get us to write. To get us to meet new bloggers. And most importantly, to get us involved. Thanks guys. YOU are the best.
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Now for the poem ... I would love to know what you think... I used me E post. (or a variation of)
as their fingers beckon to a mysterious stranger.
Crystals of sand skitter across the dunes
as the call of seabirds echo beyond the crashing waves.
A kaleidoscope of colors streak the vast blue sky
as wispy clouds lock together in a celestial dance.
Minute by minute, the sun sinks low into the horizon
as the distant waters inhale the blazing sphere with its final swallow.
Dusty colors blend into one
as each breath of the wind blows them out to sea.
For one brief moment the earth sighs, foreseeing the inevitable.
Composed by the heavens, pinpricks of light pop to a silent orchestra
as a crescent moon glows into a glorious crescendo,
piercing the black velvet sky.