“And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.”
This quote, which I believe can be attributed to Confucius, is the first of three which I’ll be posting in response to the Three Quotes Challenge. Gabriele, who authors Flights of Fancy, invited me to participate in this challenge. I’m very happy to finally be responding, if perhaps not exactly by “the rules.”
Gabriele, a fellow dog lover, was one of the very first people who I “met” when I began blogging on WordPress in September of 2014. She has regularly encouraged my photography and writing efforts with likes and comments. She even noticed when I hadn’t had the time to blog for several months and sent me a lovely “hope-you’re-O.K.” note during my absence. I was so touched that someone had missed me! Thank you Gabriele for that gesture! You probably don’t realize, but it meant a lot to me and I’m most grateful!
Please check out Gabriele’s conversational blog, Flights of Fancy, which features her science fiction and fantasy writing.
Thank you Gabriele for thinking of me for the Three Quotes Challenge! 🙂
Both photos address the theme of scale and bigness.
The second photo also addresses the theme, “The Natural World.” I chose it for this theme because of its panoramic feel and directional elements. I think the tracks in the snow cup the large cloud above, completing the circle that’s created by the smaller clouds radiating outward.
It was serendipitous that these two themes followed each other and I happened to be a little late responding to the first! 🙂
The poetry prompt for day three of Writing 201 is “Trust.”
The form is “Acrostic.”
The device is “Internal Rhyme.”
trusting day will follow night
right when things are darkest,
under any circumstances, no matter fear or plight,
sight seeking optimism, spirit
turned toward ever-present light.
When I wrote this poem I did, of course, purposely begin each line so that the first letters of each would vertically spell the word “trust,” but I hadn’t intended for each line to end with a “t.” I noticed this after I had finished writing. It somehow seems fitting that a poem about trust evolved with such consistency since trust is elicited by consistency.
As an aside… I used the code below, in the text editor of my post, to make the first letters of each line larger and bold…
<span style=”font-size: X-LARGE; line-height: 1.4;”><strong>my letter choice</strong></span>the rest of my text.
To make the last letter of each line bold, I simply highlighted the letter and used the bold option in the visual editor.