Idle Time

Bright Sunday beach play.
 Fishing boats sit in the sand.
   Work again Monday. 
 
     copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell
Beach, Praia, Cape-Verde. 2015
Beach. Praia, Cape-Verde. May 2015.

This is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Painted.

 

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Summer Day on the Wallkill River

 paddle dips serene

 rippling summer stillness, drifts

 bright lush liquid light

 clear reflecting emerald

 mirror joyful soul's delight
 ɯᴉɹɹoɹ ɾoʎɟnl sonl,s pǝlᴉƃɥʇ


copyright ©2015 Terry Boswell

This post is my response to Jennifer Nichole Well’s One Word Photo Challenge: Summer.

Equating summer with the color green, when I saw this photo challenge I immediately thought of a day my husband and I spent kayaking on the Wallkill River earlier this year in July. It wasn’t a blue-sky-sunny day, but the light was such that much of the foliage glowed an amazing green in contrast to the dark water.

Although there is a slow current, the surface of the river was often still and reflective, its mirror-like quality surreal. In certain places it seemed as if we were gliding through glass which rippled to liquid with each stroke of the paddle.

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(In case you’re wondering, I used upsidedowntext.com to flip the last line of my tanka above.)