Cracked Ice #writephoto

cracked-ice

Flight of Faith

When I was a child, I could fly
you and I hopped in dirt-road afternoons
faithful
and the dust-wind flung us over seas of wheat
scuffed shoes skimming the feathered awns
we whipped around the corners of the barn
in a home-sewn world of farm-hewn hands
our secret futures soared

In the veins of my hands
the blue brooks of time stream by
Somewhere on the way, I unlearned how to fly
and trod worn paths through autumn’s lea
snapped night’s brittle ice
shards of fractured faith
glinting in my wake

Today’s morning purls in plumrose
cast on a withering season’s stark debris
spangled with winter’s gilded rime
a new path of violet ice wends to the horizon
fragile, fissured, a wish yet unbroken
my secret future soars
faithful
and I wonder if I might fly
one last time

 

This attempt at poetry was in response to Sue Vincent’s weekly photo prompt. Check out other submissions on The Daily Echo and maybe try the next one! Thank you, Sue. ❤

142 thoughts on “Cracked Ice #writephoto

  1. SinDollar says:

    Very vivid dream!! I love the way you put this into words. You have a gift for writing beautiful poems and I look forward to reading more in the future. Winter is my favorite season so I can connect to the desire you express through your words. If you have time stop by and leave some feedback http://www.sindollar.com

    Liked by 1 person

  2. A fantastic response to the prompt, Diana. 🙂 — Suzanne

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Eugenia says:

    Lovely poem – one that you want to get lost in and feel it.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. As Wordsworth found – and now you – ‘then and now’ are a potent combination …

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Your words painted as gorgeous a picture as the image Diana! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Tina Frisco says:

    You might fly forever, Diana! May we never clip our wings – not one of us ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Antonia says:

    Just lovely Diana!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Wonderful poem, Diana! Very wistful, and full of memories. Love the pic as well! Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. memadtwo says:

    There’s a wonderful wistfulness to this. (K)

    Liked by 1 person

  10. This is lovely Diana. Hugd hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. This write-up echoed like my own past to me 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. I really loved this. I tweeted it @bakeandwrite. Please keep posting your poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Reblogged this on L.T. Garvin and commented:
    If you are not familiar with the talented D. Wallace Peach, then I invite you to visit her at Myths of the Mirror.com where you can read some extraordinary writing.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Wow. I remember the feeling of flying (of course from dreams) and that feeling / experience has never left me. Still wish I could fly. 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • That’s exactly what I was going for – those flying dreams! They were so REAL, Tess. And the feeling of the wind never left. I haven’t had one in almost 30 years. Oh, to do that again. 😀 😀 Thanks so much for totally getting it!

      Like

  15. ellenbest24 says:

    A stunning response to the prompt. Beautiful.😇

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Sue Vincent says:

    This is really beautiful, Diana. You really should write poetry more often 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Widdershins says:

    and then we learn all over again the things we unlearned … lovely piece. 😀

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Annika Perry says:

    Diana, wow! 😀😀 You are seriously skilled at writing poetry and I’ve read this many times, immersing myself in the language, reading it aloud, the writing is a pure delight. Every line a virtuosity in itself but this is one example:
    ‘and trod worn paths through autumn’s lea
    snapped night’s brittle ice
    shards of fractured faith
    glinting in my wake’

    Here’s to flying one last time…the child of innocence within us running free once more.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Oh Diana, this poem is just gorgeous. It really speaks to me, as I have been writing lately about relationships I had as a child with various people, family, etc., that I no longer see or hear from. I spent a lot of time growing up on my grandparent’s farm…brought tears to my eyes…I loved it!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. dgkaye says:

    Exquisite prose Diana. I savored every word, but what really touched me was “somewhere along the way, I unlearned how to fly”. Stunning! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  21. Bernadette says:

    I will never look at my hands the same way again. Very thoughtful

    Liked by 2 people

  22. This is a gorgeous piece of poetry! The line that really caught me was “Somewhere on the way, I unlearned how to fly…” Did you get any snow today? We got about 3 or 4 inches. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Maverick ~ says:

    Beautifully done.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Steven Baird says:

    It’s gorgeous, Diana. Very much. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Ocean Bream says:

    This was so beautiful and sad at the same time. I had to reread it because it played like a little film in my head. I love your word choice, so vivid, I felt transported 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Heartafire says:

    This is so amazing Diana, I love this. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  27. C.E.Robinson says:

    Oh my, what the passage of time does to our dreams! Happy, carefree start though! Sad end! Nicely done. You can write poetry! 💛 Christine

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    Poetry from Myths of the Mirror.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Beautifully written. Like listening to music.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Val Boyko says:

    Love the imagery and the rolling words in my mouth Diana 💛

    Liked by 2 people

  31. quotesandmore (Chitra) says:

    its so beautiful… your words are alive, nothing is left to imagination

    Liked by 2 people

  32. Absolutely wonderful scene created with your beautiful poetry.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. I love the feeling I got reading your poem, like I was a child again.

    Liked by 2 people

  34. This. ❤
    The flow of time, "reality", growing up… And the imagery is gorgeous. I LOVE this one.

    Liked by 2 people

  35. Wow, and this is only an attempt at poetry? Diana, you can write poetry! 🙂 I love, “…a new path of violet ice…” Well, done.

    Liked by 2 people

  36. That’s beautiful Diana, I could see myself running as a child.

    Liked by 2 people

  37. This was great. The pain of regret and the hope that one might still be able to fly again. The imagery can carry one away – in flight. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  38. Meg Sorick says:

    Beautiful! Nostalgic and so visual, nicely done. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  39. Steph McCoy says:

    I love this Diana! So much energy and imagination in the beginning it’s almost magical. Nothing is impossible. Though the end is bittersweet, because with age comes changes, there is still a glimmer of childhood wistfulness embedded deep within us. Well done.

    Liked by 3 people

  40. So beautiful Diana! Love the images that you create

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Frank says:

    Wonderful imagery.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. Reblogged this on Richard M. Ankers and commented:
    Diana’s writing is always wonderful. This proves her poetry is never anything less, too.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. Nicely done, Diana. I love your take on the photo. 💘

    Liked by 2 people

  44. balroop2013 says:

    Wow! This is a perfect flight Diana and I could soar with your words of delight, which possess the potential to inspire. I would love to hang out with you at that splendid horizon of merging hues. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  45. Morgan says:

    Gorgeous Creation from the lovely prompt 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  46. Purpleanais says:

    This is lovely, Diana. Your modesty does you honour, but it’s much more than “an attempt” at poetry 🙂
    Wonderfully nostalgic 💜

    Liked by 2 people

Comments are warmly welcomed. Don't be shy .

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s