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Sunday, March 18, 2012

For Real Toads: Shanyn on Sunday

This weekend's Sunday Challenge for the writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads features some beautiful photos by another prairie-dweller, Shanyn Salinski.
I thought about Shanyn's photos for several hours before choosing not one or two, but three, and that wasn't enough for me, so I added a fourth. It doesn't have its own poem, but I wanted it there as a warning.
I enjoyed this challenge so much, I'd do it again! I got to use some words I've never used in poetry before.



light reflecting
off the fence,
behind which
the forest
is so dense
the light
cannot penetrate
until the sun
is higher
in the sky.




Photos copyright Shanyn Salinski



sunflower—
sun,
flower,
sun.
warmth,
beauty,
and food
for birds.





Photos copyright Shanyn Salinski

don’t drive down here.
don’t come near:
the road will end
but, before it does,
it will be tough
and rough,
will make your tires
and transmission
work overtime,
and you’ll find
you just have to 
come back the same way,
anyway.


Beware: your vehicle might end up looking like this if you ignore the sign!

Photos copyright Shanyn Salinski

18 comments:

Joyful said...

Wonderful Kay. I like the photos and your words suit them all very well! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Would you believe we had hail yesterday and the forecast is snow and rain three times this week? It will probably be wet snow but still....usually we are gardening by now as you know. Hope your weather is warming. Hugs. xx

Fran said...

Your enthusiasm for your art comes through in your words. I particularly like the poems that you have fun with, like the no through sign and the warning, lol.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This was a fun response, Kay. The last line made me smile.

Cezar and Léia said...

Great first shot with the light carving its way through...
God bless you!
Cezar

Mary said...

Very clever way of using many of the pictures. The ending made me laugh outloud!

Zoe Francesca said...

Delightful, Kaye! I really loved the short but deft glimpse into each of the photos, contrasting yet woven into one.

Mystic_Mom said...

Kay - this is so cool that you used four photos, and the one as a warning at the end rocked! You created a set here that ties things together so well! You can write to my photos anytime you want! :-)

Marian said...

good morning, sunshine :)

Mama Zen said...

These are so clever!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love each one, especially the sunflower. Clever you, using all the photos!

Mary Mansfield said...

Great use of the photos with your poetry! They all blend together so seamlessly :) Very nicely done!

Fireblossom said...

Thanks for the warning, Kay! That vehicle looks like it needs more than a new set of spark plugs!

Shawna said...

"food for birds" ... Hmmm, nice metaphor for life.

"and you’ll find
you just have to
come back the same way,
anyway" ... Ah, the curse. Repetition.

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turtlememoir said...

I like that you poemed all the photos, well done, Kay!

Kenia Cris said...

I'm just glad I can't drive! I've been going places inside books, poems and friends' hearts like yours. <3

Kisses dear!

Laurie Kolp said...

Impressed that you used them all, Kay. I especially like the last two.

http://lkharris-kolp.blogspot.com/2012/03/haiku.html

forgetmenot said...

Interesting meme--I like what you have written. Mickie :)

Margaret said...

You picked up on the feeling in all of them... especially the last one. (some warning signs are worth heeding) ha