Autumn Path: Image Poem offering
Happy Poetry Friday! Autumn has fallen over the ridge. My poem this week is inspired by an autumn path I stumbled across here on the ridge. I hope you enjoy it and that you'll stop by Jane's spot www.raincitylibrarian.ca/ for more poetry offerings!
I am all for taking the road less traveled, and I'm never disappointed. One early fall evening, I came upon this sunlit path. It made me stop right in my tracks. The image of the path with draping goldenrod and the friendly forest trees, evoked a calming sensation within my writer's soul. I was instantly inspired to write a poem based on this visual image. I hope to share this poem with one of our Poetry Friday friends, Carol Varsalona. She has graciously invited poets to contribute a digital poem offering to her Autumn Ablaze Gallery. Be sure to check out many more image poems there!
Invitation to Write:
Try taking a path you have never followed before. Your path might be real or imagined. Whatever notion comes to mind, follow it. May its images and words inspire you to write.
11/16/2017 09:05:52 pm
"A web of night is spun"
11/16/2017 09:22:28 pm
Beautiful and mysterious closing to this rich fall poem, and image Kiesha,
11/17/2017 03:19:54 am
Oh, goodness....I want to walk that path. Alas, I will have to find my own in my own neighborhood. What a delightful find for you and for us. Thank you, Keisha. Lovely words to start my day.
11/17/2017 05:42:54 am
Gorgeous picture and poem, Kiesha. It must have been exhilarating to find that path, then write. I love "prickle the path". Keep wandering! And Happy Thanksgiving!
11/17/2017 06:00:59 am
Beautiful photo and poem! I can see why it stilled your poet's heart. My heart sang at "prickle the path."
11/17/2017 07:23:26 am
I'm so glad to see beautyberry mentioned in your poem, Kiesha! My neighbors have this shrub in their yard. The purple berries are so striking that I had to look up the name of the plant.
4/10/2018 04:14:26 pm
Your poem affected life?! Yes, you can share your lovely poem and its great "after story" with the world... Submit now on LifePoemsProject.com
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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