Classic 55

joan eagle2Photo by Joan Filla

Hiking
Brady’s Bluff today
steep steps mark the way
others have gone before me.
It is timeless 
yet new
 
This spring greening
is like the first day
in Elysium,
the breeze
straight from the mouth of Zeus
 
I swear the eagle
flying slow, sad circles
overhead
is Daedalus
looking for his boy

Here is a 55+ for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads for Day three of National Poetry Month, where some hearty souls are writing 30 poems in 30 days. Today we were asked to write 55 words, with the plus being a classical theme.  The picture was taken today by my talented sister-in-law,Joan Filla, during our hike.

Flora Christo

bud
Photo by Mary Bach

Leaf, stem, branch
everyday resurrection

 

Happy Easter! Or whatever spring holiday you celebrate around this time.  And if you don’t celebrate any you should, because just look around – you are surrounded by miracles with every bud and blade of grass. Yes, I live in the northern hemisphere, and yes, it’s been a long winter.  And yes, there is still some snow on the ground here (the picture above was taken last year)  but we made it.