An Oar of Optimism – Weekly Photo Challenge (afloat) part 2

Weekly photo challenge – 2 (afloat)

IMG_4228-001

Over  waters

both tumultuous

and placid

Braving weathers

 calm and  tempestuous

Fatigue ridden

yet sanguine

I row my boat

called Life

With an

Oar of optimism

striving  to

 stay  afloat 

in this brimming

sea of humanity .

To check out my first entry into the weekly  photo challenge – Afloat please click HERE.

A Photo a Week Challenge : Saturation

https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/a-photo-a-week-challenge-saturation/

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF SATURATION :

Torch ginger lilly - saturated

Torch ginger lily – saturated

IMG_4496-001

De – saturated

IMG_4385

IMG_4385-001

IMG_4235

IMG_4235-001

Weekly photo challenge – Symmetry

Daily post weekly photo challenge – symmetry

Symmetry (noun): the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position; the quality of having symmetrical parts.

IN SYMMETRY WITH ITS OWN SHADOW ......

IN SYMMETRY WITH ITS OWN REFLECTION ……

The love story of a boat …

PHOTO CREDITS : https://trablogger.wordpress.com/

A lonely ark , sits by the edge of the stream

that shimmers , under the silver moon beam

 It sways to  the rhythm of the ripples soft

whispering sweet nothings , as it gently laughs

The majestic trees rustle in the breeze

urging the boat , the moment to seize

‘For this night shall not come again..

 Confess your love to the passing train’

The ark hesitates , just hems and haws

And then it speaks , after a pregnant pause

‘My friends I know , you mean well for me

But will the lofty train , stop to see ?’

‘The train is a beauty , I have adored her long

Her slender form , and her high pitched song

As I watch her meandering and gliding past

My heart begins to beat…ever so fast’

The trees weep as they hear his plight

Such pure love , needs to see daylight

‘Oh, you love her so , then do not let her go

Shout , scream,  wave or row !’

‘Oh I am just a   wobbly little boat’

so saying , he began to clear his throat ;

‘The train is exquisite, and deserves  far more

than a rickety , dreamy ark without an ore’

‘She travels far , to places unknown

while I have stayed on this stream ,all alone

She leads a life of thrill and adventure

But beyond this lake , I fear to venture’

‘Oh she is the moon and I am just a child

who wishes to own it , in my imaginations wild’

And I shall worship her till eternity

My first  love , she shall always be’

Just then the train came slithering by…

 puffing out smoke , as if to say goodbye

The little ark , beheld her , lovelorn

as she chugged past , her whistle blown…

‘All love stories do not end 

on a happy note , my dear friend’

said the boat to the  trees

who were still swaying with the breeze

(The above picture , which inspired this poetry , is shot by my friend and fellow blogger PHOTRABLOGGER .Please check his blog to provide your feedback on this picture and also for more pictures and travel stories . )

AIRWAYS AND WATERWAYS (Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge )

http://ceenphotography.com/cees-which-way-challenge/

IMG_1482
The ‘ferry’ way on the sea……….
IMG_1662
On a speed boat….
DSC00542
The way in the sky – through the clouds and the mountains
DSC00537
The view of roads and ways , from inside a plane …