Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Flash 55 — Freeze frame

The last day of summer. by Peter Gnas

Splashes made by four and a dog —

Shining strands of flying orange

Mid-air drops of warm sun water

Soft white froth caressing brown skin —

Moment frozen in summer Time.

The place and space, a tail, each face —

Feeling a calling horizon

Unknowable in wondrous Now

Unbidden by those watching Then —

Sweet memory in sight flashes.

Written for Friday Flash 55 - My post in exactly 55 words - for the G-Man.



hope said...

Ah, memories! And you chose just the right words to make a photo come to life.

kj said...

Unknowable in wondrous Now

Unbidden by those watching Then

oh my gosh, lydia! what lyricism! and cosmic wisdom too!


G-Man said...

A Perfect Image preserved forever!
You sure Rocked this one out AGAIN!
Loved your 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for always giving us a World Class contribution, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Wow...what an amazing 55!
You are indeed such a prolific poet! Bravo!

Mine is here

hedgewitch said...

Makes me remember...a beautiful capture, Lydia.

mythopolis said...

Not everything needs to be the most wonderful moment in the world. The ocean doesn't care about us at all. I love it for that reason.

Rob-bear said...

Frozen in time —
the last jump
of summer's

to be reviewed
on a morning
frozen a different

Brian Miller said...

smiles...def some good times...summer is ending this weekend for us...back to school come monday....better get it in while we can...

PattiKen said...

So much captured in a slit second, enough to last until next year.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

the image and the pome could almost have been made for one another

Made me think of Enid Blyton's series of books - The Famous Five (four kids and a dog defeating pirates and scoundrels in early 20th century Britain)

Lydia said...

hope~ It's nice to have such memories...especially since summer seems to go by faster each year.

kj~ Your comment nearly made me blush. :)

G-Man~ Many thanks for you encouraging comment. I'm so glad you are well and back hosting FF55.

Shakira~ Thanks; having all these wonderful writing prompts makes us all prolific writers! Have a great weekend.

hedgewitch~ Every kid needs a summer lake to remember. Thanks much.

mythopolis~ Interesting concept of the ocean!

Rob-bear~ Loved your poem comment. Thank you so much!

Brian~ I think it is sad that your kids start school in August. I really think it should be held off until after Labor Day so kids have a fuller summer vacation. But I know that you and your wife gave your boys a wonderful summer.

PattiKen~ Enough to last until next year....let's hope so.

Pixies~ Thanks. When I saw that image it just shouted "55" at me. :) I am not familiar with the Blyton series and wish I'd have read them when I was a kid. Sounds like a great plot line!

rosaria williams said...

A beautiful depiction, in words and picture.

Lydia said...

rosaria~ Thank you. :)

Amber Lee said...

This is so lovely. My best memories are often snapshots of lovely little moments like this.

Fireblossom said...

Miss you over at my place, girl. :-(

Lydia said...

Amber Lee~ Thanks. Some of mine are that too.

Fireblossom~ I apologize all over the place. Have been very remiss in visiting blogs, and caught up on some Sunday afternoon....but am heading your way now. :)
I am touched that you missed me!

Kathe W. said...

what a gorgeous photo- and your words are pefect for this image!

Lydia said...

Kathe~ Oh, thank you. I thought the photo was great, too. :)



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