Friday, August 16, 2013

Friday Flash 55 — Perseids

Photo by Micah Holtgraves


The last time I saw a sky
sharing billions of stars in
the symphony of stardust
in concert with chaotic
perfection, I was
a solo tree.

That night, meteors tempted
my rootedness --
the earth around me
listened as I leaned
toward the diminuendo of
a dying one,
wishing I could soar,
to save it.


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

rosaria williams said...

Most timely!

Brian Miller said...

dang. this is really good...that first stanza is just it...and then where you go in the second....very cool...

D. Luthor said...

I was just reading a Willy Wonka book... and in it, those meteors aren't chunks of rock, but invading Vermicious Knids.

Nara Malone said...

So beautiful, and lonely to be a solo tree.

G-Man said...

Standing guard of Mother Earth against Alien Invaders!!!
Loved your Night Sky 55 Lydia
Of course I love everything you write...:-)
Thanks for playing that witty beautiful stuff that goes thru your head, have a Kick Ass Week-End

Lydia said...

Rosaria~ I bet you saw much more of the Perseids at your secluded beach than we did here in the valley. The image is by my nephew who was on vacation in Colorado during the Perseids!

Brian~ I'm like a little kid when I get a compliment like this from you, guru. Many thanks.

D. Luthor~ Interesting bit of trivia there. I honestly did not know there were Willy Wonka books!

Nara~ Thanks, and that tree really spoke to me too. (p.s. I love the title of your new book; hot!)

G-Man~ I thought you were on vacation and not checking in with us until Sunday! You must have found a connection, and I am not complaining as I loved your comment.

Rose LeMort said...

Beautiful poetry and beautiful picture to go with it.

Rob-bear said...

The ideal
(or un-ideal)
time for
star-crossed lovers,
having stars
showered upon them,
or a singular tree
wanting to save
at least one
the showering
Perseids.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
desert.epiphanies@sasktel.net
Bears Noting
Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

Fireblossom said...

Oh goodness...that ending got me.

Margaret said...

One of the most beautiful 55's I've ever read... and the photo is magnificent!

Lydia said...

Rose LeMort~ Thank you for your visit and lovely comment.

Rob-bear~ Oh, that is beautiful, Bear! One of my favorites of yours left here. Many thanks, many.

Fireblossom~ Oh goodness, thanks!

Margaret~ I hope my nephew sees this, as he is the photographer and his work was my inspiration. Thank you for your wonderful comment that made my day!

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