Thursday Doors 031518

In Rural Cemetery, Worcester, MA

– Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors – March 15, 2018. Photo ©2018 Leara Morris-Clark.


She Will Rise

She Will Rise

the most curious thing
was that she raised herself up

– This is my first attempt at Blackout Poetry. The page is from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll.

Her Ship

The sky beyond her window sill
is still
and trees deny the wind
their bend.

She waits again this morning,
feeling forlorn and

holds her
breath to steady her gaze
as she tries to see
through thickening haze.

With sight focused upon the horizon,
she wonders if the next wave will give rise
to the vessel she is sure to recognize.

She believes
the sea
will deliver

the day when
her ship comes in.

Cape Cod Morning by Edward Hopper. Oil on canvas, 1950.

– This is an Ekphrastic poem. It was inspired by Edward Hopper’s painting ‘Cape Cod Morning’.