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
her

the day when
her ship comes in.

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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’.

Carry Me Home

Twilight casts its shadow
Upon the open door
Colors swirl on gentle breezes
Winter comes once more

Day shutters to its end
Last light crawls upon the shore
Where ships wait to take us home
When no spark remains,
We close the darkened door

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Sunset over the Golden Horn by Ivan Aivazovsky

– Written for dVerse Quadrille #19, prompt was “spark.” WC 44. Photo from Wikipedia.

One Photo Focus: September 2016

The first Friday of each month is designated ABFriday One Photo Focus (1PF), when all participants post-process the same image.

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Original Before Photo
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My interpretation After Post Processing in Photoshop CC

One Photo Focus: September. Highlighting the creative magic behind post-processed photos. Original ship photo by Stacy Fischer. Tornado photo from Wikipedia. Edited by Leara Morris-Clark ©2016. 

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects

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This ship was in port at San Diego, CA.
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The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Large Subjects. Photos ©2016 Leara Morris-Clark.

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