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#writephoto regulars ~ Meet Ken Gierke

I asked the writephoto challenge regulars if they would like to come over and introduce themselves. Today we meet Ken Gierke from rivrvlogr. Without those of you who write and read the pieces inspired by the weekly photos, the writephoto … Continue reading

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To blossom again ~ Reena Saxena  #writephoto

The chill in the air is symbolic of the underlying fear. The horizon will turn dark earlier than usual. The Sun may become a rare visitor. Who will uphold the truth? The starkness of branches is a reassurance. It represents … Continue reading

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Memorial lost ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Whose life, so memorialized, and then so forgotten? A moss-covered cross upon a lichen-stained pedestal, erected in a clearing of ancient oaks. The overcast sky piering between spindley branches says nothing. The thinning grass utters not a word. Who could … Continue reading

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Walking the Path ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Where are you leading me? The mist rolls in. The cold and rain accompanying it envelop me like a fisherman’s expertly cast net. The ascent continues. To where, I don’t know. Only that your whisper, “follow me,” drives me onward. … Continue reading

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Mindset ~ Reena Saxena #writephoto

There are days when the white clouds look like flocks of birds, which will descend to destroy the flowers. Their menacing shapes symbolize evil, out to destroy happiness. I desperately want to spread a net on the flowers, or cover … Continue reading

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Pathway: A #writephoto #haibun ~ Frank J. Tassone

It’s like any other walk through the woods. Light from a westward sun attempts to breach the canopy. It succeeds only in scattering illumination and shadow on the dirt path under our feet. The full fragrance of forest envelops us: … Continue reading

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Triune Journeys~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

It could be a path between fields in the backcountry of Portugal’s Trans os Montes. Or a trail across the frontier between Mexico and the American Southwest. Or a dirt road in a high, dry summer somewhere in mountains lying … Continue reading

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End of the Day – Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

I can sip my burgundy and gaze at the last sunset. Let the impending thunderclouds gather. Let their first rumbles chill the hearts of others. I laugh from my lawn chair, enjoying the show as I savor every oak overtone … Continue reading

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Movement – Reena Saxena #writephoto

Being rooted is wonderful. It gives a sense of belonging. Being strongly rooted is claustrophobic. It obstructs movement. The weight of my ingrained beliefs and thinking models do not help much. The vegetation around me is immobile too, except that … Continue reading

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The Untold Tale of a Staircase – Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Who would descend such a staircase? A Quincenara introduced to high society? A bride approaching her groom? Or an matronly host of an elite inn catering only to the jet-setting crowd? Morning light bathes the steps through east-facing windows, and … Continue reading

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