A couple of days ago, one of our team members posted an invitation to write a “waterfall” poem on our SDAWPoetry padlet. And then I read a piece written by a fellow blogger, Margaret Simon, about writing a poem using only one syllable words. Somehow those two different approaches merged in my brain as I thought about the many, many walks I have taken around my neighborhood. I thought about how those walks do not flow. I thought about the staccato steps taken over and over again. For my eyes and brain, it is like watching an endless loop with the same view repeated over and over again.
So I tried to capture my walks in a single syllable waterfall poem…the waterfall, I fear, has slowed to a trickle…dripping over the edge, syllable by syllable.
of the next
in the small
I do try to mix things up from time to time, walk my route in reverse, try a new street, walk on the other side of the street…and of course search for new photography possibilities. If only these lizards would stay still and pose!