Waves scream at gulls,
scribble chaos in their wake,
sculpt rocks into skulls,
pummel cliffs until they break.
Boats struggle to resist,
anchors taut against the tide,
rollers and undertow persist,
ragged sails and ropes untied.
Cliff-bound in purple shroud,
the lighthouse flashes behind clouds.
Rays of hope and steadfastness
guide sailors through the darkness.
Kim M. Russell, 6th December 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Art FLASH! / 55 in December
I can’t believe this is the last Art FLASH! prompt in The Imaginary Garden! Kerry has shared her own art in the form of two Oracle Cards: Pharos after the first lighthouse constructed in the city of Alexandria, Egypt and one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and Pacifico, the Pacific Ocean, meaning ‘pacify’ or ‘peaceful’. Kerry gives us some background to the meanings of both cards.
For this challenge we can select either of the cards (or both) and write an original poem for this prompt. Alternatively, we can a Flash Fiction 55 inspired by the art, or on a subject of our choice.
I’ve reworked an old poem into a 55.