November Challenge: Reflections… Entry #4 Zig Zag

This submission is from Linda and this is what she said…

“This picture was taken at City Lake Park in Mesquite, one of my favorite places to walk. There are many water birds, as well as trees, a bridge, etc. — lots of things to photograph, and the day I was there was perfect for shooting reflections. I chose to submit Zig Zag because of its graphic simplicity.”

Zig Zag (Photo by Linda)

Zig Zag
(Photo by Linda)

Linda has also shared a poem she has done along with a tryptich. I thought it was fun and wanted to share it with you along with her message.
“Fay, I debated over this trio of pictures (I’ve figured out how to do a collage, thanks to you and Fotor!) I decided against submitting it for the challenge because the photos were not that clear. But the excursion to City Lake Park, the episode with the goose (which is absolutely true!), and the fun I’ve had manipulating the photos into a collage and adding text, then writing a poem just for fun has made this a great experience. And the photo I did submit, Zig Zag, was taken the same day at the same place.”

So here is Linda’s photo followed by her poem…  (you may single click on the image to see larger).

Time to Get Up (Photo by Linda)

Time to Get Up
(Photo by Linda)

At the Pond

Water birds around the shore
were huddled in a drowse
until the goose began to honk,
then they began to rouse.
Goose trotted fast as he could go,
Get up! Get up!  he said.
As he passed, ducks and geese
rose up from grassy bed.

But on the far bank they still slept;
he could not get there faster
unless he jumped into the pond.
As swimmer, he was master.
He had the pond all to himself
as he paddled in a rush
to waken far-side sleepers.
But he quieted in a hush.

The water gleamed in sunshine.
It rippled as he passed
tall trees beside the water,
the reflections that they cast.
Water crinkled green and pink
crape myrtles in their bloom;
it shimmered fire truck’s blaze
of red that it could not consume.

When goose reached the other side,
he screeched from it’s muddy rim,
Wake up, wake up, you sleepyheads.
It’s a lovely day for a swim!

Linda Banks – 2013


9 thoughts on “November Challenge: Reflections… Entry #4 Zig Zag

  1. Thank you so much Linda for submitting not only your reflection photo but also the tryptich accompanied by your charming poem! I am particularly thrilled that you are using photography as well as your ability to use a collage to enhance your creative writing endeavors. I love what you are doing and keep up the good work. Always look forward to more of your poetry!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the crazies and your families!

  2. I like that the reflection shows even more than otherwise captured. Are you getting extra credit for the bonus of your nice poetry? Should I be including bonus material? I like your goose trilogy with rhyme.

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