Lingering in the Picture

Updated on December 3, 2018
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Maya Ellenson likes to improvise in zen poetry as enjoys Florida's parks and wildlife.

Riverwalk

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida
Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida | Source

Roosevelt Bridge

Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida
Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida | Source

Lingering in the Picture

Nature sparing ink

as if it were gold

to paint subtle clouds

strewn across the sky's

blue porcelain


the shorebirds

rising swiftly from wetland

resemble the twirling flames


at this moment

everything seems to linger:

the birds and boats

drifting above the sun-flecked

St. Lucie River


including myself

happening


meandering through the wooden deck

with mangroves on both sides


in this lingering state

I have no name

nor do I need one



Riverwalk

Stuart, Florida
Stuart, Florida | Source

Florida Shorebirds

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida
Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida | Source

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    • mayaellenson profile imageAUTHOR

      Maya Ellenson 

      11 days ago from Hobe Sound, Florida

      Thanks a lot, Mark! That's exactly how it felt.

    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 

      11 days ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Lovely lingering, Maya. The poem is very calming and therapeutic. Thanks, Mark

    • mayaellenson profile imageAUTHOR

      Maya Ellenson 

      12 days ago from Hobe Sound, Florida

      John, thank you for your kind comment!

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      John Hansen 

      12 days ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful photos and lovely descriptive poetry, what more could a reader want. Good job.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      12 days ago from Maryland, United States of America

      I appreciate people like you. :)

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