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Lingering in the Picture

Maya Ellenson likes to improvise in zen poetry as she basks in Florida's parks and wildlife.

Riverwalk

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Roosevelt Bridge

Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida

Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida

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

Florida Shorebirds

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Shepard Park, Stuart, Florida

Comments

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on December 04, 2018:

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

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on December 04, 2018:

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

Maya Ellenson (author) from Hobe Sound, Florida on December 03, 2018:

John, thank you for your kind comment!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 03, 2018:

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

Alexander James Guckenberger from Maryland, United States of America on December 03, 2018:

I appreciate people like you. :)