Nurture for My Soul in Rhymes and Images

Updated on December 1, 2017
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Titia has a broad interest in photography, poetry, family, art, dogs, cats, insects, wildlife, history, war, camping, writing, environment.

Nurture for My Soul

I like to combine my photography with my poetry.

This is - alas - what some people will see,
a hole as black as black can be,
but I looked closer deep down the hole
and saw some nurture for my soul.

I saw a web, fresh made at dawn,
when frost still covered winter's lawn.
The spider's waiting in the dark,
well hidden for the fluttering lark.

I saw a creek, in Autumn's golden gown,
bald-headed trees and reed turned orange brown.
The silence - it could almost be heard,
was broken by the song of a lonely bird.

I saw a mill which vanes were slowly turning
and to the past my heart was yearning,
when cars and planes were not around
and the tread of horses was a natural sound.

I saw a church in evening's sunset glows,
where faith in people's heart still grows.
I saw all that when I looked down the hole,
which seemed so black, but lightened up my soul.

© 2017 Titia Geertman


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      Titia Geertman 3 months ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Hi Linda, thanks for your kind words. Combining poetry and photography is one of my favored things to do.

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      Linda Crampton 3 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love your poem and the way in which you've made use of the photos. The combination of the poetry and the images is beautiful and creative.