Portraits Poetry Series #67: Let It All Soak In

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had seen the image itself.


Portraits Series


The girl leans steadily
Against her bicycle
Eyes upturned
Toward the crowd
Of seagulls
In curious droves
Listening to their cries,
She smiles
And takes a deep breath
Of fresh ocean air.
Is a good day
To be alive
She thinks
The wind gently tousling
The azure blue ribbons
In her hair
And she barely notices
The handfuls of
Golden bush poppy
That have fallen
From her hands
And now are strewn
On the sandy pier
Beneath her feet.
Sometimes –
The beauty of the moment
Just sweeps you
Off your feet
And nothing else matters –
Save holding still
And breathing it all in
For any minute,
It all could cease
And what is life –
Save building memories
Worthy of being kept.

© Sumyanna 2016


6 Comments Add yours

  1. leigha66 says:

    You have again created a beautiful image!


    1. Sumyanna says:

      So glad you liked it 🙂


  2. Nicely painted with your words!


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much!


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you for sharing!


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