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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Dark

I wish we were living in the neighborhood of Mercy and Will. We could hop over to each other’s home for dinner with one phone call’s notice. We love to play board games and we could play games until it’s almost bedtime. Mercy and Will are pretty spontaneous about going places on weekends or going out to eat on week days. We love to join them frequently. Well, since we live 1,000 miles apart, we try our best to visit them as often as possible. Many times I go by myself especially before my husband retired. I usually went for a long weekend, arriving Portland on a Thursday and returning to California on a Tuesday. One reason for doing that was for Will and Mercy to pick me up after their work, and for Lynton to pick me up after his work. I had a good time taking sunset photos on the plane.

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Approaching Portland during sunset

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Arriving Portland after dark

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Approaching Ontario, California during sunset

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Almost landing the Ontario airport

Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Dark

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

“Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.” – Sammi Cox

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Villanelle Poem – Light and Dark

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The end of tunnel was finally in sight

Travel of a long journey found in no vain

Energized my weary body moved toward the light

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The road taken was not one I had chosen

Unexpected trail and body half frozen

The end of tunnel was finally in sight

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Trotting in darkness with heavy feet

Hope, my only strength to pick up the beat

Energized my weary body moved toward the light

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Long hall of darkness with pain in veins

Comfort in heart stopped me from faint

The end of tunnel was finally in sight

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Throbbing pain head to toes subsided

Medication and nutrition worked two-sided

Energized my weary body moved toward the light

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Six months of cancer treatment had completed

Only follow up appointments needed to be repeated

The end of tunnel was finally in sight

Energized my weary body moved toward the light

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Hi Sammi, The Villanelle poem is a 19-line poem, sorry for writing more than 15 line.
The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines.  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/villanelle-poetic-form

In Synch with Spring

Bloom 9

Seeds were fallen
Hidden in the soil
Coldness in the dark keep them
Quiet in the ground
Light and shadow
Gradually shift to
Bring the warmth and
Ray to the earth
Calling the seeds to
Wake up and come forth, to
Feel the warm breeze
Smell the fragrance
Slowly and gracefully
The buds pop out
Unfold their petals and
Breathe out their scent
Dance joyfully in synch with
Spring!