Poetry Friday ~ Photo Prompt #Etheree

21 May

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog.

It’s the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt from Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). When you write poetry based on a painting or photograph, we work with symbolism and metaphors. This week, don’t just describe what you see in the image. Check out How to Write Ekphrastic Poetry and apply some of the techniques used in the article to your own poem.

Trent McDonald from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge:


I’m sharing an Etheree poem today.

Gentle drops, like a myriad of thoughts

gather in streams, tumbling recklessly

down a vagrant course to begin

its journey toward its end,

crashing on moss-strewn rocks

Its song vibrating

deep in the earth

no one can

stop the


Thank you for stopping by!

49 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Photo Prompt #Etheree”

  1. OIKOS™-Editorial May 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

    Hello Vashti! A great poem, and the shape is also corresponding great. Thank you for sharing. I apologize for the long delay. Every day i am roaming the web, and on the evening i somehow lost the direction. Lol I hope you are all well, and able to enjoy a great weekend! All the best! Michael

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 4:55 pm #

      Hello, Michael! I’m happy you stopped by. Thanks for the visit and comment. I’m doing great and had a fabulous weekend. I hope you did too. 😀

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      • OIKOS™-Editorial May 24, 2021 at 6:21 pm #

        Great news, Vashti! Thank you for your kind words. Always a great pleasure, visiting your blog for amazing news. Have a beautiful week! Michael xx

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 7:57 pm #

      You do the same, my friend!

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  2. Bette A. Stevens May 21, 2021 at 1:44 pm #

    Beautiful, Vashti!

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  3. olganm May 21, 2021 at 1:48 pm #

    Beautifully descriptive and the shape fits perfectly the content and the image. Great work, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

      Hi, Olga! Thank you! I’m thrilled that you liked the Etheree. Have a wonderful new week. ❤


  4. Linda Mims May 21, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

    Vashti, I liked this post so much that I followed your link to the post on how to write an Ekphrastic poem. I even read the sample there. It was great fun learning something new. Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 5:02 pm #

      I’m ecstatic to hear that, Linda! I look forward to reading one of your poems. Have a fabulous new week! ❤

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  5. John W. Howell May 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm #

    Super work, Vashti.

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  6. Annette Rochelle Aben May 21, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

    it was carrying me right along! ❤

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  7. Jill Weatherholt May 21, 2021 at 6:18 pm #

    Beautiful, , Vashti! Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 5:06 pm #

      Thank you, Jill! Have a great new week! 🙂 xo


  8. yvettemcalleiro May 21, 2021 at 10:45 pm #

    Great poem, Vashti! I love how you got all that from the waterfall picture. And I love the picture. I love visiting waterfalls and just enjoying their beauty and power. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 5:11 pm #

      Hi, Yvette! Thank you! I love visiting waterfalls too. I enjoy the sounds as well. ❤

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  9. judeitakali May 22, 2021 at 4:32 am #


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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 5:12 pm #

      Thank you, Jude. 😀 xo


      • judeitakali May 26, 2021 at 12:00 am #

        Such a pleasure. 💜🌷

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  10. Natalie Ducey May 22, 2021 at 11:04 am #

    Beautiful piece, Vashti. Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo

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  11. robertawrites235681907 May 22, 2021 at 2:21 pm #

    An excellent poem, Vashti.

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  12. memadtwo May 22, 2021 at 7:17 pm #

    Wonderful, Vashti. You’ve captured the feeling of the photo well. (K)

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  13. D. Wallace Peach May 23, 2021 at 12:09 pm #

    Just lovely, Vashti. A beautiful rhythm and the perfect form for the image and the sense of flow.

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

      Thank you very much, Diana. I’m happy you enjoyed the poem and appreciate your lovely comment. ❤

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  14. Colleen M. Chesebro May 23, 2021 at 12:10 pm #

    Vashti, what a fabulous Etheree poem! Trent’s photo of the waterfall is so inspiring. I love this!

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  15. dgkaye May 23, 2021 at 10:11 pm #

    Your prose flows perfectly with the shape of the etheree Vashti. Always beautiful ❤

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    • Vashti Q May 24, 2021 at 5:24 pm #

      I’m thrilled you think so, Debby! Thank you. Have a lovely new week! ❤ xo

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  16. Elizabeth May 24, 2021 at 9:21 am #

    Hi Vashti, beautiful poem! A free fall description, no one can stop it!

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  17. Miriam Hurdle May 25, 2021 at 12:07 am #

    What a lovely Etheree poem, Vashti! I love waterfalls and I’m glad we’ve seen some majestic ones! Have a wonderful week!

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    • Vashti Q May 25, 2021 at 2:39 pm #

      I’ve been lucky to have seen several awesome waterfalls too, Miriam. I’m happy you enjoyed the Etheree! Thank you and have a fabulous week❣️

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      • Miriam Hurdle May 25, 2021 at 11:26 pm #

        That’s wonderful, Vashti! I cancelled the trip to Canada. We maybe going to NC to revisit Cape Lookout area. We went to Florida several times, otherwise, we would be going that direction. ❤

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    • Vashti Q May 27, 2021 at 4:10 pm #

      North Carolina is beautiful. Have fun!

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      • Miriam Hurdle May 28, 2021 at 10:19 pm #

        Yeah, we’re still talking about different options. We may go to Santa Barbra. Two hours drive from home!

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  18. markbierman June 6, 2021 at 9:23 pm #

    Nicely done, Vashti. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Tammy Hendrix June 7, 2021 at 9:17 pm #

    Lovely piece of art, your poem. Stunning visuals!



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