Poetry Friday ~ Mermaid

23 Jul

Hello, my friends! Welcome.

Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

Colleen says: This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Annette Rochelle Aben from last month’s challenge has provided the photo for this month’s challenge. Remember, it’s not so much about describing what’s in the photo. Look beyond the obvious to find new meaning.

Photo by Annette Rochelle Aben


Don’t mistake songs in the wind for wind songs

Don’t confuse figures out at sea, that

sit on distant rocks for sea lions

She dwells where worlds hide in the

deep, and emerges to

the wild call of the

running tide to

warn us, “let

the seas


photo by Sandra Bittmann

If it doesn’t come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don’t do it.
Unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don’t do it.

Have a great weekend and never give up on shooting for the stars!

39 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Mermaid”

  1. John W. Howell July 23, 2021 at 5:20 pm #

    Well done, Vashti. Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Elizabeth July 23, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

    Just beautiful, Vashti! The sea has many secrets that should be kept as secret.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 23, 2021 at 6:28 pm #

      I agree. We should also take better care of our oceans. Thank you, Elizabeth! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben July 23, 2021 at 6:36 pm #

    Love it! Love it! What a beautiful take on my sister’s collage! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 24, 2021 at 2:31 pm #

      YAY!! Thank you, Annette! I’m thrilled that you liked it.😀💕

      Liked by 1 person

  4. D. Wallace Peach July 23, 2021 at 6:42 pm #

    Fabulous, Vashti. Beware those mermaids. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jill Weatherholt July 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm #

    Wonderful, Vashti!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. yvettemcalleiro July 23, 2021 at 11:08 pm #

    Great poem, Vashti! I’ve always loved mermaids, but I’ll love them from a distance. Lol! 😉

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 24, 2021 at 3:10 pm #

      Ha, ha! Thank you❣️ I’ve always been fascinated by the mermaid lore too. Maybe we should collaborate on a mermaid story.😘

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Marje @ Kyrosmagica July 24, 2021 at 1:28 am #

    Looking good Vashti. Happy weekend to you. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 24, 2021 at 3:11 pm #

      Thank you, Marje! Happy weekend to you too❣️


  8. Miriam Hurdle July 24, 2021 at 12:04 pm #

    A fabulous poem, Vashti. I just watched The Little Mermaid with my granddaughter and she loved it. Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  9. robbiesinspiration July 24, 2021 at 2:18 pm #

    Lovely poetry, Vashti. I did like the picture prompt this month.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. memadtwo July 24, 2021 at 3:17 pm #

    Good words to heed. (K)

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Colleen M. Chesebro July 25, 2021 at 11:13 am #

    Brilliant poetry, Sis. Such wisdom from your words. The mermaids have got to be struggling in a sea of plastic debris! Poor things. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  12. RuthScribbles July 25, 2021 at 1:12 pm #


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  13. D.L. Finn, Author July 26, 2021 at 4:21 am #

    I love what’s hidden in the sea:) Great poem, Vashti!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. dgkaye July 26, 2021 at 11:55 pm #

    Very wise words and warning Vashti. I always enjoy your ‘telling’ poetry. ❤ xx

    Liked by 2 people

  15. karenringalls July 27, 2021 at 9:09 am #

    Beautiful words. Great message.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q July 29, 2021 at 1:32 pm #

      Hi, Karen! I always love hearing from you. I’m happy you liked the Etheree. Thank you! ❤ xo



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