Thursday, June 30, 2011

Poe-a-tree Blog Event


Welcome to the Poe-a-tree Blog Event sponsored by Roy Durham. Here's the idea behind the Poe-a-tree Blog: Each blogger will post a verse to the poem topic and the links to the other participating blogs. Sounds like fun.

Per Roy, the theme of the poem is: “I am standing on a beach looking out to the horizon, what are my thoughts”. “What do I see, what do I feel, what is calling to me.” These are the questions to ask yourself and then write a verse. As many lines as you feel like. 

Melissa Tandoc http://www.grazieadio.blogspot.com/ has the post position just prior to me, and Jan Neel http://jovanecatharticmusings.blogspot.com/ is just after me. We didn't collaborate so let's see how this goes!

Here's my contribution and the links to all participants is below my post. Hope you enjoy all the posts and please leave comments for everyone as you view this adventure in Poe-a-tree!



I pause at the ocean’s edge 
Open to my fate
The horizon looks unreachable
And totally unbreachable
Should I swim out and trust in fate 
Are you my gentle wave or my riptide






Clara Garza http://jewelryboxdelights.blogspot.com/
Sue Larson http://suelarson.blogspot.com/
Melissa Tandoc http://www.grazieadio.blogspot.com/
Mari Sterling Wilbur http://www.mariscamera.blogspot.com/
Jan Neel http://jovanecatharticmusings.blogspot.com/
Megan Johnson http://starrlilly.blogspot.com/
Sulekkha Rawat http://sulekkha.blogspot.com/
Roy Durham http://royd-spiltmilk.blog
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Digital art copyright: Mari Sterling Wilbur Photographs




35 comments:

Janaki nagaraj said...

short and apt....loved it.

melissatandoc said...

Oh I love your lines Mari... let's see how everybody threads his/her way into the sea... I love the image too...BELLISSIMA!

roy durham said...

very good job  love this line "The horizon looks unreachable

And totally unbreachable" 



it shines 
thank you and god bless

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you - I wanted lines that would fit this particular piece of digital art I made. :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I can't wait to see what everyone else posts. It will be fun! 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thanks, Roy. Great idea you had with this.

Becky Owen said...

Lovely Mari! I like how your first two lines mesh beautifully with the image. ❤

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you, Becky. As soon as Roy Durham gave us the idea for the lines to utilize I knew I had to use this digital art image I'd made last year.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for the opportunity to participate - this was great fun for me.

David said...

Your use of words and image work very well together!! There are no wasted words as they all help to form a clear mental picture...

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

From David:  David has left a new comment on your post "Poe-a-tree Blog Event": 

Your use of words and image work very well together!! There are no wasted words as they all help to form a clear mental picture...

Sulekha Rawat said...

Beautiful image with a lovely poem about looking at life with an open mind and trusting it to be wonderful and kind.

Bongo said...

The beach my safe haven...As always...XOXOXO

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I'm an eternal optimist! :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Bongo - I clicked on your photo and enlarged it for viewing. It's wonderful! I love the lone gull on the beach contemplating life. Excellent work! Please keep posting your photos here for all to enjoy. I love the beach too. The sound of the waves is so comforting.  :D

Sweepy Jean said...

I love the picture and the poem, Mari. When I look at the ocean I also am awed at how vast it is. The "unreachable horizon" and the outstretched arms really bring it home.

Climb2nowhere said...

I really love what you wrote.  It makes me think about life, the adventure and the challenges and what adds or takes away.  It's really great! The image you have there also is perfect.  It speaks to me right now because of everything that I have going on.  You're so creative!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you. I thought this was a perfect photo for this blog tour.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I love your posts - you're such a talented writer. Your compliment on my writing is a real honor!

Debra Elramey said...

The muted blues soft and calm suggest a gentle wave.  

Kriti Mukherjee said...

Good question Mari - I hope those waves turned out to be your gentle wave : ) Loved being here as always.

Heart said...

Beautiful:)

I've just nominated you for the "One Lovely Blog" award! I think your blog is awesome

You can fetch the award from my latest post at http://inspiratience.blogspot.com

Judie said...

Hi, Mari!After reading your excellent offering and viewing your wonderful photo, I decided to "take the plunge" and participate! Let me know what you think!!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I agree, Debra - I've had enough rip tides in my life :D

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Hi Kriti, I hope so too! :D 

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Gosh! Thank you so much!

purabi naha said...

What a beautiful picture! You have a lovely blog!!
Thanks for leaving a comment on Wan Maznah's blog on my guest post on Cauliglower-lychee curry. I am happy that you loved the photographs. Looking forward to your forthcoming posts!

Sailor said...

Those lines are very true. Uncertainty and trust. Sometimes I when I think of life, it opens up more questions and more questions than answers. I am not sure if I can ever find the answers. Your picture is very perfect for the poem.

Ocean brings questions and more unanswered questions. I always love to just sit by the sea and listen to the waves and try to solve all the problems. It is very comforting.

Rogueartist said...

Mari, I participated in this as well, and I thought I commented on your wonderful piece and your photograph, but perhaps I only dreamed I did.  Check out my poem!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

I absolutely agree Sailor. I love to sit by the ocean at night, in the dark, and listen to the waves crash on the beach.

Sailor said...

Hi....Just wanted to say hello and wish you and your family a nice weekend!
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Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Loved your poem!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Thank you for your kind comments!