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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Early November - 11/17/10

Well, here I am again, entering my Saturday Centus on Wednesday. On call all weekend, then two drives to Atlanta for concerts. Enough excuses. As most of you know, Saturday Centus is one Jenny Matlock’s many ingenious writing exercises. If you aren’t familiar with it, please click on her Saturday Centus link above and learn how to become a participant. You will find a community of great - if somewhat disturbed - (and you know who you are [Tom] ) writers. Please read and comment on all the posts. You will find some fine writing and want to join in yourself! And be sure to check out Jenny's Blog, off on my tangent....

This week’s prompt from Jenny is:
"The early November sunshine cast golden rays..."
Here is my conribution. The prompt is in italics.


Early November at Small Stories and Stuff



The early November

sunshine cast golden rays


on the creek, shone amber,

glinted on the marsh grass.

Tide running low, dolphins

rolled their way back to sea

in the afternoon glow.

Great Blue Herons took flight

soaring to their roosting

trees across the expanse

of waving fingers of gold.

In flocks, Egrets joined in

winging their way home.

The sun shone its last sparks

of light, dropped beneath

the horizon, seeking

its own resting place.


© cj Schlottman

9 comments:

Kat said...

St. Simons? This was simply beautiful CJ. Loved every line, but my favorite was the sun seeking it's own resting place. This was so wonderfully descriptive, I can smell the salt air and feel the breeze. Just lovely! Kat

Sue said...

I really like it, too, CJ. And my favorite line is the same as Kat's.

Great Centus...late or no!

=)

Rose said...

very good poem great description you feel you are at the water. thanks rose

Koby said...

Me three!!!...when the sun is setting and just about out of my vision, that is my favorite time of evening. I could feel your words.

Viki said...

Sounds like a wonderful place to see. I almost feel like I can with your great descriptions. Good job.

Deborah said...

Absolutely beautiful, really wonderfully written ... well worth the wait until Wednesday! :o)

Tgoette said...

Hey, I resemble that remark! LOL! Wow, you really did an awesome job with the prompt, CJ! You have such an amazing facility with words! Quite a lovely poem indeed!

Anna said...

You wrote a beautiful poem from this prompt! I see the play of light and the birds in your words.
Simply lovely!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's SC wk 28

Jenny said...

Last but not least certainly applies to this wonderful little poem.

You really are a word artist, CJ. I admire your work immensely.

Thank you for linking.