Friday, December 2, 2011

The Lighthouse

Bell Rock Lighthouse



A beacon in the murky night
a sign of hope, a guiding light
that shines within profundity
puts on course those lost at sea.


@laurie kolp



Picture prompt inspiration: Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

13 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

I like your choice of words in this quatrain: murky, profundity, on course. All so apt to the prompt.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Awesome, Laurie. Love the "sign of hope" for those lost at sea.

Eva Gallant said...

Love the photo and the poem!

Lolamouse said...

Flows beautifully, like a song!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Like this lighthouse poem, Laurie! They have such a history, don't they?

Mary Ann Potter said...

As rhymically beautiful as waves on sand! So lovely and so simple. Sometimes that's the best way to express the most profound ideas.

Brian Miller said...

i love the symbolism in lighthouses...have always had an affinity to them...nice piece laurie...

Fireblossom said...

This sounds very Emily-ish to me. I enjoyed reading it twice, to savor the rhythm of it.

Grace said...

A beacon of hope...lovely words ~

Dave King said...

Admirably done. The symbolism that is the light house speaks eloquently for itself, and you have allowed it to do just that.

Mama Zen said...

I love the rhythm and flow of this.

Mary said...

I really like lighthouses,have a collection of miniatures of those that I have seen. This is a beautiful poem.

Old Ollie said...

One of the great metaphors.