Friday, February 17, 2012

Ethereal Aftermath

Photo by L. Kolp

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Ike's invasion wiped us away
like a wolf huffing and puffing
it blew all the houses down
leaving nothing but vacant lots
and now I see a second shot
at happiness has begun with
plain white campers, no
vain colors- hot pink, lemon
lime or neon green- just
little homes with wheels
to escape; this vision, ethereal. 

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@laurie kolp

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Prompt inspiration: IGWRT's A Word with Laurie

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20 comments:

Mary said...

Fascinating write...haven't seen those hot pink or neon green campers yet. Definitely ethereal! I will be contemplating your topic!

Janet said...

Laurie, you depict the hope of new beginnings so wonderfully! Enjoyed.So much to feel behind the written..ethereal:)

Have a restful day, or hopefully, weekend:)

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks, Mary and Janet. The beach cabins were those bright colors. The campers were sitting on lots, hooked up to the electricity. This was the bay side. On the beach side it looked like a ghost town.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have set the bar on exploring a unique dimension of the word 'ethereal': history and the lives of people caught within its endless loops of progress and regression.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, I like this! Well done!

Brian Miller said...

it is nice to see places come back to life after disaster...that is def something both material and spiritual....nice prompt as well....

Ella said...

Well Done Laurie! I'm more intrigued to try after reading yours :D

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous and full of hope, Laurie. Unlike Ella, I'm glad I didn't read yours before submitting mine.
K

WinterWrites said...

Enjoyed the read

Herotomost said...

Nothing more ethereal than mother nature and her aftermath. This one hits dirt again and again. Great job.

Anonymous said...

Loved the contrast in color, neons/white.

~Shawna
rosemarymint.wordpress.com

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh I remember Ike well..amazing how even in the direst circumstances life is reborn...a beautiful piece

Marian said...

strong and tight verse, i really like this. it is so clear and true. really great!

Grace said...

I see hope springing up in those little homes ~

Nice one Laurie ~

Isadora Gruye said...

I very much enjoyed your portrayal of a hurricane as a spiritual force. Very original! Viva la

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love the wolf, huffing and puffing, and the hopeful little rv's..........and "this vision, ethereal". Good one!

Fireblossom said...

When is a camper not just a camper? When it brings hope with it, I guess. :-)

Lolamouse said...

Beautifully composed, Laurie. Your photo captures the ethereal look of the place too. I must confess to sort of liking the gaudy colored beach houses though!

turtlememoir said...

love the way you wove your word and new hope into the devastation Ike left behind

zongrik said...

i like your exercise in color expression

four brilliance senryu