Photo Challenge: Corner

The first hint comes just at moon rise
on an ordinary August weeknight. It’s
hardly a breeze at all, certainly not
enough to toss or even tickle a leaf
but still a few degrees cooler with just

a bit more oxygen than usual. Meanwhile,
the chicory stands above the turf, frank
blossoms the color of midnight with
no pretense of foliage. The goslings on
the pond have traded their oatmeal down

for more sleek travel attire and lifted
off for their first long distance flight,
leaving me flat-footed in a dimming
season, longing for fresh wings to glide
a sore heart above the cool indigo prairie.


Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
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(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)


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0 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Corner”

  1. Thank you, Anna, for this moment of respite during this horrific Houston weather we are experiencing. Love your photography, poetry, writing & wisdom!

  2. Ran across your books (and bought them) Stable Relations and a Relaxed and Forward. Your writing is a unique form of poetry, wisdom, & honesty. Many benefit from your efforts to share what you have learned through experience including the multitudes of two and four footed among us who don’t read!

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