Prompt #82 “Aware” – A Moment in Time


I walked in hills of unexpected beauty

Steep slopes

Stepped to carry me

To heights above roads

Where minute people wandered

To and fro


A universe in which

Language and tradition

Dictated the day to day

Actions of so many.

Here I stood

Minute in a forest of majestic timbers

Through which the yellows and reds of autumn

Were randomly sprinkled.

My breath it captured

In an awesome illustration

Of nature’s beauty.

I put aside my physical pain

My exhaustion.

Such discomfort

Paled into insignificance

As my eyes took in the splendor

Afforded me.

I knew full well it was a transcendent moment

One to savour

To treasure

To rejoice in the grandeur

I immersed myself in.

It was a spectacle

I may not see again

So I appreciated

The riot of colour

Nature invited me into.


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22 Responses to Prompt #82 “Aware” – A Moment in Time

  1. This is gorgeous I can really feel your sense of wonder and reverence in this! How was your trip to Japan? I have missed you! Do you have photos?

  2. Lyn says:

    Welcome back indeed, Michael. I hope you’ll share some more of your beautiful photos 🙂

  3. Welcome back, Michael! lovely poem, I was caught in the excitement of that moment of beauty before you…riot of colour…screams such splendoour;)

  4. The Real Cie says:

    How beautiful. Being out in nature can really put things into perspective.

  5. Welcome home, beautifully written and I am glad you immersed into the beauty that was around you.

  6. mandy says:

    Beautiful photo and poem,michael. You sound refreshed. Welcome home!

  7. …transcendent moment
    One to savour
    To treasure
    To rejoice in the grandeur.

    It is fleeting but oh to experience it even once. The, it is yours to remember ever. Lovely. What a wonderful trip if it afforded you this moment. Glad you are back – missed you poems.

  8. Prajakta says:

    Good to see you back. Your trip to Japan was inspiring I see. Lovely imagery and sets an extremely beautiful scene in place.

  9. Pat says:

    Welcome home and back – and what a breathtaking image – and poem. Truly, stepping outside of one’s normal – and being able to experience the wonder and beauty of the natural world – in truly a moment of transcendence. I’m so pleased you had such an amazing time – you sound refreshed and happy! 😀

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