Questions of Color

Colorless park NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

What will be

Of the day,

He so wanted

To say,

If you suddenly

Drain

All the color away?

Will the birds’ calls

Remain?

Will leaves still

With wind sway?

Will it be

As before

Or fade wholly

To gray?

 

For Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Trees

 

In Case Of Rain

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

 

It was their anniversary, and once again he was late.

The office manager held him up for nonsense that could’ve easily waited for tomorrow. Mr. Billings often did so when Gary was in a rush. It was a cruel little game he played, knowing that with previous ‘insubordination’ records in his file, Gary could not afford even the slightest reprimand. No job, no health insurance.

His phone buzzed as he rushed to the restaurant. A text.

“Lost?”

Mary. Gary’s heart sank. He ran faster. His phone vibrated again.

“I’m under a blue umbrella. You know, in case of rain.”

 

 

For Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers

 

 

Flower of First Rain

sitvanit AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

It emerges in fall

Flowers preceding leaves

To mark the last

Breath of summer

And the bounty that winter

Will soon retrieve.

 

Colchicum stevenii grows in the Mediterranean region and throughout Israel, blooming between October and December. Its name in Hebrew “Sitvanit Ha’Yore” literally means “Fall flower of first rains.” Flowers range from 1-2 inches (2-5 centimeters), with petals shaped from straight ruler-like petals to egg-like. Petals’ hues can be lilac or pink to almost white. The bulb contain colchicine, a toxic/poisonous material that is used in medicine to treat arterial diseases and gout.

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

Waiting For Sunrise

waiting for sunrise InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

Silently

Night retraced

Steps across

Dawn’s new ledge

As the dark

Slowly braced

For light soon

To emerge.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light and dark

 

Acro-Tot

stretch ArletteLoeser

Photo: Arlette Loeser

 

Arms stretch up

On tip-toes

Sure to reach

A high bar,

For the circus

Of life

Where she

Already stars.

A determined

Tot grasps

Growing strength

To go far.

 

For the dVerse Challenge: Circus

 

 

Legoland Vibe

Lego heaven SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

He stands awed

By the glory

Of his Legos alive,

In a world

Made for children

Where prime colors

Can thrive,

And scaled up

Perspective

Puts dreams

In overdrive.

 

 

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant colors

 

Copious Fortune

Doi Suthep AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

Where gold leaf

Lends good fortune

And the crowds

Come to pray,

Shines the hum

Of the many

Wishing for plenty

Today.

 

 

For the RDP Monday challenge: Copious

 

 

Go Postal

zipline NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

If you’ve a parcel

To post

Or a letter

To hurry,

There’s a zip line

Ahead

So please

Do not tarry …

 

 

For One Word Sunday Photo Challenge: Rules

 

It’ll Do

three line tales, week 137: an abandoned asylum

Photo: Nathan Wright via Unsplash

 

Never mind the mildew and dirt, the echoes in corridors of sad stories they knew.

There’ll be roof over heads and a shelter for those who lost all yet pulled through.

We will clean it all up. Make a home for these kids. It’ll do.

 

 

For Three Line Tales, Week 137

 

Tunnel Vision

castle tunnel SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Ancient stones

Tell a story

Of feet treading from

Light

To dark,

And the tunnel

Foreboding

As history

Left

Its mark.

 

For the Which Way Photo Challenge