Evening Friends

Friends Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Come on friend

We will walk

On this sand

To the end

Of the earth

And return

Just before

A new night

Falls again.

 

 

For the RDP Thursday Challenge: Friend

 

Pink Herald

pink dawn KarenForte

Photo: Karen Forte

 

As night

Folds wings

Of gray,

Pink sky

Herald glory

Of today.

 

 

For the September Squares and Six Word Saturday challenge

Special thank you to my dear friend Karen Forte, for THIS DAY’s (literally) gorgeous beginning.

 

Sea Squill Sentry

Hatzav; Photo: AtaraKatz

Sea Squill ; Photo: Atara Katz

 

Standing sentry ‘afore

Greenery finds a path

It heralds end of summer

As dry days’

Aftermath.

Rising tall

It dares bloom

When most others will not,

Drawing water with roots

That reach deeper

Than most.

 

Fun facts: The Sea Squill (Urginea Maritimia) has large bulbs that average 8 inches (20 centimeters) across, and strong roots that reach depths of 14 feet (4 meters) below ground, and can snake their way into narrow cracks in rocks, widening the cracks and ‘hueing’ through the rock to get to moisture. The roots are so difficult to dislodge that ancient farmers would plant rows of Sea Squill at the edges of their fields and those were considered a permanent boundary marker. The flowering spears of the plant reach up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) in height and carry 200-300 flowers. Many parts of the plant are poisonous but the bulb also holds medicinal qualities similar to digoxin.

 

For Cee’s Flower Of The Day

 

Changeling Flower

 

Achnai AmitaiAsif

Echium judaeum (Photo: Amitai Asif)

 

As you walk in the mountains

In wild meadows and deserts

O’er Rocks

Towards the Sun,

Hear the whiskery stalks’ whisper:

“You have seen,

I have grown,

Now be gone.”

 

Fun fact: The blooms of the Echium Judaeum change color after pollination.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

Flowers for Today

Spring flowers AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

As fields of flowers bloom

And the breath catches

At the extravagance,

Let joy leap

As your soul watches

Spring fairies’ flitting elegance.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of The Day

Astonished

Spring NY4

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

At awe at the glory

Of a nature so generous

It overspends

Overnight

To bedazzle all eyes

In prolific defiance

Of time.

 

 

For The Daily Post

Partake

end of day play ChagitMoriahGibor

Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor

 

Partake in all that

Fills your heart

And makes your spirit

Sing.

In all that makes

This world

Your home

And offers

Hope

To bring.

 

 

 

For The Daily Post

Extravagant Life

Take a Moment AtaraKatz

Photo: Atara Katz

 

Climb up life’s

Tallest peaks.

Let the view

Hike your breath

Up a click.

Pause and be.

Hold and see.

There’s no moment

Ahead

More prodigal

Than this.

 

 

For The Daily Post