Sawatdi-kha

Sawatdi-kha NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Deep in ocean

She greets you

With palms pressed

In hello,

As you marvel

The glory

Of rocks carved

By time’s flow,

And the riches

Half-hidden

In turquoise waters

Below.

 

Note: “Sawatdi-kah” is the female form (said by females) of Thai greeting, often along with a “Wai” (a slight bow with palms pressed together).

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places people visit

 

Transition

transformed NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Life to hatch

Life to stall

As a change

Transforms all.

While new wings

Rise and fall,

Will it a ‘before’

Recall?

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Changeable

 

 

Singular Row

Row AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif

 

In a row they

Were planted

Born from seed

To grow

Along.

Individual

They heightened,

Each one as

Singular

As a song.

 

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Rows

 

Row Ahead

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Photo: Karen Forte

 

Row ahead

On the water

Toward shores

Yet to tread.

Hold on to

Oars that matter

To kind oaths

You have pledged.

Row abreast

With the others

Who ride forth

On life’s thread.

 

 

For Pumpkin’s Prompts: Water

 

Ocean Breath

calm curl NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In the curl

Between inhale

And exhale

Breathes an ocean.

In it all

That can ebb

And will flow

As we come

And we go,

Scent of eons

And life

Surf to soul

Calming strife.

 

 

For dVerse Poetics: Comfort Smells

 

Pollinate Hope

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Opuntia Flower (Photo: Amitai Asif)

 

In the prickliest places

Where the sun blazes hot

And the rain rarely stops

Lays a possible promise

For nectar

And hope.

 

 

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

 

 

Pink Perch

Pink perch AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

A pink perch

For the flutter

A brief pause

On the fly

For the moment

That lapses

As a breath

Passes by.

 

 

For Square in September

 

Autumn’s Call

EarlyFall NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Trees will soon

Heed the call

To dress leaves

To enthrall

In the glorious

Ball

Foretelling cold

Yet to

Fall.

 

 

For the Sunday Stills challenge: Autumn

 

Grace’s Embrace

Nicaragua3 InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

What grace allowed

Through ocean’s sigh

And earth’s old core

That plumed near by,

Embraces life

In all that die.

 

For the Ragtag Monday Prompt: Grace