Monday, November 26, 2007

last rock


last rock
before miles of ocean
reach a bigger rock


words: mandy smith
photo: phill deason


in response to the rocks theme at One Deep Breath.

The photograph is of Nag's Head on St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly. It is said to be the last piece of England seen by sailors heading to North America.

12 comments:

tumblewords said...

Lovely post. The information is priceless and the words/photo terrific!

coconutannies said...

Very Clever!!

quietpaths said...

I cannot imagine what that must have felt like for sailors or immigrants leaving and seeing that for perhaps the last time. Great piece.

Plain Foolish said...

Wow, just beautiful picture. Thank you.

Sandy Carlson said...

Wonderful poem. Thanks for the back story on the rock, too!

Mine's up at http://slcpoems.blogspot.com

qualcosa di bello said...

a pause of sadness of loss before moving onto the next adventure...your few words capture that poignancy so well.

LittleWing said...

what a great post!...in so many ways..

Krissie said...

it has that element of sadness, and the unknown of adventure...loved the words and the picture is great!

Writer on Board said...

ooh, like that a lot.

spacedlaw said...

An important milestone!
Nice to know.

Barone said...

I really like the surprise the last line conjures. It is what haiku is all about.
jodi barone

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I like this! :)