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Portrait of a Traveler in 44

Mist
Or was it a light drizzle
Coming down
To us

He stepped out of the sage moss
Or was that his hair
Sodden
Saddened

Crossing dimensions
Spanning a distance
Unmarked by our heart
Strings and foolish things

Or was that the plan before?


Β© Poem & Photo by Jilly

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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

33 thoughts on “Portrait of a Traveler in 44

  1. Sasquatch, tree spirit, specter. cherished memory–the list is lengthy as one re-reads this poetic puzzle; enjoyed it very much. You rocked the prompt & gave us a conundrum in 44 words; cool.

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  2. Many years ago, I visited Oak Alley, a restored plantation in Louisiana. Standing beneath the enormous old oaks with abundant Spanish moss almost made me believe in dimensions crossed. I had a strong sense of deja vu. Your poem resonates with me!

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  3. I like the questioning that weaves through this. I read this once with a creepy creature in mind and then again…something more political. Leaves much to the imagination and interpretation. Cool!

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  4. I love the refrain “or was it/that” in this poem. And being from the Pacific Northwest, I can relate to the quandary of trying to decide if it’s mist or drizzle or perhaps it’s an actual spring shower.

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    1. Ah! Your part of the world is on my visit list. I’m solar powered, but a week in the mist with a notebook… perfection! Oh yeah, and the stories about the bookstores & coffee shops call my name! Thanks for reading, Linda.

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  5. Lovely and mysterious. Perhaps a nature spirit, perhaps just a lone traveller … and perhaps your protagonists aren’t sure either.

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