An Utmost Quest

Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing

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An Utmost Quest
The long day wanes,
And in our bodies ravaged by time,
Hindered by mortality,

We still seek, we still strive –

And we will not yield
Because truth is rarely
Where we expect to find it.

And so we follow
Sinking stars
For ever and forever.
©ettemeyer

Weekly Photo Challenge: For this challenge, show us what quest means to you.

I’m a wanderer, often setting out on a journey with only the goal of getting lost because…well, that’s one of the benefits of exploring, right?

This image is just one of the many icons that adorn the city walls of Seville, Spain.  These icons are commonplace, but I found them remarkable.  They reminded me that things of beauty and joy are often enshrined in ordinary and can be found even when you don’t know where you’re going or where you are.  So, as Tennyson poetically wrote, great things are bound to be discovered in each of our life’s quest if we dare to seek them out.

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City Mirrors

Nonsense, Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing

CityMirrorsPoem

City Mirrors
Though we’ll never meet
Know that our lives are
Mirrored in these city streets
Of hot glass, hard concrete
And cold steel –

But running late;
No time to contemplate,
Feet must move to and fro –
Things to see, places to go.

©Ettemeyer

WPC Mirror: This week, show us a mirror. You can take this photo challenge literally, and find reflections in mirrors, or in the stillness of a natural body of water. Live in an urban area? Some skyscrapers are beautifully reflective of the cityscape around them. Or, use this challenge to take a photo of yourself in the mirror. Self-documentation is important, especially for those of us who are usually behind the lens. Enjoy!

This Frame Haiku

Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing

ThisFrameHaiku

This Frame

Between  you  and  me,
This  frame  of “differences”
Is  in  “how”  we   see –
©Ettemeyer

WPC Frame Theme: This week, I’d love for you to look at things a bit differently. Whether it’s through an actual picture frame, a few stalks of grass, or even the spokes of a bicycle tire, find an alternative frame to the world around you and share what you see!

A Study in Blue

Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing

 

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The vase is cheap,
The berries are plentiful –
But Blue is remarkable,
Blue is rare.

© Ettemeyer

Oddly enough, despite the sky and ocean, blue is rare in nature compared to other colors.

WPC Theme Rare: For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something rare: a family heirloom. A cloudy day in a normally sunny desert. A sad frown on a cheerful kid’s face. Or anything else you think of as scarce and singular. I can’t wait to see what “rare” means to you!

A Funny Thing Haiku

Humor, Photography, Poetry, Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing

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A Funny Thing Haiku

The fun part of Love
Seems to be figuring out:
What does it all mean?
©Ettemeyer

Just a fun window display I came across during my walks in Rome (yep, that’s my reflection).

Weekly Photo Challenge (Fun!): This week’s theme is simple: share a photo of something fun! Let’s all shake our booties, literal or figurative.