If we look closely, fairy tale images can be found all around us. Whether inside or out, there are nooks and hollows that glimmer with storybook charm. Here is a creative photographer who creates magical scenes with the ants in his yard. In photography, paying attention to the little things can lead to delightful surprises.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. We enjoyed Magdalena’s interpretation of a classic Indonesian folktale:
Every now and then
when the moon is so full it glows green
the wind might howl a lullaby
from another atmosphere.
Then you’ll take me by the hand
tell me I’m diligent
show me what to do, and I’ll do it
with grace, humility and well.
You’ll tell me I’m Garlic, the good girl
heady with the pleasure of service.
But mostly the sky is moonless
no breeze moves the air
you’ll know me as Shallots
the ugly sister
I know what I’ve lost.
Instead of cleaning I’ll howl
my dark side out
like a pumpkin full of vipers.
My eyes won’t touch the earth
chin too high to kiss.
I’ll eat the world and spit it out
licking hungry chops
leaving no bones.
PHOTO PLAY PROMPT: Find a little corner, nook, or hollow (inside or out) that reminds you of a storybook scene. Take a photo and share it with us.
NOTE TO POETS: Looking for your Monday poetry prompt? On Photo Play weeks, it’s right here. Find inspiration from the photo in the post and respond with a poem. Leave your poem in the comment box. We’ll be reading.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!