“To me, the most confusing part about golf is that I don’t know whether I’d rather actually be playing golf, or sitting on the green composing haikus about the landscaping.” —Jarod Kintz
Every course is unique and offers a different challenge. Each a picturesque landscape of rolling fairways, water features, and neatly manicured greens. It is sport enveloped by nature.
A visual feast for photographers.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem from Prasanta we enjoyed:
White bell-shaped blooms bend slightly
Paying homage to depths beneath
Crisp grass forged upward
Through a deep darkness
By a cataclysmic split
Of a tiny seed
The ground brims
With tiny creatures wiggling
rummaging about the vastness
of open space, displaced momentarily
by bursting stalks
The ground beneath burgeoning,
Hopeful seeds trembling,
awaiting their glorious day–
and did you catch it, before it died?
Before it was chipped away,
Before it faded?
And life is like this,
This wait, this wait of spring
This waiting for bloom
This glancing at the cusp
Of something glorious
This waiting of–
All around me, the ground is plucked
And picked and upturned and raked
Struggling to shake off
the shreds of winter
And I have been waiting that long
For the land of dripping green.
PHOTO PLAY: Take a golfer’s eye view of grass, the same manner in which they “read” a green. Shoot your photograph low, maybe placing a golf ball or tee in the foreground to add interest. If you want to take photos on a local golf course, be sure to seek permission first. A public driving range is a good place to photograph a line of golfers practicing their swing. You can even visit a miniature golf course and snap a few lighthearted shots of the dreaded windmill hole.
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!