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Ode to an Orb

Big River One Orb

A whole note,


like the Tao

of all that is.

You come to me

radiant and round,

announcing that

all that is and has been, is here right now.

Majestic sphere you are…

sustained, omnipresent and

boldly silent,

I sense without needing to explain.

We roam the sandy edges of Big River

looking for shells and stones.

When we retreat to look at our treasures,

you reveal yourself in validation.

The ancestors and stars are

a sphere in a photograph;

evidence of what is,

                                                    not what is questioned.

sand scape with yellow flower

Journal prompt: Try taking lots of photographs and see if you catch any orbs or unexplained colors, beams of light, and shadows. How do you feel about your camera shots? Write about your interest in (or lack of) things that show up in photos.   Even if you’re not interested in the paranormal, orbs, angels, or unexplained phenomenon, write about the quality of light. Let me know how it goes!

Poetry and photography credits: Susan E. Rowland


I made it this far and plan to keep going. I believe nature heals the soul. I love to journal, to write, do art, and music. I'm not afraid to tackle tough subjects. Solar-powered & drive hybrid. Trying to do my part. Earned my BA at 53. And, I believe, it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

3 thoughts on “Ode to an Orb

    1. Thank you, Sylvia. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Your horticulture and garden work is inspiring as well. Hmmm, what can we write about hydrangeas? All the best to you and yours on this lovely summer evening.

  1. Your creativity is unlimited! I always stand in awe of those who craft such beautiful poetry. Great post!

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