Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chasing the Lighthouse

© Jaime Clark

I’m caught in a cerebral fog, 
An aimless drifter on stormy seas
With no map to guide my way, 
Trying to find meaning 
In this mental void, 
Wishing for 
An inspirational lighthouse
To set my thoughts 
Back on course.
I feel the void 
Echoing its lonely song 
Through my world, 
An aching that mirrors my every move.  
I’m lost in transience, 
A floating wisp of ether 
That never materializes 
Into something substantial.

~~~~ This was written for a photo prompt from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.  This also was written for the OctPoWriMo Day 4 prompt of “Inspiration and/or Rules.”  (Yeah, playing a little catch up on the prompts!)


Margaret said...

...An inspirational lighthouse

Ha! Fortunate for you, it did materialize into something clever.

aprille said...

Hiya Mary,
The first half works as a shijo, even though you didn't plan it.
Very nicely used metaphors taken from the image.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"I feel the void" and "lost in transience" the sustained note of searching that runs through this poem.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I loved that you found a way to make this lighthouse a central motif in your poem about searching for self.

Susie Clevenger said...

There is sigh written throughout the piece...wishing for the void to be filled. Lovely piece!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, wow, Mary, I can so relate to the feelings here. So often I've longed for the guidance of such a lighthouse.

Grace said...

I like the searching for the inspirational lighthouse ~ I hope we find it, solid and inspiring ~

Mary said...

A lighthouse definitely can bring a welcome beacon into our lives and show us the way.

Hannah said...

I just love the extended metaphor in this especially this portion, Mary:

"Wishing for
An inspirational lighthouse
To set my thoughts
Back on course."

Nicely written!!