stealing the soul (just a little bit)

A Poem a Day in October 2016: #11

once upon a time
some believed that a photograph
was a doorway
to the soul

take a picture
take a snap
take a piece of me away

keep it behind glass
inside a frame

and here I am today
taking photographs
here I am today
stealing souls

little flower here

oxylobium-ellipticum-common-shaggy-pea
little orchid
there

glossodia-major-waxlip-orchid

faint pink
in a swatch of heath

micromyrtus-ciliata-fringed-heath-myrtle
and here

orange-disc-jelly-fungus
I’ve caught some fungi

those flowers
are the heart of Spring
in this rugged gorge land

the waters swirl
with a burst of élan
that feels alive

and
I have it here
Box Brownie boy
I have the soul of the gorge
to keep
for my own


© Frank Prem, 2016

Poem #12: tweedling October

Actually, the pictures above were taken by Leanne Murphy. Leanne Murphy but I helped to find them (on October 6th, 2016 – Springtime). If you’re interested in botanical names (and several more orchids), Leanne has given them in her blog entry.

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