Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Safe Harbor

Picture It And Write

Reprinted from ermiliablog – Image by Jeffrey Smith

Long ago it guided ships to safe harbor
its bright beacon snuffed out by time
never to be replaced for legends endured
the stories of how darkness befell
of those who never returned
who had hoped to restore its glory
and now on stormy nights
some have seen a flicker and a figure
ghostly by momentary light
as intended by the blind man who resides within


  1. Oh, I loved this 'its bright beacon snuffed out by time'. What a beautiful description, Maggie! A great poem that encompasses the darkness of the picture. I like the idea of the lighthouse being once a great glorified landmark...but now is forgotten. Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write! :)

    - Ermisenda

    1. Thank you so much! I was led to you through a blog I follow. So happy it was this prompt. I was so inspired!

  2. I agree. I like the personification of time too, snuffing out... well, everything really.