Bay City, Poem I
San Francisco Bay. Seagulls plant themselves
near heavy metal, making tracks across a bridge.
It’s well know for its span and golden beauty.
Like a gothic cathedral, it spins toward heaven,
stops short, dips and trips to the other side.
Same story. Only the address has changed.
Bay City, Poem II
The seagulls spin and spiral and call.
They fly into the wind and over water.
Dawn catches them wings spread,
hang-gliding over ports and beaches.
© 2018, poems, Jamie Dedes; photograph courtesy of Petr Kratochvil, Public Domain Pictures.net.
WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT
There are many reasons why place is important to poets and writers. The reasons include not just inspiration – though that may often be primary – but also to evoke mood, to underline theme, and often even as a “character.” Write about a place you find particularly beautiful, meaningful, evocative or compelling in some way. Post your poem(s) or a link to it/them in the comments section below. If this is your first time responding to Wednesday Writing Prompt, please be sure to email a photo and brief bio to firstname.lastname@example.org so that you might be introduced to readers. This weekly theme-based prompt is all about exercising the writing muscle, showcasing your work and getting to know other poets. Please feel free – encouraged – to join in no matter the status of your career: novice, emerging or pro. All work shared in response to this week’s theme will be published next Tuesday.