A Prompt for All

I found this musical writing prompt on Circles Under Streetlights, though she found it on Man of the Word. I follow and admire them both very much.

I closed my eyes and listened to the music and was brought to tears and decided to write. I would suggest listening to the prompt, perhaps with eyes closed and then keep it open in another window to play while reading what’s written here. And don’t forget to check out what the other authors wrote.Fall Day 2010 050 

Here’s my response to the music:

A leaf pulled along

Running below the surface of the river

Its bright gold flash

Catching the eye of Time.

Rising to the surface



Gliding through the standing stones

Markers on the way

that stay

while I go on.

Eddies pull me aside



Lost in endless turning tones

Under, over but not away

Squandering the breaking day

I stay.

Breath moves me.

Currents beneath nudge.

Stream pulls the leaf

Free, torn away

Gold to grey

Running below the surface of the river

Disappearing in glorious silver light

Catching the eye of Time.


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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