Every Limitation an Opportunity

Opportunity by Maria L. Berg 2022

Opportunity

When searching out a new opportunity, we open ourselves to “an appropriate or favorable time or occasion: a situation or condition favorable for attainment of a goal: a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success.” What is favorable? Affording advantage, opportunity, or convenience; advantageous. And advantageous? Furnishing convenience or opportunity; favorable; profitable; useful; beneficial. The circular nature of abstract nouns is a merry-go-round.

For today’s images, I wanted to attempt to put doors in the mountain, but I lost my opportunity because the clouds came in, making the mountain disappear before I got up. However, changing my point of view provided new opportunities.

Blooming Opportunity by Maria L. Berg 2022

dVerse Poets Pub

For today’s poetics Lillian provided a challenging prompt to use compound words from a list.

The Poem

Navigating Twilight Hours

Exhausted from a glutted day so good,
night announces her arrival with a star.
Fish spark algae trails in the still water,
proof of life hiding like sweet honey.
Dew is but an inkling to the dark earth.
Quake in awe of the mystery at hand.

Shake the salt when tail-feathers show.
Off his game, his flight won’t block the sun.
Burn the branch from which he screams all day.
Time will slow, so night can catch the moon.
Light the path until their shadows cross.
Walk on the glow until blistered and exhausted.

Pink Squirrel Opportunity by Maria L. Berg 2022

16 thoughts on “Every Limitation an Opportunity

  1. You’ve gone above and beyond the limits of the challenge here, and made every line work on words I considered unusable. I especially love this line Lillian quotes “…Time will slow, so night can catch the moon…” but I’m also impressed by the smoothness of every transition, and the poem as a whole.

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  2. This is absolutely exquisite! I especially admire; “proof of life hiding like sweet honey/Dew is but an inkling to the dark earth.”💝

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  3. Amazing! You truly compounded me with eleven of the compound words, their root words so well placed within the poem. Yup, I saw that one at the end of the first stanza, second half at the first of the second stanza. I am particularly smitten with these lines:
    “Time will slow, so night can catch the moon.
    Light the path until their shadows cross.
    Walk on the glow until blistered and exhausted.”
    Well done! Thank you for posting to the prompt.

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