Thursday, July 30, 2020

Poetry: Tiny Circle

Tiny Circle

Take photos
Of beauty that exists,
Despite worldly ills and evils.

Preserve the image
Of what is,
Of what was given.

The beams from a lighthouse, reach out
To capture hue, light-play, texture,
Of the moving ocean,
As though trapping it in a fragile bottle
For one tenuous, exquisite moment.
The lens of an eye, like one of glass,

Quickly, jot down a thought
Before it is lost
In a sullen mist.

Quickly, etch a memory
Before it wafts away
In crashing waves.

Quickly, write it all
On the head of a pin,
And hope upon hope
That someone will read about
The beauty that was..Someday.


Read More Poems From The Adirondack Almanack HERE.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful New York State Adirondack Park.


6 Responses

  1. Phil Fitzpatrick says:

    Lovely. Thank you.

  2. Annette Pisano-Higley says:

    Thank you for reading and leaving your words.

  3. FRANK PISANO says:

    Another beautiful poem by my sister. Makes you really think deep about life. Love it!

    • Annette Pisano-Higley says:

      Thank you so much Frank! Yes these difficult times make us look inward to find the strength there. Thank God for family. Take good care and stay safe and well.

  4. Noel A. Sherry says:

    Annette, beautiful poem. I saved this one. Thanks for sharing your poems regularly.

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