It’s the first official day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020! So what’s the prompt, right?
“… a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. For example, bowling, or shopping for socks, or shoveling snow, or teaching a child to tie its shoes. “
So okay,… hmmm lots of things come to mind. But what’s one that really seems to be what I do over and over again,…
I of the Camera by Michael Doyle Eye of the camera seeing Tripped across the heart of this human being Something interesting seen Or, put another way than is has been Lenses effect the view Of what's brought before me and you Soft colors provide a background of blur Telephotic that soul stirs I of the camera seeing As the normal eye might show Pleasure in the softness of being The decisions made control the flow Seeing the world in terms of composition A simple stream of semi-conscious decision Marveling at the world in terms of the wonderful And seeing what it is as awesome and beautiful As I wander all over God's green premises It seems the focal lenses allow the emphasis That allow me to see from the distance Or, to take the close up that has met resistance Eye of the camera seeing Captures the inner dreams of my being Wide or thin in the reflexive Keeps my life in needed perspective Living my life in witness to the amazing Even the ordinary made extraordinary in praising Each moment caught in its prime As the trick of my eye dances across time The lessons learned are in what you see All of life is simply visual poetry These are the things of which I stay in tune Whether in break of day or under light of moon (c) April 1, 2020 Michael Doyle All Rights Reserved