Yield (continued)

Weaving sunshine attractions
on soundless sleep erosion.
Cradling the shadows
and splitting the shields…
a shift in slow motion.
So hungry for where
Why won’t yield.

Sleeping full moon attractions
All around us deep oceans
awakening the unknown
and tripping in the fields…
adrift in the low sun
running free for where
Why won’t yield.


I wrote “Yield” last year with this accompanying photo (click here).  As a writing exercise, I wrote a second stanza to this poem to see if I could capture my emotions in the similar word pattern and rhyme.



Natalie resides in Peoria, Arizona, with family. Her artistic journey has taken many twists and turns but photography and writing have become the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She is an artist at Offset.com, Lensdrop and Adobe. Her work/photography has been published by National Geographic Your Shot, Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and has been licensed for ads by Samsung and other companies for advertisements. Her best days are filled with loving and guiding her offspring and pups, music, reading, creating photographs and writings, hiking, yoga, cooking, and sky-gazing. In the social media world, she can be found on Instagram @natalie_a_wheeler, and as a moderator for @theechoesinside, a hub for self-portraiture.

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