Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence



Summer Sparks

A crackle in the stillness
Of a hot humid night
That spark of beauty
Illuminating the darkness
A billion grains of sand
Against a billion stars
Spellbinding in its power
Both creator and executioner
A not so quiet reminder
That the universe is bigger
Than even sentient beings can grasp
And any sense of control
Is but an illusion

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #143: Big

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

11 thoughts on “Spark

  1. Big is right. A lot more words and lines than your usual poems. 😉

    Exquisite shot, accompanied beautifully by the words. ❤ Oh my goodness, there's so much going on in both!

    Oh, oops! You missed the link back to the challenge. 😉

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  2. Thank you and good catch. I will fix it immediately.

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  3. All fixed. I must have gotten distracted 😏


  4. Hah! What are you doing up? No wonder you’re distracted. 😉

    Thx for the fix. =)

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  5. beautiful words and picture, both –

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  6. Thank you Beth! I was lucky to catch that lightning strike last Saturday and it took me all week to come up with the words. I really struggled. Nature is so awesome.

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  8. “Any sense of control / is but an illusion” true words. Lovely poem 🙂

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