Once in Tranquil Calm (#writephoto)

Sue Vincent, #writephoto prompt

(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a secluded corner, with calm water reflecting the green leaves of summer.)


Where I was once in tranquil calm

Amid the greens, where waters flow

In long-lost summersโ€™ timeless balm,

In soft repose, so long ago,


Where I was once in damp

Clothes and peals of laughter

On that lush river bank

Time misted thereafter,


Where I was, once

A more whole me,

Now dissonance

Comes seeking me


Where I,

Free, without qualms

Could access sanctuary;

Where I was once in tranquil calm.


Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

With thanks to Sue Vincent for her latest #writephoto prompt.


  1. Delightful melody. Lovely poem Antonia.

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Sue Vincent says:

    Gorgeous, Antonia. Perhaps returning with heal…

    1. antoniazen says:

      Sometimes it has to be about living as well as possible with, not healing, much as I’d like to. Frankly, as far as times in tranquil places I refer to are concerned I’m overjoyed if there is a wheelchair accessible path. Thanks for the comment and the inspiration, as always. ๐Ÿ’œ

      1. Sue Vincent says:

        I know what you mean. My son has a similar problem and so many places are not accessible. On the other hand, that seldom stops him doing outrageous things once he has made up his mind.

      2. antoniazen says:

        Good for him! I used to as well. I’m less outrageous now though I know those who would disagree. I’m glad your son has spirit, it will take him places no paths will. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      3. Sue Vincent says:

        It took him on a five thousand mile wander round India last year… even though he can’t walk and half his body doesn’t work any more ๐Ÿ™‚ he’s jumped out of planes, completed a triathlon and … well, I’m just surprised I haven’t had heart failure yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

      4. antoniazen says:

        Brilliant! He knows how to get the most out of life. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      5. Sue Vincent says:

        When he can be bothered to get out of bed ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. This is so beautiful! You spoke my heart! โค

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