within reach

There

They were

Floating high

In the night air

Worlds I sought to touch

Sometimes, seeming so close

That all I needed to do

Was to stretch as far as I could

And if I closed my eyes while reaching

I could pull myself up to where they were

©2021 Annette Rochelle Aben

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/06/15/tanka-tuesday-weekly-poetry-challenge-no-230-ekphrastic-photoprompt/

17 responses to “within reach

  1. I really like the hope in your words. (K)

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  2. Annette, I love the idea of stretching to reach that goal. Clearly, it’s there for you, written in the stars. I enjoyed this piece so much! ❤

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  3. I really enjoyed this poem, Annette. Well done.

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  5. Beautiful, Annette!

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  6. As they say Annette written in the stars.. and your words certainly were.♥

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  7. Your poem reminds me of camping trips with my family growing up. We would lay down on blankets, watch the stars and try to find the constellations. Beautiful. ❤ xo

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