Thursday photo prompt: Worn #writephoto

worn-steps
Photo by Sue Vincent

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “My Own Heart…” by Gerard Manley Hopkins: heart, comfort, wet, smile, unforseen, self, get, pity, tormented, eyes, advise, mile

Miles and miles of being away
My tormented heart gone astray
Unforseen battles on their way
Still I smile when I’m at play
The worn steps welcoming me
I’m at home and I’m full of glee

The comfort of being at home
Eyes wander at the garden gnome
Different things I get when I roam
Advise me to visit the dome
Could be dry, could be wet, the steps
Pity I don’t know what is next

For myself I have shortcomings
Don’t know what I am becoming
Looking for something and running
I calm down when I’m homecoming
The worn steps are always there
Where I belong fair and square*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

* The LaCharta, created by Laura Lamarca, consists of a minimum of 3 stanzas with no maximum length stipulation. Each stanza contains 6 lines. The syllable count is 8 per line in iambic tetrameter and the rhyme scheme is aaaabb ccccdd eeeeff and so on. “La” is Laura Lamarca’s signature and “Charta” in Latin, simply means “poem”.

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13 responses

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  2. Francesca Howard

    Wonderful! I love worn steps. You just marvel at their history, their ability to still be there and the millions that must have trod them.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Francesca 🙂

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  3. willowdot21

    Be it ever so humble there’s no place like home 💜

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    1. ladyleemanila

      yes, no place like home! 🙂 thank you ❤

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      1. willowdot21

        💜

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  4. Dr. Crystal Grimes

    Beautiful as always, thank you for sharing!

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    1. ladyleemanila

      my pleasure Dr. Crystal 🙂

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  6. hank77

    kaykuala

    Home sweet home it has always been. The treatment here LadyLee is overwhelmingly beautiful. Thanks for the new form, should be trying it forthwith.

    Hank

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Hank 🙂 home sweet home!

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  7. Sue Vincent

    You manage to surprise me every week with your choice of form, Lady Lee 🙂

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    1. ladyleemanila

      Thank you Sue x

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