Over the Fence








At midday,

the untamed land

beyond the fence

called for potential adventurers,

needing for it’s dark areas

to be explored.


When the sun sets along

the fence line it transformed

the overgrowth to a magical place.

Sunlight dancing among branches

and hidden places laden with

imaginative potential.


Darker shadows of night

transformed it into a

sinister realm of unknown,

potential lair for denizens of evil.

A foreboding place to deter

intrepid travelers.


Written from a Poetry prompt at the Imaginary Garden using the Photography of Shanyn Silinski (who the photo above belongs to). Check out her blog for more great work.


Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

3 responses to “Over the Fence

  1. This is delightful. I liked the repeated use of potential in the last two stanzas, like a refrain. Could you find a place for it in the first stanza as well?

  2. Shawna

    Funny how lighting plays tricks on us.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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