Sunday, December 06, 2009

One Single Impression: Lighthouse (an acrostic)

LIGHTHOUSE
...(an acrostic)

Light shines brightly
Incandescent
Guide for sailors
Heralds the shore
Times of gone by
Home for keeper
O lonely place
Untold beauty
Seen so seldom
Enjoyable



Poem Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved


Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
Lighthouse is at Point Bolivar, Texas,
adjoining Galveston on the east
after a brief ferry ride.


Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Light House" as prompt was
suggested by Geraldine at
My Poetic Path

Submitted for Acrostics Only December, 2009, prompt 7, Open: Poet's Choice
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21 Comments:

At Sunday, December 06, 2009 3:55:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

You've captured so many elements of the old lighthouse life here.

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:12:00 AM, Blogger Nessa said...

Lovely. Lighthouses are fascinating.

Santa Puppets

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 6:55:00 AM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Jim, very well done. Your words illicit many images to think about. I wrote my piece with memories of Arcadia. I think the New England coastline has a number of really outstanding lighthouses, especially up towards Maine. Put your rollerskates on and come over to my place. :)

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 7:23:00 AM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

Inspired, beautiful. Lighthouses are lonely. And necessary.

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 8:24:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Jim I like the way you played with this one, very creative. I especially love these lines ...

"O lonely place
Untold beauty
Seen so seldom"


Please make sure to link it at Acrostic Only as prompt #7 ...

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Maggie said...

I have read books in the past which spoke of the lonely life of being the keeper of the light in the Lighthouse.

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 1:05:00 PM, Blogger Sweetest in the Gale said...

Wonderful! The black and white photo added to the times gone by feel of this.

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 7:44:00 PM, Blogger Amity Me said...

that's really how a light house to us...i remember when i was a teener, climbing the light house in our place through the rocky side of the cliffs!

and there's that significant one you can see at the top, a lonely keeper!

awesome take on the prompt Jim!

good evening there!

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Tumblewords: said...

Cool acrostic - it's a super read!

 
At Sunday, December 06, 2009 10:57:00 PM, Anonymous floreta said...

lighthouses have a mysterious beauty

 
At Monday, December 07, 2009 1:39:00 AM, Blogger Tammie Lee said...

such an amazing mix in the life of a lighthouse. wonderful poem.

 
At Monday, December 07, 2009 3:08:00 AM, Blogger Yellow Tulip said...

lovely take on the promt:)...good one

 
At Wednesday, December 09, 2009 12:06:00 PM, Blogger if said...

seen so seldom.........yes....!

 
At Wednesday, December 09, 2009 5:37:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

Fantastic acrostic and you are right- seldom seen. I love when I do come across one though!

 
At Wednesday, December 09, 2009 6:55:00 PM, Blogger Carlos Gesmundo said...

I saw an old lighthouse in San Diego late last summer. It does feel like a "lonely place." You wonder how the lighthouse keeper kept his wits.

 
At Wednesday, December 09, 2009 11:29:00 PM, Blogger Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

very nicely done jim!

 
At Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:58:00 AM, Blogger Joshua St.Cyr said...

This is a very good poem. With a few simple words you make me think of so many things. Very well done.

 
At Thursday, December 10, 2009 11:49:00 AM, Blogger Cassiopeia Rises said...

Jim my friend, this is lovely. It gives one a time of peace to think upon those cold winter nights in the the Lighthouse.. I loved it.


love, Melanie

been in hospital again. I think I have sprung a leak, Needed more blood. GLAD TO BE BACK.

 
At Friday, December 11, 2009 2:17:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Just thinking about you Jim, wondering if this erratic weather we are having here got you down?

 
At Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:01:00 AM, Blogger Kathiesbirds said...

Jimmie, I really like this one! You have captured its essence well!

 
At Sunday, January 03, 2010 5:56:00 AM, Blogger Amias said...

Acrostic Only congratulates you! Your acrostic won
“Best Acrostic Poetry Award”, and you are most deserving.

Jim this is good!

 

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