Depth of a Wish

(Image of sun dogs off my balcony taken recently when the temperatures plummeted. I wished for an interesting, new photo and here it is.)

A wish

Is a tricky thing

A momentary thought

A sparkle of possibility

Harnessing the luck

Of a falling star

Or celebrating growth

From year to year

Or is it more than that


If one lingers too long

A wish turns into something else

A hope for the future

Or a dream to be fulfilled


Wishes are fickle

Manifesting whenever they choose

Some almost instantaneously

And others languish in the ether

Waiting for the time to be right

And others never have a chance

To grow their wings


V.J.’s theme: Wish

Patrick’s theme: Depth


About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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34 Responses to Depth of a Wish

  1. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful capture Olga! xxx

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  2. oneletterup says:

    Beautiful photo – a wish granted šŸ™‚
    Lovely lyrical poem to go along with it. I enjoy your phrasing – it’s so gentle and full of imagery…”languish in the ether” (love that!).

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  3. V.J. Knutson says:

    Seems your wishes come true – at least for photos. True that wishes are fickle – good insights here.

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  4. Looks like a eye’s pupil…

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  5. sgeoil says:

    Great capture. Wishes sometimes do come true or is it serendipity, I’m not sure, my ponderings over this weeks challenge are similar to yours. Wonderful poem!

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  6. I share the sentiment, Olga. When I wish for something, it always reminds of the saying, “Be careful of what you wish for…” then I hesitate. Lovely poem and wishing is tricky and blurry as shown in your image. šŸ™‚

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Miriam. I think the only way a wish has a chance of manifesting is if one does not hesitate and believes in that moment. I agree that one has to be careful about the nature of the wish because how and when it manifests is not up to us.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    Wonderful and insightful–both words and image. (K)

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  8. Janice says:

    What a fascinating phenomena…a lucky sighting indeed !

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    • Olga says:

      It was definitely a fascinating sight. My oldest daughter shared a sun dog photo from a trip to the Artic Circle a few years ago, but I’ve never seen one in Northern Ontario. Thanks, Janice. šŸ™‚

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  9. Wow great catch, Olga.

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  10. Denis1950 says:

    I have never seen or heard of this phenomena Olga. What a special photo and the poetry is pretty good as well.

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    • Olga says:

      Thanks for your comment, Denis. I read that the polar vortex is causing this solar phenomenon to be more common in lower latitudes. The magic number is 22 degrees. šŸ™‚


  11. Denis1950 says:

    We are closer to the equator so will never get to see one unfortunately

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  14. Wonderfully spoken Olga! ā¤

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  15. -Eugenia says:

    Wonderfully insightful and stunning image. Thank you for following BrewNSpew.

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  16. Olga says:

    Thank-you, Eugenia. Always wonderful to find another inspiration for my creativity. ā¤


  17. aj vosse says:

    That’s a stunner!

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