Today I returned to work from my vacation, but my recent creative spurt has still not run its course.
In an earlier post I shared photos that led me to write what can be termed an "ekphrastic poem".
This is just a fancy way to describe using a piece of art, or even a photo, to inspire a poem.
This morning, a half block from work, as I was walking under a freeway underpass, something hauling ass up a nearby wall caught my attention.
It was a Caterpillar!
This little creature was absolutely determined to make it to someplace and its journey had led it from who knows where to where it found itself when I encountered it....
climbing a very high wall with no idea what it would find once it reached the top.
I grabbed my cell phone and, as I spent 5 minutes observing its efforts, took several photos.
During my breaks and lunch, at work, I thought about how I could turn the journey of this beautiful creature into a poem or song for this blog.
One song title kept coming to mind, though I could not recall where I'd heard it, or how long ago.
When I got home a Google search turned up several songs of that title, by different artists.
I checked out the lyrics for one whose performer was someone I was familiar with and knew this was the one to serve as my inspiration...
I hope you enjoy the 4 photos and the song they inspired.