“The Warden is a Seabird”

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I have always enjoyed artsy and obscure photographs.  Architecture, nature, odd little nooks and geometric shapes are fun to juxtapose in composition within a frame.  My mind’s eye may not be a professional one, but it has given me a glimpse of the extraordinary.

A recent trip to “The Rock” in San Francisco provided my little digital camera with an opportunity to capture some unique glimpses of this inhospitable place.  As I strolled and meandered about the island, I couldn’t help but attempt to capture the eerie feeling that seemed to ooze from the cracks and crevices of this place.   

*** 

Rust flakes and concrete cracks,

this Island now reformed.

“Were is the warden now?”

a ghostly voice transformed.

“The warden is a seabird,”

The pow-wow drum replies,

“his beady eyes survey

the empty harbour skies.”

The water tower moans

and creaks upon the rise,

Ivy wraps ’round the bars

And Nature claims her prize.

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One response to ““The Warden is a Seabird”

  1. So true that Nature claims everything back eventually. Love the photo…

    Thanks Karen – Nature is certainly reclaiming Alcatraz. It seems to have a “softer” appearance now than it did when it was utilised as a prison…

    “Move over men…Mama Nature is taking over…”

    [What did I eat this afternoon?].

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