Poetry challenge: Golden dart of happiness

The five words of the Secret Keeper’s Monday word prompt are


A powerful bunch of words to play with. Follow the link to add your poem to the entries.

The painting is actually called The Ninth Wave so I had to use it.


Nine waves crash upon the strand,

In my ears the surf’s roar,

But still I cannot follow.

A shot at happiness darts bright,

Swift arrow flight,

Golden light,

Beyond the breakers towering.

Hands reach out to seize the wandering gull,

Circling, circling above the sea,

Deep and dark as my hopes.

White wings soar beyond the line,

And I am left behind,

In the intense, immense blue of the empty air,

Wondering will this flawed spring ever grow

To the bright summer of my dreams.