Monday, September 25, 2006

So far away

















in a dream of stars
shone a beloved face

reached for that hand
across empty space

could not span
the cloudy distance

before a rippling
disappearance

suddenly woke
still steeped in aching

found and lost in
dreams and waking

18 Comments:

Blogger snowsparkle said...

cool, otherworldly image for this evanescent poem. i like the way the trees seem to be reaching as well.

9/25/2006 12:09 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I love this photograph, it captures night and the flash of awakening so well. A lot of longing in the poem, the way a dream fades before morning.

9/25/2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

...still steeped in aching...

:(

9/25/2006 2:53 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Sigh...

9/25/2006 4:48 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Fantastic photograph to go with this poem. A perfect match!!

9/25/2006 6:48 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Quelle belle image !
Comme les voutes gothiques , elle aspire vers le haut .

9/26/2006 8:03 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Stunning photo...I love your words completely, but that photo knocks me over!

On my Adorama wish list is an infrared filter for my Nikon. I remember seeing some IR (film) color shots that did things like this years ago.

Thank you, always!

alan

9/26/2006 9:53 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

that one really pulled at my heart...and the pic...WOW!

9/26/2006 1:28 PM  
Blogger polona said...

i was captivated by this photo before i read the poem... and the words do it justice.

9/26/2006 2:13 PM  
Blogger floots said...

"steeped in aching" says it all for me
i dread (and revel in) those days
cheers

9/26/2006 11:21 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

last evening looking out into the heavens, i saw the midnight blue, Ble, midnight, I smiled. And thought how could I capture this on film...
And here it is in this post. Perfect true and holy.

9/27/2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, all, for your comments.

9/29/2006 10:56 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

A filagree of longing -- so fine.

(And wow, you've been busy!)

9/29/2006 8:38 PM  
Blogger Rare Blue said...

I love love love this photograph.

G.

9/30/2006 8:54 AM  
Blogger Sue hardy-Dawson said...

Really, really beautiful-almost a lullaby

9/30/2006 10:03 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Lori, G., and Sue, thank you for your lovely comments.

9/30/2006 4:27 PM  
Anonymous yllstonewolf said...

lovely and so familiar. you are a poet heart.

10/03/2006 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Via said...

"suddenly woke
still steeped in aching

found and lost in
dreams and waking"

I want always to remember this. Something you can't bear to remember, but can't bear to forget.

10/03/2006 7:02 PM  

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