Thursday, October 26, 2006

Falling light

in this falling light I see
darkness and shadow are
the counterbalance
to the flame that burns
at the center


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Anonymous Becca said...

The photo is breathtaking ... the poem prayerlike. Amazing work ...

10/26/2006 3:45 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Balance. Yes.

10/26/2006 8:45 PM  
Blogger firebird said...

Oh, the colors, the colors! So luscious and rich--and such a composition-- you have outdone yourself here!

10/26/2006 9:14 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Oui, cette balance ombre-lumière est un symbole de la Vie !
Le pile et de face , le haut et le bas .....
Le plus souvent , on refuse de voir l'ombre , on ne veut voir que ce qui nous semble positif !

10/27/2006 12:01 AM  
Blogger charlie said...

Unless, of course, the flame burns too fiercely, too brightly. And, sometimes, life is like that - consumed by flame, no balance, light and then dark without the combination, no balance.

Great stuff, MB

10/27/2006 2:21 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

More words to add to the treasure box in my mind!

10/27/2006 4:49 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Lovely photo and poem.

10/27/2006 8:23 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Yes .... darkness is as necessary as light. As Jean says.

And as always, beautiful.

10/27/2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

wonderful reflection

10/27/2006 11:58 AM  
Blogger alan said...

Balance, always balance...


10/27/2006 1:57 PM  
Blogger polona said...

oh, perfect, mb!

10/27/2006 3:58 PM  
Blogger chuck said...

...a nice reminder...

10/27/2006 11:45 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Can light exist without darkness? Certainly not in this poem. Love it!!

10/28/2006 6:52 AM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Just plain lovely. And insightful. And true.

10/29/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

I love the simplicity and truth of this picture and the words you have chosen for it.

10/29/2006 8:07 PM  
Blogger floots said...

this one knocked me out
with its complex layers
of simplicity

thank you

10/30/2006 1:52 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Dark and light
Yin and yang

Thankyou for this. I shall carry it with me today,

10/30/2006 4:33 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Becca, yes, it is something close to a little prayer.

Mermaid, balance to me is a perpetual shifting, which makes it slightly deceptive, or at least counterintuitive.

Firebird, thank you. Candle light and reflections are fun to work with!

Jean, je crois qu'il peut etre que positif n'existe pas sans negatif. La lumiere n'existe pas sans l'ombre, certainement.

Charlie, I agree with you. One doesn't exist, or function, without the other in a life.

Endment, thank you. I'm honored you found something of value here.

Robin Andrea, thank you very much.

Mary, yet as we well know, it's not always easy to accept that they are both necessary. ;-)

Michelle, thanks. That's my piano!

Alan, always balance and never the same!

Polona, thank you for your kind words.

Chuck, thanks. Funny what can be found in a candle...

Pat, thank you.

Pauline, I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

Bitterroot, there was some paring down involved!

Floots, that's a very fine turn of phrase, "complex layers of simplicity." Thank you.

Herhimnbryn, thanks for your comment. It's much appreciated!

11/02/2006 7:11 PM  

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