Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Photographer's Wife, Yosemite

Charis, Lake Ediza, California, 1937 by Edward Weston

Lips unmoving,
there's too little to say.

With feet propped on stone,
a new kind of cold.

Ice sheets below,
where silence pervades

And against this wall
a soul waits, unfazed.

Girded for war,
but heaving to be free

Why bother to blink,
with one's heart frozen shut?

Now once more, please,
and relax this time.

Then ready a fire
for the photographer's wife.

~a bit of poetry I wrote for Mag 142


Helen said...

... one of my favorites this week!!

Hausfrau said...

Wow, thanks so much, Helen!

BavarianSojourn said...

Beautiful words! Love the photograph too, she does have a certain "resigned" look doesn't she? :)

Shauna said...

Excellent. Verses 4 and 5 are

Karen S. said...

A sweet bit of words you wrote- for artist and his wife. Very fitting for this prompt! Nicely laid out.

Berowne said...

Very perceptive - and rather moving...

Hausfrau said...

Thanks, Bavarian! And I thought the same about the look on her face.

Berowne, Karen S., and Shauna--I really appreciate your helpful and affirming thoughts!

Kat Mortensen said...

I really like the "heaving to be free". Nicely done.

Helena said...

'Why bother to blink....' that's a cool line, that is!

Tess Kincaid said...

Why bother to blink,
with one's heart frozen shut?

Excellent write.

Hausfrau said...

Kat and Helena, glad you liked those lines.

Tess, thanks so much!

~T~ said...

Oh, yes, start the fire. Very nice!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Terrific photo and your writing is beautiful! Now I am going to check out your other posts on some of my past travel destinations.

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Relyn Lawson said...

"Does this photo make my butt look big?" Sorry - it just struck me funny.

OK - on more serious note. I love your poem.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the photo and the poem is absolutely amazing. You're extraordinarily talented :)

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Hausfrau said...

T, Ann-Marie, Relyn, and Optimistic Existentialist--I very much appreciate your comments; sorry it has taken me this long to respond!

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