Tuesday, August 17, 2010

shine in softness



our motion on the soft still misty river
is like rest in the liquid gloom

in silence is your stillness in the streaming
of light-whispered laughter all around

shine in softness to no waiting friend


(words excerpted from "coming to port")

13 comments:

jinksy said...

"Liquid gloom" Mmmmm... wonderful phrase.

Elisabeth said...

A magnificent photo, Steven. The central focus on the birds and the way the image is blurred around the edges is magical.

steven said...

jinksy i liked that also. i don't tend towards gloom but i know so many people for whom anything wet that falls from the sky is best described by that word! steven

steven said...

elisabeth thankyou. i'll be honest and say that i messed around with the original photograph for that effect. i needed it to open out the words. steven

willow said...

The Eastman is perfect with your image, Steven. Sigh.

steven said...

hi willow - if you read the original piece he wrote willow you'll know just how much i rearranged and pillaged. i hope he's alright with it!!! steven

Linda Sue said...

You rearrange and pillage so well! Beautiful photo, tweaked just right- ART!
Your yearning for big water seems evident.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Another lovely combination of words and pictures Steven.

Reya Mellicker said...

I don't know exactly why but that song "It's Just the Motion" by Richard and Linda Thompson (is that their name) came into my head as soon as I saw the picture here. Great song.

Great poem. Great image. Great.

steven said...

hey linda sue - thanks! there's this piece that says that being sacreligious can lead to goodness so i pillage and rearrange when necessary. steven

steven said...

thanks very much weaver. it's all pleasure for me. steven

steven said...

reay - i don't know that song but i'll be sure to look it up and listen as soon as i'm done here. thanks for all the "greats". steven

Joanna said...

Nice words; lovely image. Evocative--as always, Steven.