Sunday, April 24, 2011

a statement


Photo Credit: Greg Laychak
a statement-
I see in your stature
that fierce independence
is never far away
fuchsia, pinks and whites
merge with the grey
you redesigned that window
to usher in the orange-yellow sunshine
I walk out of the frame
corridor swallows me in

"that path can contain only you,
while I remain in the periphery"

21 comments:

dustus said...

Your poem speaks to her individual determination and the fact that she is alone. A deep poem. Well done.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Very emotional.

Happy Easter!

Kerry O'Connor said...

You have captured the essence of the picture, in both the past and present of the subject.

Stan Ski said...

A strength and depth to your words that match the photo well.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

A statement, of confidence and independence, an enjoyable read

kez said...

lovely thank you

Mary said...

A poem with depth and a spirit of independence! Well written, Gautami.whid

Claudia said...

the corridor swallowing her - i like

Ron. said...

Ekphastic tour-de-force.

Beachanny said...

Yes you brought color to her and a sense of her survival through it all. Very well done. Gay

Chris G. said...

Lends strength to her individuality and her independence, but the end note does leave a sad ring to the matter, a loneliness stemming from that path...

C Rose said...

Great statement of the journey and how we must walk alone at times. Beautifully honored the prompt! ~ Rose

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Reflections said...

Captured well, the individual strength, yet the longing for sunlit days beyond the window frame.

Brian Miller said...

shivers at the corridor swallowing...i wonder if the independence is forced?

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful juxtaposition of then and now.

brenda w said...

This is beautiful. The corridor swallows me in...sad.

Gloria said...

Very powerful....the last lines grab at the heart. Beautiful

Caroline Gerardo said...

The closest to Greg's heart/art. Abstract, tender, chilling truthful, with a soulful grace.
I wish I were half a poet as your mind.

Jingle said...

amazing..

A++

Steve Isaak said...

Good, solid work.