Sunday, June 19, 2011

darkening light

Photo Credit: Mike Still





















alighting from the sun
a child walks on the water
wind can't blow her away-
that child lost in the threshold
of life and after-life.
secret passages of the lake
close in. her dad rues
sky seeks the child back into its fold

"blobs of light will reflect first, yet take it away"

23 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

Beautiful... this must be true...in the realms of unknown..thanks for taking me there Gautami..

Harshad mehta said...

leaves gloomy feeling.

jaerose said...

'wind can't blow her away'..amidst the sadness the image of this child..now strong..shines through..Jae

Monika said...

Its touching and very intriguing. Lovely!

chiccoreal said...

Dear Guatami: Excellent poem; very thoughtful.

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Beautiful image evoked.

teric said...

So sad and touching.

naramalone.com said...

I think I can see a child there in that light. I found this line: "that child lost in the threshold of life" striking.

Andy said...

So sad, Gautami.

Tumblewords: said...

Vivid imagery in this intriguing piece!

Wayne Pitchko said...

very nice Gautami...realy like this

Forgetfulone said...

beautiful poem!

Jingle said...

sad and touching.
what a story.
you nailed it.

PsycheBubbles said...

Very simple yet articulate..

Fred said...

What imagery and sentiment in such a short piece. Really, really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing.

I also think the picture lends it self to the words in such an enhancing manner:)

mindlovemisery said...

The image does give the illusion of a child's spirit. This is very sad but at the same time serene and beautiful

Marbles in My Pocket said...

deep and sorrowful. A good write with emotion.

Kim Nelson said...

And death takes the lead. I, too, wrote of death and loss...

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2011/06/20/bella/

Victoria said...

There is a mysterious quality in this one that almost transcends loss. Beautiful.

PremI said...

Emotional and very expressive...
splendid!

Cassiopeia Rises said...

Very moving images and words. Excellent Tami. Love it...


Melanie

lunawitch15 said...

great flow, vivid imagery. nice ... and sad.

Jenny said...

Such poignant imagery.