Friday, September 5, 2014

Evening's Edge

 
dragonflies dart by waters edge
the glistening of blue green hues
mirroring their iridescence
as though relative

while light shines on lifeless limbs
the sun showing no distinction
between the living and the dead
drawn only by the vast expanse
of continuous horizons

gliding through the evening depths
easing into letting go
of breath, of body, of mind
expanding ripples contort
everything of human form

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32 comments:

  1. So true....the light shines on all, the lifeless and the living, indiscriminately! Such a lovely last stanza, Kathryn.

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    1. I was watching the sun set between two dead trees which have been driving my husband nuts. Had to smile at how beautiful it looked.

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  2. Reading here I liked your dragonfly and how you glide into spirituality guiding through a meditative write. Well done to get to your point showing people how to get there..

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  3. Love this.. it's like the letting go of summer... and the picture is a blessing to look at.

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    1. Thanks Bjorn, it was so beautiful yesterday evening I got lost in the letting go.

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  4. Love the sense of life's energy and release in this Kathryn... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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    1. Thanks Scott, a lot less dark and depressing as some of my other poems.

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  5. What spectacular colors in your dragonfly photo...love the serenity in this poem, the gliding through the evening!

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  6. The colors from your picture are dazzling like your words on page ~ True that light shines on us all, even lifeless forms ~

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    1. Thanks Grace. I had to dig around in my photos to find a dragonfly image to work with as I didn't have my camera to hand when I saw the one yesterday that inspired this piece.

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  7. Love this one...and the dragonfly pic is mesmerizing!

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  8. Strong and deep visual words.

    So insightful and beautifully written. Love it! :)

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  9. first - i love the pic and there's such a peacefulness in this... the letting go... the shining on no matter what...heck i had a tough week with loads of work and not much sleep.. really speaks to me

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  10. gorgeous image to go with this. love the last two lines of your poem especially.

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  11. i love dragonflies...they are so cool..we had some neat black and white winged ones...
    the sun comes to all, regardless of our place...perhaps that is grace....

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    1. Dragonflies are so amazing to look at. We don't seem to have the black and white ones here but there were some at my father-in-law's in Kansas and there were incredible.

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  12. really rich imagery, each stanza takes us to a different place

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    1. Thanks, kind of the way my thoughts drifted the other day.

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  13. "the sun showing no distinction
    between the living and the dead"...beautiful words...

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  14. This photograph is AHmazing!!!!!! You know I'm not a bugs and birds girl, but I love this. Triple wow.

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  15. "gliding through the evening depths" nice!

    amazing detail and colour.

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    1. Thank you, this was inspired by such a beautiful evening.

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  16. I like the line - the shines on everything.

    Your poem radiates peacefulness and calm and the dragonfly's photo is magical. :-)

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  17. This is a beautiful piece Kathryn. I like that notion that the sun makes no distinction between the living and the dead. Very well done.

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    1. I thought about that line watching the sun set and just knew I had to incorporate it somehow.

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  18. "no distinction" - liked that a lot. The dragonfly is gorgeous - I know you like to photograph them and I follow a blog "Backyard & Beyond" and he had a post on dragonflies. http://matthewwills.com/2014/08/30/future-dragonflies/

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