Words that flow...

Words and images - powerful elements of our everyday life. Most of the time we take them for granted, but sometimes something happens to make you aware of how important they are... and how thankful you are to have the opportunity to use or appreciate them. Here lies some of my words and pictures (which are untouched apart from cropping, unless I've said otherwise) - Please add your words to mine, and leave a comment. Thanks for visiting!

15 October 2006

Still Motion


I was driving the everyday drive, and passing the time by looking at the sky. There was a joy of realising that I was so small, and the sky and beyond so big. Up there, people were flying to work, holidaying, or visiting friends and families in far away lands. I had one of those moments, I mentioned before, where I realised how lucky I was to be alive, and able to appreciate life teeming all around, the expanse of the universe, the miniscule atoms unseen... I was here, now, and though I would some day be gone, I had my place. And I could still make a difference:

Still Motion

Tailors' unpickers rip autumn sky,
frozen trails hung exquisitely.
Quiet curtain billows through window
touching me.

A tremendous spider climbs the trees,
spindly orange legs hug branches bearing life.
Amber webs fissure of tarmac river,
captures me.

My vessel propelled between modern artifacts.
Metal confluents entangle themselves
damming all within inert turbulence
trapping me.

Complaint yields stock retort, window closes
to onslaught. Plea for hole brings whirlpool.
Rapid undercurrent drags me searching,
emerging to see

sun-stuff slapped on rooftops dazzling
rectangular stars beam fire in my eyes.
Kaleidoscope leaves blaze imprint
sparking an ember.

I remember me - master helmsman,
innate navigator can go with or without
flow, calm not becalmed there is
still motion.

© Annelisa Christensen 11:34 am

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2 Comments:

At October 22, 2006 5:39 am, Blogger Kilroy_60 said...

Am I understanding correctly that you write this fresh to match the images? Sorry, a bit slow on the update...it's been a long day and yet I'm not sleeping.

 
At October 22, 2006 9:00 pm, Blogger Annelisa said...

Hi again, Kilroy_60

All my life I've taken photos, and stuck them in a drawer (I'll get some more out soon...) The writing's been done in another time, another place. When I write something here, somehow it seems incomplete without an image... and I look to see what I have that 'feels right'. I haven't scanned in many yet, so like the poems, I'm going to have to dig deeper to keep the flow... :-)

 

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