11.7.07

Balance


Evening, originally uploaded and copyright by Lawrence Wright

A photo from my friend, Lawrence Wright (aka northdevonfarmer) motivated me to write a longer-than-usual comment on his Flickr photo, because it reminds me of how much I love the way we humans make art out of seemingly ordinary objects, everyday emotions or simply the impulse to create:


perhaps along the way
you see a stone,
your creative mind sees more
than stone

you pick it up
handle the stone's weight, its' heft
feel its' shape, the smooth roundness
you look around,
see a pointed stone nearby
your imagination sees the two
together
in such a way that you
transform both stones -- and more:
you change their context,
the environment in which they exist

and when you leave, there is
a balance struck
between these two simple old shapes
and the air and
the earth beneath them
waiting for the next passerby to see
and understand
and delight
and imagine

3 comments:

Pam said...

Oh, yes.

Tammy said...

Maureen, this was a wonderful poem to compliment this photo. You always find the beauty in simplicity and I love that you share it. :)

maureen said...

thanks to both of you :o}