Gentle light that strays and returns

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    Try to praise the mutilated world
    Remeber June's long days,
    and wild strawberries, drops of rose wine.
    The nettles that methodically overgrow
    the abandoned homesteads of exiles.
    You must praise the mutilated world.
    You watched the stylish yachts and ships;
    one of them had a long trip ahead of it,
    while salty oblivion awated others.
    You've seen the refugees going nowhere,
    you've heard the executioners sing joyfully.
    You should praise the mutilated world.
    Remember the moments when we were together
    in a white room and the curtain fluttered.
    Return in thought to the concert where music flared.
    You gathered acorns in the park in autumn
    and leaves eddied over the earth's scars.
    Praise the mutilated world
    and the grey feather a thrush lost,
    and the gentle light that strays and vanishes
    and returns."
    -- Adam Zagajewski, 2000

    edinei montingelli, Sean_Woodrunner, and 34 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. edinei montingelli 25 months ago | reply

      Very Creative Work ! Compliments !

       Awesome Creative Group Award ;

      Post 1 And Comment 1

    2. edinei montingelli 25 months ago | reply

      Wonderful poetry with so nice use of the light, Cate !!!

    3. Cate Storymoon 25 months ago | reply

      edinei montingelli You're a dear. Thank you! <3

    4. Skippy Beresford 25 months ago | reply

      Beautiful connections throughout, my friend. Keep shining your light. Sending big hugs to you. Hope you are doing well and are smiling.

    5. tamarind.silverfall 25 months ago | reply

      {{{{Cate}}}} Hang in there kiddo, what goes down must come up...I know this is backwards but I prefer it that way. :)

    6. Cate Storymoon 25 months ago | reply

      Skippy Beresford Thank you so much, Skippy, little friend. All is odd, but well. Keeping on...

    7. Cate Storymoon 25 months ago | reply

      Tamarind Silverfall I completely get that, Tam. Bless you for the hug and kindness, dear heart! <3
      {{{{ You }}}}

    8. Steve Taylor (Photography) 25 months ago | reply

      :Just found this classic art
      In our School of Fine Arts!
       award code by Adriënne, on Flickr
      Ecole des Beaux Arts

    9. Gidgette Adagio 25 months ago | reply

      Skippy says it so well...and I was just going to write "beautifulness Sister Heart"! xoxo

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