Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Green Caves Of Sky



First thing, try and locate the scene.
Guesses, possible terrain.
I must have been there,
stood in that place of foam and speed.
The rock, a living thing, breathing –
the trees and leaves making
a green cave of sky.

Four, five tributaries powering
down in ghostly flumes.

For an amateur snap, it's not bad.
An indication, a clue...

So when?

What dates it is the reverse.

AGFA. The fact that it was sent away
to be developed. Film, then.

The water held in a frame of 6 by 4.
Stopped mid-torrent to be lost somewhere,
misplaced, put in a box and forgotten.

Until today.

My life similarly frozen.

Trying to get back to the source.
The sense of time and energy flowing again.

4 comments:

  1. Wonderful. Beautifully done. Thanks, Jonathan.

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  2. Thank you William. From a chance encounter with an old photograph. Devon or Wales probably.

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  3. What a beautiful title, image, words.

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