Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Morning Of

The Evening After

Wind whipped hanging ferns
at the market, blue tent, clouds;
all gone as I write.


am said...

Gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.

I've heard this translated as:

Gone, gone, gone all the way over, everyone gone to the other shore, enlightenment, Hallelujah!”


Gone from suffering, gone from duality, gone from forgetfulness to mindfulness.

Makes me think of Hiroshige. All gone as he paints.

lowenkopf said...

Trying new haiku
after Lori's example;
all I got was this.

Anonymous said...

Wow - a blue pyramid!

Jon said...

What a pretty picture.
How did you make the clouds do that?

Dana S. Whitney said...

Wonderful framing (or cropping). Love the shapes and contrasts. Texas skies are amazing.

Dave MacIntyre said...

Nice contrasting of blues. I like the words that accompany this too!

Laureline said...

Only four elements in this photo, but the juxtapositions are stunning. Composition, too, of course. Your words, too, as always.

Pythia3 said...

The papers blew out of my notebook...
that evening; to-do's and doodles,
poetic verses and phone number scribbles...
I could feel that wind.

Lori Witzel said...

Wow! Thanks, all y'all!

am -- I love that Buddhist refrain, it's full of such movement and then the lovely ultimate stop.

Shelly -- *snork* Reminds me of some doggerel-offs I've had with friends, where we went from bad to (wait for it) verse.

Marja-Leena -- There were lots of other colored tents, but none with just the right other stuff. You would've liked the fresh farm egg vendors I'm sure!

Jon -- Thanks! (I'm a cloud-whisperer.)

KPW -- Thanks, and ain't that true about the skies! It was framing not cropping, and it took a little bit of rising on my toes to get the tops of a few people's heads out of the frame. (I may have scared other passers-by off from my odd stretching...)

Dave M. -- Thanks, and you're a guy who knows some real true blues -- appreciate the kind words!

Laura -- Aw shucks! So, are you having a blast in the UK? And what on earth happened to Wally's blog (or his mind, as the case may be)?

Pythia3 -- Thanks. I'm always so glad to "see" you, and your writing buddies like Jon and Stewart -- hope y'all are having fun!