Posts tagged ‘reflection’

20/10/2013

Reflection

 

In you he finds the space to be,

So obvious for all to see.

You sit together on the seats:

You’re sharing thoughts, not needing words.

 

I watch you, wonder if you know,

And wonder if you’re growing cold.

He’s gazing down upon your hands:

You know he is: he often does.

 

And then, I’ve gone a step too far:

Not you, but me I’m reading here.

You catch my eye, then look away.

He only needs to touch your hands.

 

The thoughts pass on, the words have gone:

The two of us are miles apart.

 

 

This poem was written as a response to the photograph by artist Cheryl Garner. It is part of an on-going journey.

The photographs, with poems, can be found at:

www.thecheesewolf.co.uk/category/vicarious-journeys/

the work of Cheryl Garner can be found at:

http://cherylgarner.squarespace.com/

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04/11/2012

The Garden

 

The garden stretched out in the dark,

To olive groves as old as air,

To pines in which the nightjars whirled,

And clapped their wings attracting mates.

 

The garden kept its boundaries vague:

It ended, but it never ceased.

The smell of earth and growth the same,

No matter how the planet turned.

 

The garden had an ancient name,

And older still its crumbling walls.

The nightingales could tell its tales,

Instead they chose to lure the moon.

 

The garden drew us back to muse

On how we’d lived, and how we’d tried.