Sonntag, 16. August 2015

Chairs



The Chair

I’m writing to you, who made the archaic wooden chair
look like a throne while you sat on it.

Amidst your absence, I choose to sit on the floor,
which is dusty as a dry Kansas day.

I am stoic as a statue of Buddha,
not wanting to bother the old wooden chair,

which has been silent now for months.
In this sunlit moment I think of you.

I can still picture you sitting there--
your forehead wrinkled like an un-ironed shirt,

the light splashed on your face,
like holy water from St. Joseph’s.

The chair, with rounded curves
like that of a full-figured woman,

seems as mellow as a monk in prayer.
The breeze blows from beyond the curtains,

as if your spirit has come back to rest.
Now a cloud passes overhead,

and I hush, waiting to hear what rests
so heavily on the chair’s lumbering mind.

Do not interrupt, even if the wind offers to carry
your raspy voice like a wispy cloud.

― Jarod Kintz -
A Letter to Andre Breton, Originally Composed on a Leaf of Lettuce With an Ink-dipped Carrot




"Vacant" is the word of this week at Our Beautiful World.
I think, that fits well with it.


Kommentare:

  1. Nice, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

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  2. Nice collection of images! have a great Sunday.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Great writing indeed, a delight to read. Greetings!

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  4. thanks for sharing the interesting letter about chairs! I appreciate the person who invented chairs, and those who continued to perfect for better comfort. Whenever I see chairs for sale in charity shops or rummage sales, I consider if I have room for yet one more chair. (I don't know why so please, do not ask me the reason for this fixation!) I especially like the shot where the chairs are different colors.

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  5. Wow! Luv the poem and your share of photos

    Have a nice Sunday

    Much love...

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  6. stunning essay in photos. jarod always makes me smile too. visiting from "our world."

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  7. Hi Mascha,
    The poem is lovely.
    I particularly enjoyed the last photograph - the ceiling and the setting are just beautiful.
    Have a Wonderful Week!
    Peace :)

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  8. Splendid post Mascha, lovely photos.

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  9. Such variety, and yet such a simple subject for photography!
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/08/double-play-on-way.html

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  10. How wonderful - the poem and the collection of photos. The last photo has such a sense of peacefulness, calm. The light through the windows has a profound effect on the chairs and atmosphere - thanks for sharing with Our Beautiful World.

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  11. A wonderful poem. Haven't read that before. Great pics too.

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  12. Thank you for linking up with us

    - Susanna / Pieni Lintu

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  13. What a great collection of photos and poem!

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  14. I absolutely love your take on our prompt this week!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OBW!!

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  15. pretty shots Mascha! Thanks for sharing with us at "OBW"

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  16. What a beautiful way to portray the vacant theme. Gorgeous photos.

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