Sonntag, 16. August 2015


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.


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

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

    Mersad Donko Photography

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

  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.

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

    Have a nice Sunday

    Much love...

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

  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 :)

  8. Splendid post Mascha, lovely photos.

  9. Such variety, and yet such a simple subject for photography!
    Thanks for linking up at

  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.

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

  12. Thank you for linking up with us

    - Susanna / Pieni Lintu

  13. What a great collection of photos and poem!

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

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

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


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