Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday...Great Beasts

I disappeared

through great humbled doors
I changed
the lock
to my self
I am
at this hour

great beasts
shouldered my
burdening wisdom
where my life floats
under the guide
of the tutor
of the sky

I drift
into the eye
of the crow
and sacrifice

the shadow
of your wing
kissed my ear
as I return
to those great doors

flying beyond
my sorrows
crow weaves the sounds
of white waves
by the moon

a gentle calm
and I lose
of me

I am
of my self
I was


Flower shoots are pushing forward as Spring creeps ever so porch swing begs to be hung, but was afraid I'd jinx the season, soon the sun will play games and we'll all want to be a part of it's folly...

Have a wonderful weekend all...and check out SSS for all the great stuff!


Lori R. said...

love your last line. That's how I am evolving...
Wow! I had to catch up. Went all the way back to the lamp shade post.
It is amazing how "work" has cramped my style with blogging.
see ya sometime!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

G´day Lady?

How's everything overthere? It's a week ago not hearing from & vice versa. Seems it's been forever.

Yay! a very masculine beast? he he..
Looks really a real beast with it's veiny shoulder/back.

Ahhh... happy SS anyway. Take care and take care as always.

Ralph said...

This creature is large. Yet seems peaceful as it stands in place in its wrinkled but lovely tan coat. Nice!

sarayutouched said...

i love a photo that makes you really look twice to see what it is. i thought this was a man's back at first...
"a gentle calm
and I lose
of me"
you hit it right on the head for me today...

good coffee this mornin'!!! thanks for the company!!!

Sylvia K said...

Love your words as always and like Lori, the last line in particular. What a great shot of this old guy and I, too, had to look twice! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Thanks for starting the day with lovely thoughts!


Tom Hilton said...

Ooh, very nice--a lovely, subtle abstract.

Patti said...

Cool photo but I'm not sure what it is.

Your words abut renewal are wonderful.

I'm with you on the dandelions ;-)
Anything but dreariness.

Patti said...

* that should be about, not abut

MyMaracas said...

Love the lines, curves and texture of the beast. Nice work!

Hot Fudge said...

I'm guessing elephant - right? We had a little miracle elephant born at the Sydney Taronga Zoo during the week, so maybe I've just got elephants on my mind. This little fella was pronounced dead in its mother's womb, but to everyone's surprise, he was alive and kicking.

Good to hear that Spring is slowly appearing - I'd risk the porch swing if I were you. Nothing but showers here.

Rosebud Collection said...

I am not sure what it is..but it has wonderful shadows..and you words are always beautiful.
We are enjoying spring like weather and what a nice change. Winter was really not bad this year and for that I am thankful.
Happy SSS.

Joops said...

Huge beast..

Sunny Outdoor Shadows

Greyscale Territory said...

(Half wrote my comment and IE crashed! AAAAAgh! So back again!)
The last line of your poem is sheer magic! In fact, the whole poem is intoxicating! Loved it! And your photo reminds me so much of a Thomas Moore sculpture! Most unusual!

Managed to get out this weekend without wind and storms! What an adrenalin rush! Recently, we've had some magical warm Autumn weather, perfect for strolling the beach and getting some amazing photos! Even managed to get some of a "tub race" at Dromana where children created a sailing craft from barrels, containers and even old row boats! (They were closely guarded by the surf rescue team and they had life jackets but the idea was to see if they could sail and then return to the beach!) Each craft required 4 elements (like 4 barrels)and 4 rowers. The children were hooting with laughter as some sank low, very low in the water! Anxious parents fussed on the shoreline but the children had a ball! (Will post some photos of it this week on my blog!)

Hope the Spring sun is wandering your way now! It's time!

BIGGEST HUGS dear sister!


Cassie said...

Now I have to go back & look at this again, as I thought it to be some sort of pachyderm beast of burden with shadows creeping all over his back! Nice Shadow Shot. Have a great week!

Pam said...

Huge beast with a tender heart and they are believed to bring good luck.
Your a deep thinker and I enjoy reading your thoughts.

Patti said...

Hi again Sharon,
Thanks for telling me it's an elephant. I see it now.

Lily Hydrangea said...

gorgeous soft shadows show off the lines of anatomy so beautifully.
& of course, your poem is perfect.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shot. The golden color gives it a nice look.

allhorsestuff said...

Very masculine shadow of the beast!
What a nice the..
"a gentle calm
and I lose
of me"

Martha Z said...

A artist sculpted great muscles for this beast and your camera captured them in shadows.

Sam said...

He's a manly elephant that one! All muscle!

Love your poem - so lovely to read your thoughts each week!

Birgitta said...

Great shadows here and beautiful words as always.

Hey Harriet said...

You have no idea how much I look forward to, and enjoy your poetry every week! Don't ever stop writing! A great shadow shot and wonderful words accompanying it!

PS - Yes our First Australians were treated incredibly badly. A film on the subject which may interest you is one called Rabbit Proof Fence, if you've not already seen it. Have a big box of tissues handy though! A sad film but a brilliant one!

Have a great week Sharon!

Carin said...

Good thing you didn't yinx the season! Really hoping it will soon be here. Don't recall having had such a long cold winter before....

Enjoy your week and hope it will bring you some sun so that the flower shoots will start flowering abundantly!

summersundays-jw said...

I love this. Thanks for your beautiful words. Jan

frayedattheedge said...

lovely shadow shot! Spring has now arrived (I hope) with warmer days - but everything in the garden is way behind!

happily retired gal said...

Visiting here is always delightful ... you have a wonderful way with words and images too. Glad Spring shoots are showing up ... finally.
Hugs and blessings,

wanderlust said...

Quite a beast! Happy weekend!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Good thinking - we don't want to jinx ourselves!
Love the folds & shadows of that elephant - wonderful, and we love the line "I lose nothing of me, I am more of my self than I was" Nice to think about!
Have a great weekend Sharon!

Barbara said...

Very nice shot. I hope this "great beast will shoulder my burdening wisdom".

sunnymama said...

Subtle and lovely golden shadows. :)

Paula Scott said...

Wow. That is really deep-some of your poems literally bring tears to my eyes as I am so moved. This one is one of them there are many though).