Saturday, August 6, 2011

..."a wave that rolls you over as you're ready to drown"...


from this bench.
lichened and worn.
it has seen much life.
it has heard much laughter.
it has seen much sadness.
it hears whispers of healing.
it waits for someone to sit upon.
it's curved weathered boards.
to sit.
and dream.
to smile.
and remember.

evening shadows.
are probably my favorite.
you can choose your favorite there.
just BE.
robin.

18 comments:

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Love your macro header! Interesting SSS photo...do wish you could bring back the Motion Monday meme!
Edit: if it was yours?

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

And did you sit on the lonely bench? :-)

SING A SONG OF SHADOWS

Sing a song of shadows
Taller than a tree!
Sing a song of shadows
Wider than the sea!
Sing a song of shadows
Dancing in the sun!
Sing a song of shadows—
Day is almost done!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Bars

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photos, especially I like the second.

Regards!

frayedattheedge said...

Why would you buy modern plastic furniture, when the old wooden bench holds all those memories!!

Ralph said...

No matter what the age of the bench, its look is of functionality and artistry at the same time. The seating seems to arrive at the moment we need to take a break, to relax a bit. The purpose is to sit and regroup, energizing us. Any wood, either new or old and weathered accepts our being without complaint...

forgetmenot said...

Love these shots. Mickie ;)

Ms. Becky said...

I agree Robin - evening shadows are long, lasting, and soothing. thanks for sharing yours. have a fun weekend too.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Somehow evening shadows seem to offer sweet calm and comfort! Love your words and the fascinating shadow perspectives in your photos!

bj said...

Evening shadows..my favorite, too.
Love this!

Genie said...

I agree with the rest of the commenters....evening shadows are absolutely the best. Beautiful captures this week. The colors and textures are stunning. Wonderful photography. Genie

Shydub said...

Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing

Paula Scott said...

You wrote that brilliant piece of prose, didn't you? Amazing....

and-be still my heart-RUST! love it. There is something magical about the quality of evening.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Gorgeous afternoon shadows. Love the old can sitting on the bench, the contrast of textures is fantastic. Well done.

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

LOVE your header, simple country life...I'm being serenaded by the neighborhood roos, back and forth each in sync, they call in a sunrise...what a beautiful morn, we had a T-storm with a wonderful much needed rain...been a tough year for gardening this year, but today I have a date with a bushel of tomaters and the sun, as we Northuners know all too well what's on the horizon...I won't say it...K...

Hey Tilda...I have a free rooster for ya...will deliver...(I wish) have a great Sunday kids!

Emakesart said...

Evening shadows are my favorite too. And I'd love to sit on that bench to dream, and listen.

xoEsther

BLOGitse said...

Just perfect!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Sweet shots...and words. The second is my fav :)

Beverley Baird said...

What lovely shadows and beautiful words!