Posted on April 6, 2020
by Elan Mudrow
The ways to one another are uneven.
Steps expand, contract, falter, fuse
Feet unsure, like magnets running
Fixed fast to the sprawling spin
Of simple skin and porous bone.
We push hands through texture
Cool walls made up of paint layers
The infinite cocoon, reaching
To feel the heated depth of each other
A place we’ve always had in our grasp
(Image: “Three Witches”. Click on the image to enlarge!)
Category: PoetryTags: Art, Author, Blog, Books, Life, Literature, Love, Photography, Poem, Poetry, Reading, Writing
So well crafted.
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Thanks! Oh yes, milk thistle… that’s right. Yes, I like it when they are sleeping as well. Used to see them fairly frequently when I lived in ID and WA. 💕 I always love your photos and poetry.
Lol. Very true Tara, pokey. My hands are soft, so it’s a little tricky holding more than one. They’re milk thistles. A very amazing type of thistle. I like them when they’re asleep, like these three. I see them in the wilderness as well as in the city. I’ll have a visit to your socials in a bit. Take care!
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Your words touch people, Elan. You may never know the full extent of it. Keep reaching out. XXX JustJoan
Your interpretations are always keen and spot on. Thanks so much Joan.
I love the photo, Elan, and the caption, “Three Witches.” My favorite line in the poem is this one: “reaching / To feel the heated depth of each other.” It’s hard to reach out sometimes, it feels so vulnerable. Or to let someone else get beyond that cool wall of paint layers. Poetry is a path, however faltering and uneven. 🙂
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That’s a great piece of art. Is it yours?
Beautifully written. Thank you!!!
Great poem & nice photo.
Beautiful as always
Love this piece! And I don’t know the name of the plant in the photo, but I’ve always thought they were pretty cool looking. Pokey but also soft if you touch it the right way. Good to see a fresh post from you!
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