Sunday, December 11, 2005

Islands in Mist


One mountaintop to another
A river of fog between
Bound by the rumpled ages
Cut by a day's fatigue.

21 comments:

mermaid said...

This is what struck me about the picture. The trees can obscure the image that one mountain sees. It can frustrate, or it can be an unveiling of something spectacular.

Your words "cut by a day's fatigue" leave me weary, carrying the fog till I can relieve the burden in Spring.

Michele said...

relaxing pic, actually.

Love nature anyway.

Thanks for sharing with us readers your visions through the camera!

Terri said...

I love the pic, it looks peaceful.

If this were a school assignment I would say the words could be about an old married couple. It's kind of sad.

Or I could be seeing ghosts in the fog.

jason evans said...

Mermaid, the mountaintops are secretive in the summer--little worlds encircled by leaves. Only in the winter does their place in the greater world become clear. (P.S. In time your Spring will come.)

Michele, pictures are so powerful. I really do enjoy sharing them. :)

Terri, that's a cool take on the verse! I enjoy pairing pictures with short verses. Easily digestible, yet they can linger with you a long time.

Farzad said...

Hey J,
Great picture dude and a wonderful poem.
This image reminds of the early morning when I hit the water for some fly fishing.

Kara Alison said...

I love how the poem implies motion but directly states only stillness. Very cool.

Shesawriter said...

Just what I needed to see early in the morning. It's nice and peacful. Thanks for sharing that.

Tanya

jason evans said...

Farzad, a fly fisherman! Very nice. I've been known to fly fish myself.

Kara, it struck me how something so close could be made so distant by the effort to get there. Before cars, it probably wouldn't be inconceivable that two families living on either mountain might never actually meet one another.

Tanya, take a breath of the crisp air!

mysfit said...

oh i love the picture!

Kelly Parra said...

Excellent image, Jason. Love how you caught the fog just like that. =)

jason evans said...

Mysfit and Kelly, it was a brisk morning, but despite my numbed fingers, I had to capture it for you. :)

Robin Caroll said...

WONDERFUL picture! Great work!

beadinggalinMS said...

Beautiful!

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

You must have just missed Johnny Depp riding past on a horse.

jason evans said...

Robin & BeadinggalinMS, :)

UTMG, LOL! The spot is not terribly, terribly far from Sleepy Hollow.

Jeff said...

jason- Now you have me humming "foggy mountain breakdown." Have you ever tried "humming" a banjo tune? It ain't easy. hehe
Nice picture :)

M. G. Tarquini said...

This is gorgeous.

jason evans said...

Jeff, at least it's not dueling banjos. :)

M.G., thanks!

jane said...

Beautiful!

jason evans said...

Thanks Jane. It isn't a great picture technically or as art, but I did like the moment it captured.

Geraldine said...

What feelings and good memories this photo and poem bring back to me. Thanks Jason, just lovely!