Friday, July 20, 2007

Stairs



Some evenings, the light would thin, and I searched for you.

Some evenings, I dreamed you died before me. Perhaps that's not so strange.

But over time, I learned.

You can't step beyond the Earth's rotation. You must take hold. Shadows are different than their makers, and stones never shed the cold.

13 comments:

Verilion said...

I really like that last paragraph and that line, 'stones never shed the cold'. Great writing Jason.

Lisa Jordan said...

Beautiful words to match beautiful photographs.

Jaye Wells said...

Oh man, Jason. Powerful stuff.

Bernita said...

Nice, Jason, very nice.

apprentice said...

Yes I love the stones line too.

Bev said...

WOW! Great pictures, great words

Joni said...

That second picture is stunning.
This is beautiful.

mermaid said...

Ooohhh, that last line made me shiver from the spirits that live with us and the memories that haunt and delight us.

That second picture is just gorgeous - the illumination of awareness above the darkness of death and the past.

jason evans said...

Verilion, the last lines, for me, are the best I've written in a while. Beyond the metaphor and the nice rhyme, they have a lot personal meaning.

Lisa, thank you. :)

Jaye, many thanks, my friend.

Bernita, I know you don't use those words lightly. Thank you!

Apprentice, they're written from many experiences, many nights, I had when I was young.

Bev, much appreciated. :)

Joni, that is the Schuykill River (pronounced 'skookill') down below. Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia is breathtaking.

Mermaid, I like the glow of the sun in that shot also. Thanks for feeling the lines.

Vixen said...

Very nice Jason. I really like the last sentence.

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Jason, I'm always fascinted with your words and your pictures. Great stuff!

jason evans said...

Vixen, thanks for taking a moment to ponder.

Joanne, great to see you! I always appreciate a catch-up visit. :) Hope you are doing well.

strugglingwriter said...

Did you notice that the light coming from the clouds seems to be forming a cross in the background? Pretty cool photo.