Monday, April 19, 2010

Mud and Grey

Emerging Mayapple Jason Evans

skin pruned from cold
or squeezed wet
from an earthen womb
snow rain sparkles
on spider web branches
reluctant to un-shroud
our winter tomb


Linda S. Socha said...

Fascinating photo.....Love the poem Jason....In particular I am drawn to the line
Snow rain sparkles
I am reminded of the Snow Queen.

Love the depth and turns of your writing and your blog

Tabitha Bird said...

Oh your words Jason. How I have missed reading them. Thanks for sharing this poem :)

Laurel said...

That is a fantastic photo! And earthen womb captures it perfectly.

Raj said...

holy. that picture is amazing. and the words that go below it. just add that sweet bitterness of a lemon to go with it.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

"our winter tomb"


That was incredible. So eerie, and the picture was awesome.

Karen said...

I really like the wet/cold imagery and the push through to unshroud. Perfect image to accompany, too.

Anonymous said...

Linda, thanks so much! Depth and turns...two things that I very much try to achieve here. :)

Tabitha, so great to see you! I hope that you're doing well. You were missed.

Laurel, what a weekend up in the mountains. From warm days to sleet and snow mixed with rain. But the mayapples are coming nonetheless.

Raj, thank you! The weather really cooperated for the photo.

Oddyoddyo13, yes, there was a gloom hanging on the world.

Karen, with that kind of day, I really did want to capture the wet and cold. :)

Leah McClellan said...

Nice pic, great poem. Assuming that's a sprouting seed or the mayapple emerging up after dying back in winter (don't know that plant's habits).... Anyway, fascinated with seeds and sprouts myself right now (you know, Dylan Thomas, what force drives the green fuse...) , so fun to find this after I haven't visited in awhile.


the walking man said...

As lovers who break each others hearts when parting, soon enough the last of winter will be gone. During the heat of summer we will miss her most.

Anonymous said...

Leah, very cool to see you! And yes, that's an emerging mayapple. It's a fascinating plant. It grows either as a colony or a large individual (not sure). It dies back in the winter and sprouts in spring.

Walking Man, fascinating to see lovers here. I like that viewpoint. It imbues even more emotion into the theme.

Unknown said...

So cool, spring life bursting from the tomb of winter....

Dottie :)

Geraldine said...

This is wonderful Jason! And so appropriate with all the changes in nature happening right now.

Hugs to you and Aine, G

PS: I am finally back to blogging at both of my blogs. Hope to see both of you sometime soon.

Anonymous said...

Dottie, that tomb still seems to be holding us for a while....

Geraldine, great to see you back! I'll stop by and see how things are going.