Frames on fault lines.
We need to know
where these lines are
so that we can cross them,
But the way to see them
is to unpack
the line from steam to rain to ice
in all its dangerous,
edgy and in the hedgerows,
alive and flickering in the periphery
like a zoetrope.
@tellio I love most about this poem, this: "We need to know / where these lines are / so that we can cross them, /" ... Perfect.
Thank you. My oldest daughter and I are at a threshold, a jolting change that is both difficult and exciting and, yes, "dangerous." And unknown. Thank you so much for this poem.
And the photo is a literal "sprout" from your poem. :)
@GeoffreyGevalt Love the photo. Made me think of night sky pressed to the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxT98lMKXtA&feature=youtu.be
@tellio Cool link. We should do a #favlink exchange: links to beautiful, riveting, funny, inspiring posts - words, vids, images, art - we love. Here’s one: (I shared with @lauraritchie in response to her murmuration vid): https://vimeo.com/islandsandrivers/murmuration
When this was first posted I used it as a warm-up writing exercise for teachers in my Master’s classes: “Watch this, write for 7 minutes whatever comes to mind.” No matter their mood the vid made them joyous, and yielded surprises in their writing.
@tellio should have said thresholds, as each of us are crossing our own for different reasons, at different stages, but we share a commonality of emotion and situation as we search, explore, plan our next stages.
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