“I step aboard the orchid boat . . . a picture held us captive”   Leave a comment

Reblogged from August 26, 2014, as we head out to Savana, GA, tomorrow. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Virginia & Outer Banks 2013“I step aboard the orchid boat” — Image by kenne

Departures
by Lee Harwood

A hot summer night,
the sound of rain in the courtyard.
A satin breeze
sways the curtains.

She wrote
                  ‘Gently I open
my silk dress and float alone
on the orchid boat. Who can
take a letter beyond the clouds?’ *

All those years ago

And he wrote
‘A picture held us captive and we
could not get outside it.’

When the winter came
she wrote
‘I put on my new quilted robe
sewn with gold thread.’ **

Joy Make-up (1 of 1) I blog—that face, the tilt of those shoulders

Is that how you saw it? 

Passing a mirror in a dusky corridor
—that face, the tilt of those shoulders.
Or in the bright light of morning
the details of your face in that mirror
—a picture, as though set, that maps

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Posted August 9, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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