>seeds over water

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First we start with this: Olive seeds over water.

It was my job to keep the pups out of water.

Sometimes it isn’t a photo opportunity that takes me out of the walk along the water, sometimes it is a poetry opportunity. Seeds over water, water under sky.

Focus tightens. Sound and distance fade.
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About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

3 responses to “>seeds over water

  1. >I want to feel those olives on my face. Are they felted? Grindy? The photo is silent.

  2. >In quiet moments, it seems clear that everything around us is a teacher. It takes more than a moment, however, to know the lesson. The olives, I sense, are bursting with portent.

  3. >rox,you know, i hadn't realized until you'd written that i haven't touched most of what i photograph. now that you've asked about the texture of these seeds…i wonder why i didn't touch them. i think it is because i didn't want to disturb the delicate balance. but next time i get out there, i will touch the seeds and get back to you.marylinn,it does take more than a moment to learn the lesson. sometimes i feel as though i am walking around with all sorts of sensory and spiritual "data" waiting for the right moments to align and realign so that i might come to learn. waiting for when i am ready (?)

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