My blogging buddy Sandy at My Inner Edge posted this poem last week with a photo and I just loved it so much I’m stealing it today and illustrating it with one of my own photographs for my not-so-wordless Wordless Wednesday entry!
At the crossroads, hens scratched circles
into the white dust. There was a shop
where I bought coffee and eggs, coarse-grained
chocolate almost too sweet to eat.
When I walked up the road, the string sack
heavy on my arm, I thought
that my legs could take me anywhere,
into any country, any life.
The air, dazzling as sand, grew dense
with light: bougainvillea spilled
over the salmon walls, the road
veered into the ravine. The world
could be those colors, the mangoes,
the melons, the avocado evenings
releasing their circles of moon.
I climbed the pink stairs, entered
the house as calm and ephemeral
as my own certainty:
this is my house, my key,
my hand with its new lines.
I am as old as I will ever be.
~ Nina Bogin
I love your photo! So colorful and the poem you included was beautiful!
I love the picture!! Reminded me of the iron gates in Charleston SC. You got my pic right, cats in dog bed, dog in cat bed. Happy WW!
lovely shot. i’m always azemad by bridges … such great architecture for sure. (:i really look forward to see what political cartoon you will show next. ha. ha!! (giggles) am i the only one?!!
Great picture! And I love the poem as well 🙂 I’m going to have to look it up to use in my “Poem of the Week” segement next year.
that’s just lovely, and your picture goes so well with it. I enjoy playing this fun meme with you every week and all the times you visit me in between– I have a little something for you today.
Great contrast of colors and textures in that photo!
Beautiful photo and poem, Lilli…. Yes–this is a “Not-so-wordless” Wednesday for you!!!! ha
I love your photos!! Beautiful work!!! Excited to follow.
Heartbreaking, and beautiful too. The photo is a stunning!
Great post and interesting blog.
This is a gorgeous picture.
Beautiful, evocative words that echo perfectly in your photo.
That photo is special ~ it reminds of summer, and ice cold drinks outside, and the smell of flowers, and the sunshine … and I love the poem too.
Great post to return to. Nice poem.
Love this photo and the poem. I’d like to take a seat so I could see the photo spot in real-time.
love the photo and the poem!