A Little More Conversation . . . .

Half light, half shadow
Glasses half filled or emptied?
Living leaves on brick
A swath of cranberry bog
Breaking blue to bright white sky

My favorite photo challenge sought unspoken dialogue between two pictures.

So, with apologies to Elvis Presley, I’m adding a little more conversation–this time more of a conference call than a dialogue . . . . in tanka form.

Splintering, fanning
Ephemeral as paper
Or fleeting fireworks
Displayed only in sun or 
Carved forever into stone
Verticality
aspirational
And sometimes seems effortless 
Despite the worldly weight borne

Reaching for heaven
Phototropism alone?
Exceeding one’s grasp,
as Robert Browning once wrote,
Contains its own rich rewards
Before and after
In a single photograph
Decay and full bloom
Singing, scarlet on headstone  
Daily startling me anew 

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like evidentiary issues, jury instructions, expert witnesses, and forensic evidence. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2016 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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16 Responses to A Little More Conversation . . . .

  1. Amy says:

    Love this beautiful gallery! Great take on, Stephanie.

  2. SimplySage says:

    Beautiful, Stephanie.

  3. anainturkey says:

    This is truly beautiful, Stephanie! I can literally see these pictures talk to each other. Great job!

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  5. ann martin says:

    This visually terrific — what a view of your world!!! AM

  6. scillagrace says:

    Looks like you’ve found a creative vehicle that lets you zoom along pretty easily. This is great stuff!

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