Sunday, December 5, 2010

Jaw Lines


Parallel lines,
shadowed in separation,
follow similar trajectories,
similar geometries
of spatial progression.

Parallel lives
bend at the infinity
of passion and desire,
shadows joining
in the lightness of hope.

This poem is submitted for One Shot Sunday at One Stop Poetry, prompted by this photograph by Lisa Michelle Arhontidis (photograph used with permission). To see more poems based on this photo and an interview with the photographer, please visit One Stop Poetry.

18 comments:

dustus said...

The bend at infinity... wow, also like how the words lines and lives occur in parallel stanzas. The structure to your poems always fit the content of the work very well. Cheers, Glynn

Jerry said...

oh yeah. This is good.

Helena Malheur said...

I loved your poem. It felt like an abstraction of the image. Even without the image, I can see the black and white image, the lines, curves, shadows... and the two stanzas are like the separation of the two entities in the photo (Might have gone off on this one but it’s my interpretation.)
Beautifully done! I enjoyed this!

hedgewitch said...

Your eye is well focused in this one, seeing those lines, then seeing the analogy they hold and writing it out so clearly. A bit of substance under an almost invisibly familiar image. Nicely done.

me_duress said...

shadowed in seperation - wish they were not....wonderful work.

Reflections said...

Bending at infinitiy... wow, well done.

Aquarius63 said...

Beautifully expressed.

Anita.

betweenhearts75 said...

Powerful beauty, wonderfully crossed 'parallels" ... :) ~April

S. Etole said...

When I saw your photo I almost wondered if I'd come to the wrong blog ... :-)

Great poem!

Kelly Sauer said...

I love the simple connection you've made here...

Maureen said...

Susan's comment makes me laugh. We all get to see another side of each other today. Can't help but think of Song of Songs.

I like the "parallel lines" image that stands for the concrete and the abstract, the sense of "shadowed in separation" (one could read a bit into that), and "bend at the infinity / of passion and desire".

Well done.

Shigune Matsui said...

Have faith or pandemonium they say. Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com/2010/12/dreams-are-never-eternal.html

repressedsoul said...

They say that attraction is all a question of mathematical assymetry. I loved the way you toyed with this here.

Desert Rose said...

What i love most is how we all used the same photo with whole different perspectives and interpretations..it is really interesting!
your poem is intriguing as always Glynn..lovely write!

Beachanny said...

Your piece makes me wonder if there's a formula for that. It was always a curiosity of my husband's. He thought there must be a formula for everything. I liked the oblique geometric references. Well done.

nance marie said...

you do have the eyes of an artist.

well blended words

moondustwriter said...

Love the geometric quality that you interject - flows so well with the photograph

Nice and thanks for sharing with One Shoot

Laura said...

ooo-la-la! I like this one, Glynn. Okay, I just participated in my first One Shot Wed. this week, but I didn't know there were photo prompts too.

Cool.