Weekly Photo Challenge: Between


is the breath between
life and death

the laughter between
the light and hereafter

the whispers
between love and fractures

the glass reflections
float words consequential,
some, kind, reverential,
others, profane and mean,
drifting down, unseen,

settling on matchstick people
and their matchbox lives


breathing it in
like asbestos

Take care
with the words

43 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

  1. Great take on the theme, BB.

    Your photos capture the reason I’m not a fan of cities . . . too many people occupying too little space . . . hurrying and scurrying from place to place . . . unable to extricate themselves from the omnipresent rat race!

    • Thanks, Nancy – love your poem here, haha πŸ™‚

      I love the pulse of cities like NYC and Sydney but I also love getting away from it all from time to time. NYC is such an awesome place to visit but I’m not sure that I’d like to live there – it’s a bit overwhelming. To me living in Sydney does not feel like being immersed in the rat race – we have a lot of parkland and water so it’s easy to escape the clamour if need be πŸ™‚

  2. A profound poem and it’s greatest weight is in the last stanza, Blu. Nice work … and the photos are absolutely amazing. Big smiles here from City Girl. Thanks for posting them.

    Happy New Year …

    • Thank you, Jamie πŸ˜€ Glad you enjoyed these photos of across the bridge from your hometown – unfortunately we ran out of time and, once again, I didn’t get over to Brooklyn 😦

      Best wishes for 2012!

  3. What spectacular shots. How did you get those? Have you been hiding your ability to fly from us? I love them. I am such a fan of cityscapes.
    I can actually see the words of your poem come to life floating down and landing between the spaces in the buildings. Just brilliant!

    • Thanks, Selma! πŸ˜€
      Believe me,nobody would ever want me behind the controls of an aircraft, (although many years ago I flew a glider under the watchful eye and instruction of Ziggy, its WWII-pilot owner :))
      I took these shots from the Empire State Building when I was in NYC in September.

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  5. OH so true BB. And especially in communities where many live close together.
    Big communities or small tight knit communities, this poem is valid for both.
    Thank you for the insight.

  6. Brilliant poem – all splintered and sharp (right down to the asbestos being breathed in) – to match the spectacular photos (you should have just told Selma you really are a superwoman with the power of flight πŸ˜‰ ).

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