Visual Poetry #12 (A Silent Witness to the Past)

…another interesting and intriguing statue (serving as a grave-marker) at St. James Cemetery…it was a very cold gray Saturday afternoon when i took this shot…a mythical and mystical image…i considered several angles in taking the shot but i finally ended up with this position because of the background (the grayness of the sky and the branches and leaves of a tree, adding an interesting dimension to the whole image)…many questions assaulted my mind when i saw this statue…for some strange reason, i am reminded of this Haiku by the eighteenth-century poet Issa, written after the death of his daughter:

This dewdrop world:
It is a dewdrop world…
And yet, and yet-

…for now, i will just let those questions linger until i can sit down and meditate on them…

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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2 Responses to Visual Poetry #12 (A Silent Witness to the Past)

  1. drawandshoot says:

    I like that Haiku, fascinating.
    Your image is beautiful.

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