where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry
March 13, 2013 § 27 Comments
Tagged: bulbs, forcing bulbs, growing, macro, portrait, roots, spring, stones, water
That’s so interesting.
This reminded me of a story: “a group of crabs spent their whole life desperately holding on to the floor of the ocean. They feared the current of the water and limited their view of the world to that little space.
One day, one of them said – I want to know what’s out there: I am going to let go. The others ridiculed him and told him he would be crushed to shreds by the strength of the current. But he was persistent.
Sure enough, he was tossed and brutally smashed across the ocean floor. The others shouted but he refused to cling to anything. Eventually the water took him above into an area with no hindrances: an area of pure bliss.
As he peacefully floated above and discovered worlds anew, the crab said: I’m no different than any of you, just have faith that the current with love and take care of you. The other crabs hailed him as messiah and told stories of his heroic deeds – all the while relentlessly clinging on.”
You have a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing.
Thank YOU for sharing!
Great story. I am like that little crab who decided to let go and move on. And so this story resonates with me very well due to recent events in my life. Thanks for sharing.
With your photograph and words, you model lines from Mary Oliver which I often quote – “pay attention, be astonished, tell about it.” Thank you. I love watching this rooting and twining and growing. Lovely poetry.
Such a compliment! Thank you Mary Ann.
Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
This is a beautiful picture with a short, simple poem. Water is a giver of life along with love. They flow, but can be dammed and stopped.
Thank you for sharing me with your readers.
You are most welcome. It was such an inspirational message.
So simple telling the story of life.
Wow! So beautiful!
Once again a novel approach to observation
So beautiful in its simplicity — both the picture and the poem.
love the rock markings-good composition.
5 wonderful words, beautiful.
Beautiful …. a thought provoking pic …. no words needed…..says it all!!!
The words are simple, but this is a highly suggestive photo.
Beautiful and inspiring
The roots look very interesting. I like the imaginative way you photographed them. AND … the story that Mac Léinn posted in your comments. Very nice ….
Interesting shot to go with the poem the roots ad to the thoughts on this
Reblogged this on Adam Piotuch and commented:
A symbolic anecdote accompanies this image which resonated with me very strongly due to recent events in my life. The story of a crab…
A classic example of something apparently simple but full of meaning and visual fascination.
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