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Friday, 14 November 2014

Premonition

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Motel, Florence, Oregon: photo by Austin Granger, 25 October 2013

While everything external
dies away in the far off
echo of the soul
still there’s a mill wheel turning

it is like a good

kind of tiredness in
the moment before sleep
by some distant stream

a note of peace
in a life which
will never be peaceful
as the daylight fades
 
the dream disintegrates
but the shadow holds
no power
over what’s about to happen




Untitled: photo by Robert Adams, c. 1981, from Summer Nights, Walking: On the Colorado Front, 1976-82 (2009)


Aurora: photo by Robert Adams, 1979, from Summer Nights, Walking: On the Colorado Front, 1976-82 (2009)


Sunset Mausoleum at sunset (El Cerrito, California): photo by efo, 28 November 2005


Barber and Coin, Guns and Ammo, Beaverton, Oregon: photo by Austin Granger, 5 February 2014


exit: one crow tree / none crow tree (Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio): photo by wood_owl, 23 January 2014


Speaker, Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 5 February 2014


 star lofts and fireplug, downtown kansas city: photo by Clayton Percy, 26 January 2014



Alpha Omega (Webster, Oakland): photo by efo, 18 September 2010



Guardian (South Egremont, Massachusetts): photo by efo, 22 August 2010



The Last Supper, Rhyolite, Death Valley: photo by Austin Granger, 25 February 2011


The Last Supper, Portland: photo by Austin Granger, 10 January 2013


Corner,  Florence, Oregon: photo by Austin Granger, 20 October 2013



Central High School Fire, York, Nebraska. Onlookers and window outlines in silhouette: photo by Johnson, 13 February 1917; image by yorklib (Kilgore Memorial Library, York, Nebraska), 7 March 2012


water tower over tennis court: photo by Clayton Percy, 7 March 2014



foot of the water tower night: photo by Clayton Percy, 7 March 2014



  base of the tower, no parking. a quieter view true to the nature of the place: photo by Clayton Percy, 7 March 2014


Factory, River des Peres, Dogtown (St. Louis): photo by chalkdog, 1 September 2013



Factory, Dogtown (St. Louis): photo by chalkdog, 7 September 2013


Utility poles in moonlight, Dogtown (St. Louis): photo by chalkdog, 18 September 2013
 

Night on the fringes of Dogtown (St. Louis): photo by chalkdog, 1 September 2013


shinjuku, tokyo: photo by wire_paladinSF, 10 April 2014

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Denver, Colorado: photo by Robert Adams,1973, from Denver: A Photographic Survey of the Metropolitan Area, 1970-1974 (1977)

5 comments:

TC said...

These last elections give anybody else an eerie sense of a dark wing passing over?

"You can feel it out in traffic / Everyone hates everyone."

Joni Mitchell: Sex Kills (Live on BBC Late Night, 1994)

Sandra said...

hopeful despite ...I love this piece!

Hilton said...

Hard darkness over the land. Eerie but what we deserve after so many lies - and hard to imagine what deeper darkness to come. Thanks for the photos and the poem - a little light.

TC said...

Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys: The Darkest Hour

(But as Hilton wonders, how do we know there aren't some even darker ones lined up, out there in those black spaces past the Comet?)

manik sharma said...

Tom,
Well you guessed it, and perhaps here, we blew the whistle. But that is okay I guess.