Daily Prompt: Immortalized in Stone

Michelangelo quotes “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”

From a statue already existing  may the sculpture bring forth a better world where magic still exists….

Now that worlds ending has been averted

What we need most is to be alerted

Of news and actions less perverted

To children once more converted


This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Knowing that we are not deserted

Before from this world we are departed

Let go thoughts and fears fainthearted

Seek adventures and worlds uncharted


Knowing that you will be supported

If fairy tales with happy endings are asserted

Like frozen statue wake again,  reincarted

From this year let life be rewarded

©  WSSedman 2012


Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons


Even Gaia adjusts to change with each season
While we, lacking understanding, seek a reason
Why comfortable lives suddenly disrupted
Often just when we have adjusted
With passing time the why seems clear
Memories fade of  past held so dear
Now enjoy what once was dread

A brand new journey away from path once lead
Sip the wine from autumn grapes fermented
That left on vine would fall to earth lamented

©  WSSedman 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

So many options that I might have chosen for this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge.

However, this one immediately and always comes to mind.

Although not perfectly taken, the result benefited from the less than perfect focus.  Here the reflection and the reality meld into one.  It always makes me think of my amazement during my visit to the Musée d’Orsay.   What Monet was trying to capture in Lilies and other paintings. Or even more specatacular the cicular display of his works at Orangerie.

What Monet was trying to capture in Lilies and other paintings.

Monetesque 1Not so much reality but a reflection or his impression of reality.

White Is My World – The alchemy of snow

First weekend of glorious snow.  Let others complain about the arrival of winter as clouds let loose on us – whether liquid or frozen  We decide to strap on our boards and head to where we can enjoy it.  With over 60 cm (or over 20 inches) of frozen alabaster   in 48 hours here is one reminder of why we live where we do…..white is my world!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

White is my world

Clouds racing over jagged peaks in their haste

Release ethereal flakes of diamonds in their wake

That trees weave like silken thread into ivory gloves.

And Earth wraps like feather down from above

Breath in the icy air as you come alive

Legs like spring released we strive

To catch and hold heaven’s blessed  snowy flake