Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Like an ornament hung from a tree
glittering for a time
betwixt and between
the childlike anticipation
and the bittersweet culmination

I hang
the wanting
and the having

for a season
suspended in trees
in seeking.

Image compliments of Via Negativa.


lissa said...

this could describe the joy, the moment before opening a present

Anonymous said...

That is a haunted borderland.

GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

I feel this. Excellent word choice. Love this simile for rumination. Well-done

ms.e said...

Wonderful imagery and parallels, KGT.
"Hiding in seeking" is a good definition. It takes my mind to other aspects of Christmas as well. Simple, yet complex.

Dave said...

I agree with ms.e - "hiding in seeking" seems very apt. Glad to see my photo put to such good use here. Cheers.

paisley said...

i have never bee... love venison,,, but wouldn't have the heart to do that actual shooting!!!!!!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Your words echo out of the cold pale light. Poem finishes what the picture started! K