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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Real Toads: with Teresa's fabulous photos

Kerry's Sunday mini-challenge for the online writers' group Imaginary Garden with Real Toads features, this weekend, the photos of teacher-farmer-photographer Teresa of the blog Razzamadazzle.
As your can tell by her list of occupations, Teresa is a woman of many talents. She says she doesn't particularly find her own photos inspirational, but I can assure her, others certainly do.
From the photos Kerry posted at Real Toads, I chose this one, entitled Wedding Gates, which inspired a short story in free verse form.



behind the wedding gates they stood
statues and photographer
observing their private vow.
Wedding Gates
© Teresa ~ Razzamadazzle
flowers bloomed
and flagstone path
led to the priory
where soon
the stones and bars
would own her
once again.
such love as hers
would never die
but could also
never bloom.

14 comments:

Dulce said...

WOW... this is true to many- unfortunately.
Great write fitting the pic so well...

Ella said...

Wow Kay! I love what you did with this view~ Your words are hauntingly beautiful! Well done...

Mama Zen said...

I adore that ending!

Susan said...

Would own the wedding gates? the flagstone path?
Because of the beautiful scrolls in the iron work of the gate, I think it = her curling toes in ecstasy but unable to be fruitful and multiply.

Grace said...

A twist in the ending...I like it ~

razzamadazzle said...

What a beautiful poem. I love the all-knowing ending.

Hannah said...

Oh, this leaves me hungry for more!! Well done!

Kerry O'Connor said...

"observing the private vow"
That says a lot about wedding ceremonies.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

So absolutely beautiful...and unexpected.........

Lovely!

Mimi
Collage Pirate

Fireblossom said...

Now there's a different perspective.

hedgewitch said...

I was wondering if anyone would choose this picture, Kay. I think you mailed something very subtle in it--the posed quality, the sense of being captured. Excellent job.

Susie Clevenger said...

Great job Kay!! Love the twist and the end!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very intriguing. The ending makes one think!!!!!

Margaret said...

The beautiful gates frame the lovely image... but yet do seem to warn of something! Nice observation.