Wednesday, January 11, 2012


 red caught my eye
 it was so cold and my eyes were teary
 i got closer
 closer still
 in fact
 i got down on my knees
tried to see 
 and it finally came into focus
and then
i saw another
it's a lean time for humans
i like that.
i'm glad
i don't have to find my food


aimee said...

i love the way you've become a poet with photos! it complements your natural poetry so well. i can imagine you on your knees, too.

Velma said...

aimee, wendy just looked (hard) at me. "what???", she was asking.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

this would make a neat flip book...back and forth and forth and back, in focus and out. we're suppose to get our first real snow in chicago. sad thing is it will cover the three dandelions that are blooming on my mother's lawn. small and down to the ground as well but just that little bit of color really makes them pop.

Velma said...

henrietta, you could go out and harvest them and make a tiny eco bundle with them to remember the delight of little suns in winter.

Velma said...

nice idea about the flip book, too!

Anonymous said...

what a difference a bit of colour makes. beautiful poetry.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

great idea...about saving them on cloth. i hope they are still there in the a.m. we are suppose to get our first accumulation of snow...3-6 inch. late for the season. it should come your way probably in another day.

ronnie said...

ooo my eyes were doing a fizzing thing - in and out in in focus again!

neki desu said...

a flip book or an animation.

Barry said...

V-you are so right - at times it all seems so hard, so black, so shrivelled and yet for many of us that is just a moment or a comparison. Your photographs and observation is such a reminder that we have so much when compared to so many who must search and struggled for the very basics of survival. Thank you so much for these images and the reminder that we are are so fortunate even in our difficult times. B

Velma said...

jean that RED almost made me shout in joy!
henrietta, snow day today!
ronnie, YES!
neki, now two of you are saying it!
barry, yes. so very very much.

jude said...

i was right there with you trying to focus.

Velma said...

yes, you were.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...


love it. blinking...trying to
clear the vision

what a great image/impression

Velma said...

thank you grace.

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