Sunday, February 15, 2009

spectral


in rocks ghosts of departed sailors return

words: mandy smith
photo: phill deason
© 2009

in response to the spectral prompt at One Single Impression

16 comments:

Edward S. Gault said...

Such a great photo for a haunting poem!

spacedlaw said...

That is a wonderful image, pregnant with stories that smell of salt and seaweed.

maekitso said...

Can't deny that. Lots of imaginings are possible from these words. Cheers.

gautami tripathy said...

Layers and layers of meaning..

you clutch the vacuum

kitehorse said...

amazing, the rock the bone of the earth sticking through the curtain of water ~ the reuniting point for souls put apart ~ departed ~ thanks for this haiga

Maggie said...

The sea does hide so many things under a wet covering.

Annie said...

Haunting. Mysterious. Elegant.

lissa said...

simple but to the point, there is that fainted history that seem to seep out of your words

TJ said...

Photo and Words dance beautifully.
Great job, both of you.
TJ

Amias said...

The sea is full of secrets ..

so few words speaking volumes --- the photo is a perfect match.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Amazing!

Fledgling Poet said...

I'll never look at those ocean rocks the same again...what a beautiful thought! And the photo was gorgeous, too.

one more believer said...

excellent piece.... never thought of rocks as sailors souls.... my mind will forever be changed.... well, sorta...

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, how perfect this is! Reflective and mysterious, haunting and melancholy. Love it.

floreta said...

wow you capture the horizon line so perfectly here. and i like the imagery of ghost sailors returning.

qualcosa di bello said...

a perfect pairing...& beguiling imagery