Black and White

by gailrayaia, on Instagram

Image by Gail Ray

Before the sorrow, before the thorn,
looking away into what lies inside
the senses, memories as yet unborn.
Do you remember? Reality sliced
into ribbons, tongues of flame. Roses worn
where wounds will root. Peering thru many-eyed,
caught in hatched pencil lines. Before the thorns,
before the sorrows, the closed mouth unshorn.


5 responses to “Black and White

  1. Very nice the creative process

  2. Meredith Gould

    Holy wholly amazing.

    • Oh, thank you! Then you heard where I tried to go with this. I wasn’t sure it worked. 🙂

    • And isn’t Gail a stirring artist? You can see why her work inspires me. We’re trying to do a bit of a collaboration. Not sure if I will be able to write poems for her entire series of 1000 images, but we’ll see how far I get. Clicking on the images takes you back to her stream.

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