Monday, July 29, 2013

From the Empirical Archives: The Photograph: A Wish for Stillness by Peggy Aylsworth

The Photograph: A Wish for Stillness
Peggy Aylsworth
Originally published in the January 2013 issue of Empirical

The wing of the plane cut the sunrise
in half,
but couldn’t diminish the aurora
its orange, its yellow. Everything is on its way
to somewhere.
But look, the stanchions
on the bridge,
like children waiting to throw stones,
watch ripples
in the lake foretelling the clamor of their lives.
The stillness
of bare winter, its illusion could convince
the eye
nothing would change, but reflections
in the water
shimmy, wriggle, promising, promising.

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