Patti Edmon Altered Attic: A Summer Day in the Country

Friday, July 16, 2010

A Summer Day in the Country

(please scroll down for the Buried Treasure post)

A Summer day in the country

When the ordinary ceases to amaze…

the unblemished coreopsis

fanned out in perfection alongside the old black barn;

when I tire of the honeysuckle, lush, fragrant still

beneath the withering July sun;

when I no longer notice

the checkered flight of a startled

butterfly, or a female cardinal

paused in the sanctum of fallen branches

as though hiding, for a moment,

from the duties of her nest, that

to an uninterested eye, might appear casual,

dull even;

when weathered wood

Isn’t poised for the click of my shutter,

just peeling paint, curling away from the knotted grain;

Then I will know that, even on an otherwise

remarkable day

I will have forgotten how to see.

dedicated to Jilly


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lovely sentiment and a gorgeous photo of peeling paint. Beautiful all the way around.

Seth said...

This amazing image grabbed my attention and your thought provoking and moving words kept it. Thanks for this post.

Poetic Artist said...

What a wonderful post. Peeling paint and words..What more can you ask for.
Hope all is well.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Patty ~
I am in awe of your poetry ~ this poem is so so good! And I love that color green in the chippy paint! Beautiful inspiration ~ all of it! ~ Katie

Poetic Artist said...

I am going to post on your blog.
These words of poetry for your friend is wonderful. Vision of beauty through the lens of camera must first been seen through the heart of the photographer.
P.S I can not find your email. Could you send me one so I can put a personal note to you.

Cheri said...

Patti - your image is stunning, but your words even more so. I am just learning to see with the eyes of an artist and a photographer. It is a wild and crazy journey!

Oxana said...

Gorgeous image and your sentiment too!

Sharmon Davidson said...

Beautiful, thought-provoking and heart-felt words; you are a poet.


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