Unyielding Stone

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Never quite able to move beyond the yearning,

Formed into a pose

Between desire and

Response,

They are frozen, sculptured into something

That cannot become reality

Despite constant striving,

Their despair exposed

At a heartless ornamental pond.

Still their eyes do not the silent gaze drop.

Even as their hands are

Locked away from the ability to

Enfold,

Set in stone they are forever reaching

For an embrace

That cannot

Form.

 

 

 

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Sculpture in 71 words

 

Museum Muse

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Where the muse

Fills the senses

‘Afore first step

Indoors,

The gestalt

Inferences

To avow

Art’s in store.

 

 

For the One Word Sunday Challenge: Muse

 

 

 

A Fountain’s Woes

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Through summer’s heat or winter’s snows

He stony-faced

Nonetheless blows

A flow of life

That never slows.

The step of people passing by

Is all he knows.

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

 

Time Travel

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Out of place

Out of time

As the half-hour

Chimes

Periods bend

And history glides

In past with present

Side by side.

 

 

For Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge