Monday, June 20, 2011

is this an ancient ruin?

musicians, poets, and pretenders,
all have passed this way.
lightning struck the stone steeple,
leaving a blackened scar.
no one prays here anymore...
unless you count the girl in her peasant skirt longing
for an invitation to dance.

the church, main street, brattleboro

24 comments:

Birdman said...

I recall this church. You've captured it well.

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Birdman, this picture is very artistic, I like a lot those stones, the texture and your choice for b&w, really beautiful.
Léia

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You could have fooled me and you beautifully captured this bit of antiquity close to home

Bises,
Genie

JM said...

Beautiful details! The b&w works here just perfectly.

Montreal Photo Daily said...

A beautiful postcard! Love the caption.

Happy Monday. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It very well could be an ancient ruin Brattcat, to someone who knows no better, like me. Your picture from yesterdays post is so gorgeous and mellow, lovely rural scene.

Marie-Noyale said...

Great site for a Shakespeare play!
I really enjoyed your father and grandfather explanation on the red barn paint!

Sharon Creech said...

Beautiful detail and love the black and white . . . brattcat goes where others cannot or do not . . .

Lynette said...

I like this black and white photo!

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting capture---and the words go well with it.

Hopefully my computer is up and running for awhile.

Love the father's day pic. MB

Malyss said...

Some ghosts, some shadows, and even maybe some fairies surely go on to enjoy this peaceful place..

Sharon said...

What a wonderful shot! It's timeless!

Jacob said...

Churches can be as solemn as graveyards. Like this one.

I'm looking for the girl in that peasant skirt.

greensborodailyphoto.com said...

Looks like an ancient ruin to me!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

another great image and your very creative writings and poems are always enjoyable

Red13 said...

Great Pic!

cieldequimper said...

If there was a rose here, I would say it is a setting for Ronsard.

Don't unplug your hub said...

I want to climb through that gap and explore the other side.

Amin said...

Beautiful picture...

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderfully evocative image. It has an Old World feel to it. Oh, and yes, I had too much silliness for Father's Day, hence the ridiculous post for the day :^)

Jack said...

Top shelf, brattcat. It works in black and white, and the poem suits it. Well done!

Bob Crowe said...

I don't think there are any ancient ruins in America made by people of European ancestry. The image is beautiful nonetheless.

VP said...

It looks like one...

Tash said...

pure poetry!