Just Plain Foolish

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Common ground (One Deep Breath)

The Japanese fountain

We stand, awkwardly aware,
The issue between,
Sorrowfully considering.
Small, shy, hopeful smile offered.
Water melts cold granite hearts.

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Blogger Maxly said...

Nice imagery.

Common ground even when we think it lost.



5/28/2007 8:48 PM  
Blogger Mandy said...

nice one

5/29/2007 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope your dad comes home soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

Beautiful tanka and picture.



5/29/2007 1:39 AM  
Blogger Regina said...

Oh, just beautiful- there is such hope here...

5/29/2007 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awkwardly aware is a great phrase and we all can feel what it means! Oh, good job! Where was the photo taken?

5/29/2007 7:00 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

Thank you.

Maxly, I often think common ground is most important precisely when we think it is lost.

Rose, his boots are already on American soil, and now he's just waiting to be released from duty later this week. I'm looking forward to seeing him next month.

Regina, I think we need as much hope as we can get right now.

QuietPaths, the picture was taken at the Japanese garden at a local museum made from the Merriweather-Post estate in the District. While there were many Russian treasures on the inside, I found myself happier out in the gardens, and took a series of photos there.

Even better, when I went on a walk in my own neighborhood the next day, I found myself looking for similar "moments" to photograph there.

5/29/2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger Tammy Brierly said...

Hope is a wonderful common ground. Nice job!

5/29/2007 11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Powerful piece and beautiful image!

5/29/2007 11:06 AM  
Blogger megan said...

water melts cold granite hearts...ow...in a good way! You got to the heart of it...which is what good poetry does. Nice work!

5/29/2007 8:38 PM  

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