03 May 2013

Artist Date at 4th and Chestnut



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I photograph the lilac tree hoping the scent that stopped me in my tracks will adhere—AH—stand still until I return from Grandmother’s driveway.

I photograph the open-mouthed tulips roaring “Look at me!” so loudly the black-iron gate cannot contain them—AH—this time it’s spring in Albany I see.

Crossing the cobblestones to Ritz 5, I resist photographing people though they look so —AH—I remember heels, tight dresses, and dyed hair from before the Second Wave of Fem …

The tattoos are new. 

I don’t photograph them either, but smile as I imagine reading in bed—AH—I smile and buy a ticket to Robert Redford’s “The Company They Keep.”


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Photos by Susan Chast


Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #149 with gratitude.


Copyright © 2013 S.L.Chast



13 comments:

Sherry Blue Sky said...

That lilac tree is amazing........I love lilac and forsythia, my two fave bushes. I enjoyed your ruminations as you wandered about looking for photo opps.

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, lilacs! It will be quite a while until mine bloom and enchant me with their fragrance, but I checked out my tulips today. The leaves are quite tall now, and in between them I can see buds which will soon (I hope) become blooms!
Beautiful photos, Susan.

Brian Miller said...

sounds like a pretty fun day...and good on you respecting the people...i would probably be capturing little poetry pics of them...smiles...lovely tulips as well susan...

Susan said...

It is always at least two worlds I find myself in ...and the flora of this city is mighty engaging this time of year.

Susan said...

I'm glad you finally can see spring on its way.

Susan said...

Poetry pics may still come, tho I did not capture conversation as you do. Honestly, tho, new styles are not just retro clothing, they are also retro political advances of women!

Grace said...

Beautiday pictures Susan ~ I too went to the park this morning and took some picture of the spring blooms ~ Glorious time of the year ~ Have a good weekend ~

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

A perfect day! Lovely photos!!

Poet Laundry said...

Sounds like a wonderful spring day!

mindlovemisery said...

Gorgeous photography and writing! Brought a sense of warmth and peace which I really needed!

Akila G said...

loved it. glad to see that you are inhaling spring in deep!

Jinksy said...

Roaring, open-mouthed tulips ? Aren't they just! :)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love your long, long lines and the repeated AH. I also love all the other words. Oh yes, and the photos too. :)