05 April 2020

Composition with Forest and Field



Photography by Anatasiya Dobrovolskaya click HERE for Website



White red and black foxes
pose on red black and white dresses
worn by humans with black white and red hair

Composed calm as checkers
or chess pieces on black and white
The gowned figures are oddly accusatory

Look at the camera
they whisper one more minute and 
then we'll let you go and set ourselves free



Day 4 of International Poetry month 
 

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7 comments:

Carrie Van Horn said...

Oh that last line is superb Susan! Freedom comes in so many forms. Love your lovely poetic take on the photo! So glad it was a pleasant diversion for you. I have been finding myself writing more these days, with more time and much on my mind. A boat we all are rowing right now. 🙏💙

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh, I LOVE the closing stanza, would love to see the foxes scampering away as fast as their foxy little feet could go.

C. Sandlin said...

There is that lingering sense that every one of them would run back into the forest after the photo. I liked the way each line felt like a chant.

Helen said...

Love the checkers and chess comparison .... nice write.

Susie Clevenger said...

Thank goodness for freedom...

indybev said...


How I would love to know the story behind this photo. Who dreamed of locating the 3 diverse-colored foxes and dressing the ladies in similar tones and then mixed them all up! Was it the clever photographer, I wonder. Nevertheless, I like your interpretation!

purplepeninportland.com said...

Love that last line, Susan!