Her Bangles Thrown Down

My friend and collaborator Bernard Thornton has written the following poem in response to one of my recent Hanmer Springs images… Here it is:

Hanmer Springs

Her bangles, thrown down

You have reduced the landscape

to dark blue and ebony,

where purple whispers as she

scatters her golden bangles on me.

Making this shot all about her and

the difference she wrought in me.

New peaks of possibility,

fresh-pointed, the way blue

looks when it’s just cleared

black by the skin of its teeth,

and lovely, carries still

remnants of its sorrow.

Bernard Thornton


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