Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Highway 26

         
          ... late at night / Highway 26 ... I pull over on the shoulder

                                                              ... watch a low wall of fire slowly move across a farmer's field                                                                                       
                      ... through charred stubble ... another spring








Photograph by John L. Dengler

6 comments:

  1. There is a fierce beauty in this that presages summer. As metabolism is controlled and measured combustion there is a living rhythm here.

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    1. Thank you, Geo. I appreciate this comment very much.

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  2. Burning landscapes still scare the hell out me. Is this simply human nature?

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    1. There was something mesmerizing in this scene, and growing up with a similar practice of burning off the field, it was not scary for me. But, fire not planned for or controlled is very scary, indeed. I recently read a statement about the honesty seen in the faces of those watching a fire, and that still intrigues me.

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  3. Re-affirming - or life affirming.. that's what I feel on reading the poem.

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