Framing The Emptiness of Light

Sun flakes can’t save it:
timbered up
and closed in
upon itself like death;
pages from a torn life,
driftwood hangings –
her shade
below an open roof

silent and alone, framed
as an empty
remembrance of flight and light.

Steven Craig Hickman ©2014 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited.

Note: these pictures are from Clarence John Laughlin – Many historians credit Laughlin as being the first true surrealist photographer in the United States. His images are often nostalgic, reflecting the influence of Eugène Atget and other photographers who tried to capture vanishing urban landscapes. Laughlin’s best-known book, Ghosts Along the Mississippi, was first published in 1948.

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