Ogni Anno - Every Year

Ogni Anno - Every Year

Digital Photography, Landscape, Digital, 200x150cm
1 of 4 works (the other 3 to be considered in Artworks not in Prize on my Personal Page)
Inspired by the poem by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver
In Blackwater Woods

Look, the trees
Are turning
Their own bodies
Into pillars

Of light
Are giving off the rich
Fragrance of cinnamon
And fulfillment

The long tapers
Of cattails
Are bursting and floating away over
The blue shoulders

Of the ponds,
And every pond,
No matter what its
Name is, is

Nameless now.
Every year
I have ever learned

In my lifetime
Leads back to this: the fires
And the black river of loss
Whose other side

Is salvation,
Whose meaning
None of us will ever know.
To live in this world

You must be able
To do three things:
To love what is mortal;
To hold it

Against your bones knowing
Your own life depends on it;
And, when the times comes to let it go,
Let it go.

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Erica Brancasi
9 years ago
molto suggestiva

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