Friday, October 16, 2009

Once upon a time

once upon a time . . .

This is a photo from my "View from within" series. While displayed at a gallery, poet/writer S.David was inspired to write his thoughts on it.


Once Upon a Time
[
by S. David] [art by Gary Heller]

Tragedy after tragedy
Finally she just
Picked herself up
Packed up
Walked away
Abandoned the house
Abandoned the furniture
Abandoned her
Once upon a time
Filled with joy home
A widow burying
Her young child
Time time time
She never sold
The house just
Left it then now
Twenty years and
She can face it
Again does she
Want to

10 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow... what a gift you have. I always knew for myself your images inspire and evoke emotions and stories but I'm glad you get to see for yourself how powerfully it affects many people * applause*

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Beautiful poem... and a perfect pair for your haunting photograph.

DoanLegacy said...

Wonderful poem, and fantastic photo, Gary! The image is very powerful..

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Love the mystery in the photo and the words match the image perfectly. xx

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

I have always been fascinated with deriliction, despair, poverty ...

Your photo and the poem stand alone in their own right but together ... perfect.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

How very flattering to have inspired poetry :) It's a wonderful image - classic in so many ways and so strong that it stays burned into my brain even now that I'm looking away.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I love the pairing of your photo and S. David's poem. I have always thought that your photography was pure visual poetry. Great team!

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography
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The Things We Carried said...

Wow, I wonder how you found the place you shot!

Daryl said...

Amazing .. and inspiring .. seriously a photo I could sit and stare at for hours ...

Kimmie and Heartpoet said...

Hauntingly beautiful and the pair go so well together.

Kimmie