Sunday, June 9, 2013


PATIENCE   wood relief by Candace Knapp   
40 inches x 13 inches x 3 inches    Photo Bjorn Andren


Left hanging,
waiting for something to pass
for something to begin

Emily was quietly staring out the window when the rains came.
Joe across the street had been walking his little brown dog,
now they both ran.
It was a Sunday afternoon,
old science fiction movies on TV
No phone calls ...

Last night she had come close to finishing her book
but the ending eluded her
reminding her that some relationships
some wars never end
and some long cherished dreams have no resolution

only a gradual understanding

that forms in the long silent moments

between the great events.


  1. "Left hanging...waiting for something to end...for something to begin"

    This reminded me of some lines from a T.S.Eliot poem:

    Between the idea
    And the reality
    Between the motion
    And the act
    Falls the Shadow

    Between the conception
    And the creation
    Between the emotion
    And the response
    Falls the Shadow

    Between the desire
    And the spasm
    Between the potency
    And the existence
    Between the essence
    And the descent
    Falls the Shadow

    Shadows are not black or white but subtle shades of grey. I think it is a worthy thing to contemplate the shadow...the gap between the synapse that will eventually facilitate the passing of the spark. Every part of this equation is sacred.