Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beholder

Phare de la Jument off the coast of Brittany by Jean Guichard

At the end of earth,
Finistere,
Where the waters boil,
swallow/the ships/with storm/

Man’s become an eye of
La Jument,
granite Light House ,-
saved/escaped/survived.

Hasn’t seen huge waves,
called by soul,
met the mighty challenge,
checked/the will/at work.

Stunned beholder froze,
Zoom! No waste! –
Enchanted keeper captured -
beauty/ on the edge/ of death.



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17 comments:

  1. La Jument an epitome of durability and strength! Beautifully captured humbird!

    Hank

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  2. Near the edge much one can surely behold

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  3. i am sure there is a lot of beauty out there in the last bastion...and silence as well with time to contemplate the beauty as well...

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  4. Some of those waves would definitely be a challenge. Death must ALWAYS be close on the edge....

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  5. Yes, great poem! In Spain have Cape Finisterre!

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  6. Beautifully written, and written in FORCE...

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  7. Beauty on the edge of death. - what a great last line, powerful and emotional. This is beautiful written and i love the way it compliments to picture.

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  8. Wonderful, fatalistic take...!!

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  9. That last line is very powerful. It's a shame historical sites sometimes get destroyed either by nature or mankind.

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  10. I imagine it might feel like the end of the earth as giant
    waves crash around the house of light.

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  11. As fierce as it all is, it's also a natural beauty all of its own!

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  12. i love that pic and i envy his coolness in the face of the storm...i wish i had his experience...

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  13. Lucky they built it strong ! Happy new year, Hum

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  14. beauty captured on the edge of death---i loved that! smiles...

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  15. It does have that certain edge to it. Well formatted.

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