Monday, March 30, 2009

Writing Up A Storm






I heard a strange noise on the backside of Bloggingham last evening


Out the door in my blogjammies and slippers I went...
The camera clicked. The branches howled.
Flower pots somersaulted.


Wind blew mysteriously round the castle. Atonal ghosts .....playing spirit symphonies in the branches. Weeds blew up a crescendo of darkness and chill.

I waited for the resolution

and waited....
holding my breath
content to feel the vibrations clear down to the toes of my nightgown blown sideways by a dissonance more beautiful and wild than any Queen ought to be found running through on a night like this



Moving swiftly above the dormers I followed....round and round the house I went chasing demons and elves and half-sewn songs







wanting it to carry me
up
up
up
through the bold
barren garden
of leaves on
naked
twigs




And then it happened
Minor changed to Major in a thirty-second flash of brilliance I would have missed altogether if the edge of my gown hadn't snagged the corner of the door






peace








If there is a glory in this world more powerful than this, I challenge you to find it.








Photos were not altered. Copyright Mimi Lenox.
Copyright © 2006- 2009 Mimi Lenox. All Rights Reserved.

48 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Well, it's beautiful, but I'll wait for all the leaves to come back and that will be even better. Well for me since I'm not a winter person.

Have a terrific day Mimi. Big hug. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Sandee - I'm not a winter person either but the sky was incredible.

katherine. said...

those are lovely.

hopefully you donned your royal robe....

Mimi Lenox said...

Katherine - Why? Are there reflections in the trees? OH MY GOD! I can't take me anywhere.

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Photarifico` !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Le bleu profond brouille des tentures l'horizon et crée des ombres dans les arbres... alors subitement le feu allume flamboye rouge

Short poem by Speedy for your post :-)

Ricardo said...

Wonderful pictures Mimi. It is wonderful to find beauty in things around us. Too often we just kind of block it out. It's a crime really.

Travis said...

The photos were wonderful, but I would have seen the image with just your words. Well written my dear!

Ferd said...

A beautiful serene side of my Queen! I loved it!

I could picture the anxiety and threat of the windstorm, and the glorious sunny relief that followed. Life is like that, isn't it? That's why this piece makes sense and hits home.
Anxiety... relief.
Danger... safety.
Darkness... light.
Good Friday... Easter.

Nicely done, Mimi!

Linda said...

There is such beauty in the contrasting colors of the sky and when you throw the bare branches on top of it, it makes it even more gorgeous. We had some beautiful dark skies here tonight as I looked at the windows at work and wished I had thought to bring my camera - which I hadn't. However, I also wasn't going to be able to go outside and run around in my EMS boots and uniform snapping pictures - someone had to stay inside and answer silly 911 calls.

TERI REES WANG said...

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze.
Thank goodness, you are open and available to catch a glimpse of the ever wild ride.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Great shots!

Charles Gramlich said...

Beautifully written. I loved the description here. Very compelling. This would work great in a story.

Southern (in)Sanity said...

Fantastic pictures. Well done.

teabird said...

"atonal ghosts" - wonderful!

Mark said...

Great photos!

~ Erica ~ said...

Beautiful writing and GREAT photos to go with....

~E

Jamie said...

Beautiful poetry in both words and pictures.

Kanani said...

I like the mood the photographs convey! I've been away from here from far too long. Will check back more often!

Autumn said...

Wow...

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Scary sky. Well taken, Mimi.

Bond said...

Travis said it best...your words conveyed the pictures...

Mimi Lenox said...

Katherine - No one would see me but the squirrels. You don't think there are cameras in the trees do ya.....?

Mimi Lenox said...

Eric - Oui.

The flaming red sun over the horizon. Poetic!

Mimi Lenox said...

Ricardo - I was taken by surprise by the windy conditions and sky....then that burst of sun was incredible at the last minute. I'm glad I was in the right place at the right time.

Mimi Lenox said...

Travis - Thank you so much. That is so nice to hear since I'm a writer and not a photographer.

Mimi Lenox said...

Ferd - Beautiful comment, Ferd. It was serene and awesome.

Mimi Lenox said...

Linda - We're glad you're there to answer those calls too Linda. I am eternally fascinated with the sky.

Mimi Lenox said...

Teri - I try to stop and smell the sky every chance I get.
(smile)

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - Thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - Your critique of my writing is always welcome and appreciated. Thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Southern - I appreciate that! The sky was unbelievable.
I don't have the camera skills but I love taking pictures.

Mimi Lenox said...

Tea - The atonals are out and about tonight as a matter of fact.

Mimi Lenox said...

Mark - Thank you. They really don't do justice to the sky I saw.

Mimi Lenox said...

Erica - Welcome to Bloggingham Palace. Thank you.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Good to see you. Thank you!

Mimi Lenox said...

Kanani - I'm glad you are back too!

Mimi Lenox said...

Autumn - Is that a good wow or a bad wow....

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-luc - It was eerie....

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - So glad to hear that. You're one of my favorite critics. Smooch.

Mimi Lenox said...

Skywind - I enjoyed walking around outside in it.

Anndi said...

A glory in this world more powerful...

of course there is my Queen... Your Baby Boy... my Chicklet.

Autumn said...

That was a very good, awed wow!

Mojo said...

And Maestra was only a member of the audience and not conducting? What compelling imagery this is. The Queen in her gown, buffeted by winds, and challenging the ghosts to show themselves.

Enchanting.

The Gal Herself said...

Love the photos, Your Highness! Especially as the sky transforms from storm dark to sunny. You're right -- few things can more powerfully impact the spirit. I wonder, though, what of Homer? Was this a night not fit for man or beast?

Alicia M B Ballard said...

Oh... my dear
there is nothing like a monumental storm!

hug

Annelisa said...

Mmmmm....moments like these are what keeps us going...

Sounds like peace comes at the most unexpected times eh? Hopefully we will all have that at some time :-)

Good to see you again Mims ((((hug)))

Julie said...

Hmmmm this side of heaven? Probably not.

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