Antony Gormley’s mysterious life-size sculpture of a solitary man, Sound II, located in Winchester Cathedral’s crypt. Photo by Jordan 2016
This is my contribution to Frank Jansen’s Dutch goes the Photo challenge.
I tried all week to capture a lovely picture of a reflection but kept coming back to this piece that I had published previously.
The photo and poem are a philosophical reflection on the subject of Silence. I hope you all enjoy.
If you would like to participate in the challenge or view other’s posts, here is the link. https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2018/10/16/tuesday-photo-challenge-reflection/
Standing solitary within a stone crypt
Seasons pass as the water rises and retreats
Our hands cupped in prayer as we breath in the script
Lifetimes spent in humble obedience, discrete
Funny how the sound of silence reverberates
Seemingly against stone enclosures and puddles
How can I stare at you as grey and celebrate?
Two dimensionally, confined, a brain muddled
Through stillness, prayer and listening in silence
Penetrating walls, and permeating water
Two become multidimensional resonance
Breaking free of confinement, both our spirits soar
Movement in present time, camouflaged as if stone
Signposts as reminders for our journey homeward
In silence, in memoriam, your heart, my own
I look at your cupped hands and see flowing waters
© Jordan 2018