Tag Archives: life
Bright pink flowers burst with life. Consummate showmen, they zing against the grey of the rain-soaked window. Tight buds wait in the wings beneath the dark green leaves, ready for their cue to enter.
Wrapped in a busy floral patterned dress, it appears framed in the archway. Life imitating art.
It opens up its bright orange heart for just one day. Desperately, it beckons insects in before its life expires. Next to it, another bud grows fat, ready to resume the quest.
Her face explodes from the canvas. A large grin with startling white teeth against her dark skin. Her eyes look mischievous and fun. A portrait not quite finished, but bursting with life and joy.
The brightly-dressed figures herald the Summer with song and dance, with gratefulness and joy. The sun appears, bright orange glowing in a cloudless sky. It gives them a performance in its turn, as the shapeless landscape transforms into shining life.
They pitch all around me, monochrome, only distinguishable by the pattern of moss that covers them. Around them, everything moves. Branches sway in the gentle wind. Birds perch, then take off again, busily. A pair of magpies build a nest. … Continue reading
Cleared of junk and suddenly full of space. For one moment, we stand, surrounded by the detritus of life that we’ve removed, to stare, unbelieving, as if seeing it for the first time. It won’t be long before we fill … Continue reading
Cut off from its body, it still blooms green. The veins that carried life to its heart continue to rise, full and ready. But in one corner the whiteness of death begins to crawl and curl, as nature’s recycling begins.
Scrubbed clean, boiled and peeled, yet they still bleed. Relentlessly, they mark the many lines that cross my palms. Beautiful and ugly all at once, these lines reveal the life that I have lived.