Poetry Lesson

Friday, February 12, 2010

Shall I teach
you the way
of a blossom,
the way of a cherry
twisting beneath
her stem,
shall I.

- L.L. Barkat, Inside Out, p. 69.
She let me borrow her poetry here. I let her have my picture there.
When I grow up and
know how to write
(for real),
I'd love to own her delightful
talent, her
pacing, her
gift for observation, for
making my heart dance, for
bringing tears where
there haven't been tears in years.
She takes my breath away.

You must absolutely read her book.

Yes, L.L., teach me the way of your blossom. I want to learn what it is you know about her.

(Image © Informal Moments Photography)


Graceful said...

I read her book -- and I keep rereading it and rereading it!

That photo is gorgeous, too...

Glynn said...

I love InsideOut -- and that photo is superb. A perfect match!

Megan Willome said...

Agreed! I bought "Inside Out" for my birthday (about two weeks ago). The perfect gift.

Laura said...

Perfect! Beauty twins.

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

That is very high praise, Laura...

Lyla Lindquist said...

The question, which none of us can answer, is who came out on the better end of that high praise. The scales, they fail to tip.

Twins indeed.

Bina said...

...simply gorgeous...

Kathleen said...

I came. Was blessed. The end.

Monica Sharman said...

That was just perfect.

Maureen said...

Everyone beat me to the comments!

Seriously, a gorgeous pairing of words and image mirroring the spirit and soul inside.

S. Etole said...

these two were meant to be dance partners ...

sarah said...

That photo brought me to tears with its beauty.

Corinne said...

I have Inside Out on my nightstand in a big stack of books... thanks for the reminder :)

Sandi said...

Made my way here via Joy's blog. Haven't much time to read now but loved your "About" post. Can identify with much there.


deb said...


I so love L.L.

and you.

this photo is my absolute all time favourite. Thank you so much for seeing the way you do.

Joy said...

Mine came today...did a little happy mail dance! :) I loved the webcast from IAM-to hear it read in her voice was a treat. Your photography makes me drool.

So happy to 'know' you both.

Lorrie said...

Hi Kelly! What a delightful surprise to have your visit and get to 'see you' too. You have a beautiful place here.. wonderful words and pictures - two of my favorite things! Blessings :-)

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