Five Photos, Five Stories – Day One

Just been embroiled in a challenge by fellow blogger Jane Dougherty to produce an image & words a day for 5 consecutive days,

So,

here is a first attempt, entitled A Little Chaos, after Alan Rickman’s latest cinematographic fresco, which enchanted my senses.

The photograph, taken inside a wonderful hidden garden in my village of Sandwick last summer, appears so apt as an illustration.

 
A Little Chaos

 

Hands inside gloves,

she prunes and 

slashes 

through 

branches 

to find order 

within her heart –

she sees chaos among 

bluebells & lavender,

lost motherhood,

unfinished 

plans;

she

shapes 

her world with

a sickle, 

fashions

landscapes 

inside her shed as

rain runs 

cold…

And

as her 

sanctuary grows

wild or inside

pots,

she looks & dreams, 

there is a light for each 

flower in the 

garden. 
© Nat Hall 2015

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2 responses to “Five Photos, Five Stories – Day One

  1. I love the quiet tone of this poem, though the images are violent and emotional. So much symbolism in gardening 🙂

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