Sunday, November 4

Icon for 2012

Like a study for a stained glass window
she sits in passive stillness, watching him
take her photograph, this prying artist
who unthinkingly captures her spirit.

She lacks energy to protest. Instead,
she has withdrawn into a time and a place
where she can ignore his reality.

We are left to wonder what she might say
if her image could come to life and speak.


Once again, Thanks to Tess for her Mag 142, which sets our creative juices flowing.

30 comments:

  1. I think she would be saying:
    'Hurry up and take the damn picture' lol

    RYN: About her beauty, apparently, it was Charis herself who didn't consider herself a beauty. I personally think, she is.

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  2. I'd love to have lunch with her...

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    1. I have a feeling, that might prove to be very Spartan, if you did. :)

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  3. lol, I gave her some words. Love your take on this.

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  4. Oh, I believe you saw her very well.

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  5. Awesome what you did with the image and then how you interpreted that image in poetry.

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    1. I simply listened to what the image was saying to me! :)

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  6. You've cut her off at the boots! Good poem, nevertheless.

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    1. I did indeed, Doc, but Boots plus Icon didn't make a good team for a stained glass image...
      I thought they made her look like a human grasshopper.:)

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  7. I love this. The image is haunting and the poetry is thought provoking. well done

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  8. I would have loved to have known this woman. Such strength in her face.

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    1. I was more aware of her inner strength, I think, although I knew nothing about her when I created the 'window'...

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  9. I love the stained glass image you were able to find in the photograph, Jinksy. It's lovely in it's own way. And I do wonder what Charis was thinking as she sat, what she might have said. Thank you for sharing. =D

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    1. I think it's more a case of the altered images finding me each week... :)

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  10. Well this is very like a stained glass window! thanks-

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  11. I bet she would have a ton to say if she could speak now! I see her strength and with that, I bet a whole lot of attitude!

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  12. An interesting take by the way you've altered this woman's image, reminding me more of an Islamic woman than explorer. Thanks to for catching my typo. Hate those. Cheers

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    1. Interesting that you should see the Islamic picture, too. That's what struck me immediately I saw the prompt, for I had no idea who the woman was, and didn't Google to find out, preferring to use my gut reaction to it to inspire some words.

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  13. Love your treatment of the photography. Weston would approve...well said too!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. I like what you did with the photo and she does look like she's retreated to a happy place.

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  15. A conversation would have been fantastic. She looks gutsy. Even cropped off at the boots!

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  16. Oh I truly think she'd have lots to share indeed! I actually saw a recent video taken about a year before she died- a lady she would have been to know in real life!

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  17. I'm a huge fan of stained glass windows, though I think one with that image would freak me out somewhat!

    CJ x

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  18. Are you David Bailey?
    haha.

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  19. Would love to hear what she would say with this new picture! Both pictures make for what looks like it would be an interesting conversation!

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  20. So clever, eventually he might realise she is taking a snapshot of him !

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  21. When Charis was 90 a documentary was done! I like your stain glass window approach.

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  22. I see her expression as serene, not "lacking energy to protest." But I do wonder what she was thinking...

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