Monday, March 1, 2010

Capturing Light


Far from us 
from the green isle
came a picture 
capturing light
it squeezed my heart
until tears appeared
reminding me to see again
notice anew 
glance away
then back once more
watching
waiting 
for a moment when 
pouncing on possibility
I might
catch light
 too

Across the country
while mothering
and homemaking
another woman child 
chooses the way of love
capturing moments 
in a day 
when light radiates 
from her home
out of her heart 
into ours 

her way with light 
is fueled by pain 
I know this kind
of bright white light
she captures

it holds me captive
as I remember
forever lost are
those moments
before back when
I could not 
imagine them 
gone


Claire Burge and Kelly Langner Sauer are photographers. 

Both are artists - they share their gifts lavishly. I'm thankful when art provokes and compels me to notice more. I went out to the back yard and my garden shed, surprised at the light I saw with my new eyes. Courage is capturing it.

2 comments:

Maureen said...

So lovely, Kathleen. You honor yourself in honoring Kelly and Claire.

togetherforgood said...

beautiful beautiful. They do amaze in their capture of light, truth, and life. :)