Friday, 28 August 2009

A Moment

Sunlight bright on the folly on the hill
vivid rainbow against a slate grey sky
people gather on the street below
taking photos on their mobile phones.

9 comments:

Michelle Johnson said...

A rainbow would be something nice to capture on my camera as I haven't seen one for awhile. Nice poem. Hope all is well.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Nice image of that follow Juliet - why do we always want to capture a rainbow on film I wonder?

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Great juxtaposition of images.....very now and yet eternal.

steven said...

hello juliet, i think that people like to be inside magic. even if it has a rational explanation - a folly is a sort of fantasy, a magical place, recreating something and a rainbow is a magical thing even though it's grounded in reality of a sort. the bridge of your poem taking people who are caught in digital moment embrace as compared to their analogue ancestors is lovely. steven

Janice Thomson said...

I probably would too with my camera though as I don't own a cell phone.
Love the image presented.

Rabbits' Guy said...

... there to be entombed with the hundreds of others taken and stored and forgotten.

FARfetched said...

From the sublime to the mundane. Good one!

Rabbits' Guy, they could also be posted on blogs (like this one) or Flickr…

Paul said...

Beautiful. Perfectly captured moment.

jem said...

I think a few well crafted words can capture a moment so much more effectively than any number of photos.