Friday, November 13

things







things

What happened is, we grew lonely
living among the things,
so we gave the clock a face,
the chair a back,
the table four stout legs
which will never suffer fatigue.

We fitted our shoes with tongues
as smooth as our own
and hung tongues inside bells
so we could listen
to their emotional language,

and because we loved graceful profiles
the pitcher received a lip,
the bottle a long, slender neck.

Even what was beyond us
was recast in our image;
we gave the country a heart,
the storm an eye,
the cave a mouth
so we could pass into safety.

Lisel Mueller

14 comments:

spread your wings said...

such warmth here

cindy said...

i love seeing photos of the inside of your new home and the poem is divine. enjoy your weekend!

Line said...

I think is one of my favorite post, love the ambiance and the words, It feels so good, thanks!

Aran said...

beautiful cupboard!

Wendy said...

Oh, I love that poem! So true!! And I love how you capture the light in your pics. The contrast between dark and light is truly awesome. Like your cupboard too! Especially that little pitcher on top.

Karin said...

The words and the pictures. Both very beautiful!

Claire said...

there is light, love and longing here...

avant garde said...

if that is the inside of your new home, it's dreamy, positively dreamy! beautiful words perfectly accompany the spaces. love :)

Hila said...

I was overwhelmed by your kind note of congratulations, thank you so much!!

montague said...

i want to wake up in that bed, with that view... and that light...

Gigi said...

An amazing poem. Love her work, and your photographs play off of the poem so beautifully. I am coveting the ironstone picture. I collect ironstone and maybe love it a wee bit too much for my own good! Thanks. I always love coming here.

Katherine said...

Oh, the photo of the shelves with all of your pretty cream dishes stacked high made me stop and just look for a moment. So lovely.

sk said...

Just absolutely lovely!

designsonfragility said...

i love your photographs...i haven't looked at your blog in a while, so i've just wandered through the last few entires - those horses! they're so terribly beautiful - and i was wondering...would you mind if i added your blog to my links? i just started one of my own, you see, and i love the idea of being able to share the internet places i love.