Winding, Winding, Ever Winding…

Image courtesy of Brian Gaynor Photography

Winding, winding, ever winding.

Incessantly insistently stubbornly winding,

Path called to reluctant Feet.

As always, she could only see a few steps in front of her nose;

Obscurity wore the pants in this relationship.

Path liked to cloak itself in mysterious profundity,

Slinking under sheets of rain,

Shrouded in turban-cloths wound into mist,

Wrapping itself tightly into fists of fog.

And always, her feet followed at Path’s insistence.

Somewhere ahead, somewhere she hadn’t been yet, was

The Self that she sought in her dreams.

Always elusive, always fleeting,

She caught glimpses reflected from the microscopic mirror-specks of

Vapour hanging pregnant in the saturated air.

Fractured form and function,

Her shattered Self mocked with seven year’s bad luck.

And yet –

The Prophesy that drove her on, that fuelled her falter,

That cried through the whispers between leaves,

Promised a rainbow of Self fulfilled;

Quest beat with courage of steel in housing of paper.

So on Feet crept, blindly faithful,

Winding, winding, ever winding…

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7 comments on “Winding, Winding, Ever Winding…

  1. Brian Gaynor says:

    I really love your words, Melody! You have such a talent for looking into an image and expressing the core meaning. Great work, again.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thank you! And again thanks for the use of your image. Words come so easily when my imagination and emotion have been captured. It is a gift to be able to introduce meaning and feeling through a still image, too, so I thank you for your imaginative use of visual stimuli! šŸ™‚

  2. Petro Neagu says:

    It must have been such a windy weather over there. And the wind brought a lot of good inspiration on both poetry and photography. The photos are absolutely magnificent!

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