Friday, April 27, 2012

photo friday: quiet

© 2012 Amber Schley Iragui
© 2011 Amber Schley Iragui

© 2012 Amber Schley Iragui

T H E   Y E L L O W   B O W L 

By Rachel Contreni Flynn
If light pours like water
into the kitchen where I sway
with my tired children,

if the rug beneath us
is woven with tough flowers,
and the yellow bowl on the table

rests with the sweet heft
of fruit, the sun-warmed plums,
if my body curves over the babies,

and if I am singing,
then loneliness has lost its shape,
and this quiet is only quiet.

Poem copyright ©2009 by Rachel Contreni Flynn 

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Julia said...

Nice, quiet photos-- I like that you did diptychs. My favorite is of the sleeping baby. I will always remember nap time is the pinnacle of quiet during the phase of life with small children.

Manuela said...

I love all of them, once again. I think my favorite is the second one, but just because it looks like such a comforting, quiet place that I want to be at right now, and of course the wonderful light.

I agree that it is very interesting to see the differences in our photos taken with the same theme in mind.
That's why I am really starting to love photo friday.
I get excited anticipating your shots from the week.

Jenny said...


This poem is perfect for this post, and expresses the hidden beauty of silence so well. Love it! The photos soothe me and pull me in.