Monday, July 27, 2009

Demolition

                                      Brenda Bryant

MONOCHROME


DEMOLITION

The young man returned
After long years away.
He ran up the old familiar steps.
And then he stopped!
*
Light
Where there should have been 
Solidity.
Space 
Where there should have been
Density.
Strangeness
Where there should have been
Familiarity.
*
For a moment he stood nonplussed,
Not daring to go further.
*
A passer-by called out
'Pulled down five year ago, mate.
The owners died.'
*
The young man returned to his car
And drove away.
*
The same mood here:

12 comments:

Dr.John said...

This time you have reached a new level. There is wonderful. So very well done.

Aileni said...

Splendid aisle of trees. No figures in the depths of the image but a tiny scene. Great.

Patty said...

Sad poem but I love Black and White photos.

SandyCarlson said...

How swift, and not so swift, all at once. Such is life. Ouch.

Tumblewords: said...

A lifetime in this short piece. Well done -

quilly said...

This is a beautiful photo. And how sad to come home too late.

This is one of my favorite pieces.

James said...

Very nice picture. I'm happy that I am able to see it. For the last several weeks I couldn't get on your blog for some reason.

Anne said...

The picture and the words mix so well :-) just love the feeling in this picture you must know.

Anne.

slim said...

This really works. Is the writing yours as well?

Ackworth born said...

There is a lot of demolition going on at present.

Babooshka said...

This is a very unique way to monochrome.

Kat said...

Loved the poem. It was like a movie story captured in poem, with all the mystery and suspense..!!!!