For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #249
grace, join, yearning, silken, any, fire,
eggs, moment, skin, cell, light, boundless
For Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #57
menace, father, black, childhood, blocking, light,
speak, throwing, window, plain, dazzling, after
Poets United: Poetry Pantry #300
After The Accident
Pain is the shell that encompasses
__The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Although father seemed a menace
to my childhood, reversing black
Pontiac down driveway while
mother watched from window,
resultant scar became a silken grace
joining far more than skin and skull together.
Became boundless fire throwing light
on deepest yearnings to comprehend.
Constantly egging on any and all
questions that would unblock cells
of understanding. Speaking its dazzling
truth in plain light of ordinary
Elizabeth Crawford 5/1/16
Process Notes: I’ve written of this incident before, but these words seemed to go back and want another look. The quote is a favorite of mine. Found in the book mentioned above, given to me many, many years ago. Much later, as a middle-aged college student, I found a sculpture hanging in one of the main corridors on campus. It was gleaming white and seemed to be a round object, like an egg, cracked open with a liquid flow of glistening bubbles pouring out of it. And suddenly I knew that my experience at age four, might not have been an accident, but perhaps Divine Intervention, putting all the pieces together, letting me know I was on the right path, doing the right thing. That all of my seeking for understanding was not a quirk, but a purpose. Yes, all of the words.
Image is a digital painting done several years ago.