From Behind

Words tease the mind into seeing.
Or, is it backwards… What’s at the front?
Mindless lips making noise.
Never speaking.
maybe watching;
never seeing.

Minds create words.
Hearts feed on them, relish in them,
live through them and birth stories.
What is life made of?
Of words and lips?
Of minds and eyes?

I think. 
I say, “Both.” 
When seen from behind. 


(Open Link Monday - Jul 21, 2014)



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Laura from ForestWalkArt introduced me to Thematic Photographic.
The latter invited everyone to take shots From Behind. At least this week ;-)

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  1. I wish to go be quiet with those words. Great poem.

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    1. By all means, do. Then tell me how it went ;-)

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  2. beautiful 'behind' picture AND words!!!
    love the reflection...wow!

    (oh, and thanks for the mention...i'm glad you played along!)

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    1. Well, I do have a beautiful behind... picture lol

      And thank YOU for leading me there, for it is the perfect reason for showing all those pictures that I really love. And, of course, it gives me license to butcher the world of poetry with my word jabs ;-)

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  3. Art in two media, photography and poetry. Wow almost doesn't do it justice.

    I wish I could get to That Very Spot more often, where I'm alone by the water, in silence, and have enough time there to just stop and think. You've captured that here so expertly. I'm so glad you followed Laura over to this week's theme, and hope you'll pop back in as often as you wish: Your work is wonderful.

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    1. Yosemite does that to people. I remember that day, it was cold but I had been hiking for a long time and breathing the frigid air felt like drinking ice. It was good day ;-)

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    2. I am so glad you took the time to set this pic up - in the cold, on your car's hood. That's what great photogs do, and this is a great shot. I love how a picture can take you back to a memorable day. Love this entry!

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    3. I do think pictures are like words in that sense; they do take us back to the time of their birth. Just like herbs, pipe tobacco and audio books will always remind me of my grandmother, powerful images and words are the easiest ways to soul travel ;-)

      I'm very happy you like so much!

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  4. I love this Magaly and the picture goes a long with this writing beautifully!!!

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    1. I took the picture before I got your stone, but it was your red tiger's eye that made me think that a bit of poetry and photography might be fun. It is such fun to write what I see in the pretties of Nature ;-)

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  5. A picture worthy of poetry...and vice versa.


    ...and a behind worthy of eyes, lips, words and....imagination (mind), you sexy thing, you;P

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    1. Yeah baby (imagine it in an Austin Powers' voice)

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  6. Loved the words and the photo!! Well done
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Just beautiful. You are so talented. And from behind is a great photo theme.

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  8. I'm way ahead of you on this one Mags.

    I have, like, a hundred photos of my behind.

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    1. I believe you. I've seen some of them ;-)

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  9. Sometimes we see the clearest from behind. They say you can disguise every feature, your eyes, your hair, your skin, but that once a back is known it will always be recognized. The words here are a lovely dance of mind and heart, Magaly.

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    1. Guess we can't fake what's hidden from you...

      Ah, how I love when mind and heart dance together!

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  10. I like it for reasons words would fail to explain. I guess I like especially because of the discussion on the meaningfulness of words and what comes first, if it's then or thoughts.

    This is beautiful Magaly. <3

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    1. I, too, like circular riddles. ;-)

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  11. A wonderful interpretation of what it means to see from behind: behind our eyes and mouths, and then to speak as we see.

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    1. "...to speak as we see" and feel, what a blessing that would be for all of us. ;-)

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  12. Magaly, this one is really nice, a bit intriguing. Let's see?
    Words tease the mind into seeing.
    Mind teases words into being?
    Mind sees words to tease?
    All of the above and more, of course, you told it good, what's behind our words.
    ..

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    1. "Mind sees words to tease"! Love it, Jim.

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  13. what about heart... heart speaks too at times... love the playful confusin of the poem!!

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    1. I think the absence of the word "heart" is a subconscious projection of something I believe true (at least for me)--I've always thought of mind and heart as one.

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  14. Wonderful to see the reasoning! Both is right--otherwise we're stuck with experience we cannot speak of, though there is plenty of that as well.

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    1. Stuck mouthless while full of words; what torture that would be!

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  15. We can hide our expressions - but our posture rarely fools. Lovely, image and poem.

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    1. We show ourselves by being, don't we? I love the phrase "posture rarely fools," by the way.

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  16. I love that picture. It really goes with your poem.

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    1. It was a really good day; full of heat and cold and glorious views.

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  17. Visual poetry is how I think of photos! You paired your words so well~

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    1. Me too, Ella! Words that speak in shapes and colors. ;-)

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