In the Details: Other Ideas

Our expectations do not belong to us.

Other Ideas

When we recite out our
Expectations, that is when
We slip our grip.

Winter snivels its way through
Mumbling to itself.
Unsure of much except

How well a stagnant water
Rots the boards.


This post is part of a new poetry series, "" -- daily poetry and photos, inspired by where we live. 

The posts for January are part of an international small stone writing project "The River of Stones."

Read more small stones on Twitter at the #smallstone hashtag. You can find me on Twitter @smallstate.

ragamuffin January 13, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I'm enjoying this series of poems and the photography, Elizabeth - Thanks for sharing your gift!
George E. Mulligan January 13, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Kim - do you have a website of your ART? Ever looked @ website of Bev Doolittle camouflague ART. They have big push for Chinese artist, blending himself into scenes. Bev Doolittle during late 1970s / early 1980s prints & collectales from Greenwich Workshp Gallery were a nice investment, & truly unique art.- - I notice with Eliz pictures that the edges are not in focus. I now realize it appears to be a chosen style? I did not like them when taken of Roger Salls who is a professional Photographer. Effects on outdoor or indoor scenes are different situation. Not sure of my opinion yet ...
Elizabeth Howard January 14, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Thanks Kimberly! I appreciate your feedback.
Elizabeth Howard January 14, 2012 at 02:41 AM
True George, I use a less polished style for images.
ragamuffin January 14, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Personally, I love the vintage look of Elizabeth's photography. To me it looks like she takes photos from an unusual vantage point and enhances them through computer technology to create an effect that feels more painterly - both delicate and stark. They aren't mundane, but rather captivating. In the B&W photo above the negative spaces draw the eye and add to the sentiment of the poem. Again, nice work. Nice addition to Stratford online news. George, I am familiar with and greatly admire Bev Doolittle - a great watercolor artist! (and yes, I do have a website: kimberlymeuse.com)


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