family candids

By: deborahsc

Nov 18 2007

Category: Photography, Poetry

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why wouldn’t a carpenter’s daughter

fix her eyes upon a instant carved on wood

brought to forever

by apparitions of orange

moon and spun silver sun that inhabit her

young woman dreams. she pauses and vows

the how     she needs to be

in the bell-clear sound of that moment

she imagines sisters

before her bridget and macha

beside her roseann and michaeline

herself rising,         becoming



(Note: the woodcut is called “The Dialogue” by Irving Amen and was in the Provincial House in West Orange from 1967 until the end of the provinces. The picture was taken at a workshop given by songwriter and social activist, Carolyn McDade in March of 2006 at Convent Station, NJ)


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