Sleeping In The Forest
I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better. ~Mary Oliver
She came over to have her images created. I made them with my Mamiya RZ67 using Ektar 100 film. We also did some yoga poses... They didn't come out quite like I had wanted, but I love these portraits of her.
With in camera double exposures, that is how it works, you like some, you don't like some. I just never know how the images will interplay with each other. My soul was a little crushed when I first saw the yoga ones, I had such high hopes!! But then, I gave myself the three minute time limit to sulk, as I practice my own yoga breath, and fighting the urge to yell and throw things. "We will try that again" I though as I sat down to crop and clean these up a bit. Thankfully, Thankfully, we have time to try it again....