I don't know what it was about that oil painting in the coffee shop that fired up my imagination but it was the seed for many different pieces of poetry. The one theme they all shared in common was the liminal sense of possibilities - waiting for choice to move from stillness to action.
THIS STILL LIFE
In this painting,
the awakening comes
with an opening door.
As the light gleams on the glass,
illuminating the blackboard inscribed with choices;
food for both body and the soul;
the old woman sits, framed in the silver moonlight,
and fills the basket, woven, at her feet.
Threads of possibility, patiently crafted.
Threads of Life.
Fiona Mackintosh (© 2013)