this fragile web This Fragile Web (by Rachel Snyder) was selected as one of the 12 poems in the Words Divinely Wrought Global Poetry-Share: Like this:Like Loading...
It’s this level of tenderness that I long to achieve in the bulk of my work. I am particularly drawn to your stanza about the moon at dawn. It’s my favorite time to watch the moon and mornings without it are missing something in my opinion. I love to watch the black fade and to see the sun and moon share the sky for a while.
However that’s hardly the crux of your message, and the message isn’t lost on me. Life is fragile and there is no promise that our sun sets softly. It’s incredible how naturally you have the reader swallow this, it’s not usually a sweet medicine. However, you manage it with your beautiful tapestry of word and image. A perfect marriage of the somber and the bright.
I am moved.
Grateful to you again, Tomas. I was so blessed to stumble upon Jeff’s (Mehrlin) work and so thrilled when he agreed to work with my words to create two stunningly evocative videos! In addition to This Fragile Web, our other collaboration is “You Are The River of Love’s Tenderness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoubwoPmbTY
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I posted it on FB etc with this comment: “Exquisite poetry paired with images and music to melt into your soul!”
For we are witness and actor of boundless chimeras… I love it!
This poem wrote itself after our tiny community nearly lost one of our much-loved members. In a place as small as the one in which I live, the web is especially vulnerable. In case you didn’t see it, here is the link to an exquisite video version of the poem, masterfully created by Merhlin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqlePOo3v2w