Thursday, May 12, 2005

Uprooted?

The city dissolved into the night before my very own eyes. It was twilight when I saw it. The touch of crimson in the sky, the sky line eating its way into the night, the bright lights yearning to be in the middle, tilting the balance of the city along with the last light. This sinking feeling as I am writing this. This sinking feeling in a sinking city. Moving down. Slowly. Going down. Slowly. Down from the neck, down the spine, pinning you to the floor. A crucifixion of your roots.



28 comments:

ph said...

Been a while since I dropped in here. The pictures and the text are as lovely as I remember them.)

mermaid said...

The crucifixion part caught me off guard. You title it uprooted, but I sense that your sinking into a home city? There must be many home cities in your travels. This uproots the very notion of home.

I like the effect of the slanted, sliding picture.

livinghigh said...

sigh... blinking, sinking city. reminds me of Tom Petty - free falling.

sal said...

Expressive as well as Impressive.

Sinking feeling... well put.

Jessica said...

another perfect combination of image and words. You do that masterfully!

gulnaz said...

uprooted and also the crucifixation of roots. there is such despair in this piece...just as much there is beauty in the crimson sky...rootless, cut, adrift. is it because the centre has shifted to the bright, city lights?

musafir said...

"the sky line eating its way into the night" & "crucifixion of your roots"...well thought of and very well written!

Billy said...

awesome

atomicvelvetsigh said...

tssk.. i almost placed an almost similar picture on my blog.. anyway..

sinking is being absorbed as well... absorbed, inclined, addicted, attached. maybe the pic suggests this.

"sinking feeling in a sinking city".. i feel the stress too. maybe a short vacation will cheer things up.

. : A : . said...

ph - Welcome back! Glad you enjoy them.

mermaid - Home sometime travels along with you.

livinghigh - Now to think of it, reminds me of 'Free Falling' too. One of my favourites! :-)

the woman, Jessica, musafir, Billy - Thanks.

gulnaz - Could be? Despair and beauty sometimes go hand in hand.

atomicvelvetsigh - Do put up the picture, would love to see it. Thanks for your comment.

parikrama said...

"English August"... hmmm Ur blog name does ring a bell.. I faintly remember seing U on some1's blogroll..

Finally got around to check Ur blog after seeing Ur comment.. and was I pleased ??!! U bet I was.. Ur pics & Ur words complement each other quite beautifully.I just loved the "Motion" , "Not About Rain" ..for their moody dreamlike imagery.

Hell all of the pics are awsome.. to pick one over the other is unfair I guess.. Be rest assured that i will be coming back for more..

P.S. : Is there a place where one can see all of Ur pics together as a collection ??

perspective said...

beautifully worded!!!!

KJ said...

as usual, wonderful.

thoughts said...

Hey trying to figure out the place.. where is it?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful description of a very beautiful picture! :)

Thanks for trying to help. Unfortunately, I don't use blogger but wordpress. I will let you know if I find something though!

Miss Qt
mis-qt.com

. : A : . said...

parikrama - Thanks for dropping by and for your wonderful words. I really like your pictures and find them very striking. unfortunately, I have not put up all my pics but if you go through my blog archives you will find quite a few of them! Look forward to having you around.

perspective, KJ, Miss Qt - Thanks.

thoughts - Where do you think it is? ;-)

NicoleBraganza said...

Interesting blog you have here. Love your poetry! The pictures are lovely, too. Hope it's ok if I link to your blog?

_Soulless_ said...

A contemplation of one's sense of belongingness, spatially speaking? Coupling the "where" and the "why" (i.e. why am i here? Hmm... *percolating* Hee. ^_^

Shubhodeep said...

hi...lovely pictures and writings here...loved them...Cheers!!
do drop by my blog sometime..
http://shubhodeep.blog-city.com

J said...

*drooling*

Jem Finch said...

Nice.

. : A : . said...

Nicole Braganza - Thanks a lot. You are more than welcome to link to my blog. Looking forward to seeing you around.

Soulless - Yes, could very well be.

shubhodeep - Thanks a lot for dropping by and commenting. Will definitely visit your blog soon!

J, Jem Finch - Thanks.

finnegan said...

The feeling of helplessness can sometimes be liberating. The only thing you've got left to counter-balance a sinking feeling is to fly.

There is much soul and feeling in your writing, which is why I'm returning. I'll be a regular visitor; I feel in you a kindred spirit.

Hi Gulnaz!

finnegan said...

The feeling of helplessness can sometimes be liberating. The only thing you've got left to counter-balance a sinking feeling is to fly.

There is much soul and feeling in your writing, which is why I'm returning. I'll be a regular visitor; I feel in you a kindred spirit.

Hi Gulnaz!

dewdrop said...

crucification of roots.....like that

. : A : . said...

finnegan - Agree with you that 'the feeling of helplessness can sometimes be liberating'. Thanks for your words. Look forward to seeing you around.

dewdrop - Thanks.

esclava said...

crucifixion of your roots...that will stick in my head for a long time.

. : A : . said...

esclava - It keeps ringing for me too.