Cemented Breath

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Stone serpent conjured,
erected by human hands. Rim
charmed by passing souls

runs, and rides along,
protects. It shelters, and hides,
undulates aside

the lake. Man-crafted
mineral matter, winding
frontier between land

and water, setting
apart liquid body and
earthy dust, stitching

artificial lines,
relief on natural land,
creating spaces.

 


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Breathing Stone,

Whirling Wall,

Shaping Grounds.

 


 

Featured image: Mur de Ripaille, Thonon, France, captured on the 18th of September, 2017. (iPhone 5S, HDR settings)

 

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22 Comments Add yours

  1. Diana says:

    We are indeed both architect and builder as we construct weaving paths and protective walls. Amazingly, many are built to last well beyond our lifespans. Your words have a permanence befitting the subject. As solid as the stone and constructed with your signature skill. πŸ’•

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    1. Diana says:

      And good morning! πŸ˜€

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    2. Thank you for your kind and appreciative words πŸ’• they bring a warm morning blush to my cheeks! It feels nice as mornings are getting so fresh around here ❄️

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      1. Diana says:

        Any warmth I can send I shall x your faithful friend from afar πŸ’•

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    1. Thank you πŸ’• your comment made me smile! I am so happy you liked it 😊

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  2. ivors20 says:

    The hand-built walls of stone and hand-crafted lake, sounds like an enchanting Castle to me, and a dreamy place to visit.

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    1. Thank you, Ivor! I feel very lucky to live here. Thonon les Bains is gorgeous. There are lots to see and experience.

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  3. Seeing that notification first thing in the morning when I wake up always brings out a smile ☺.
    You see so much beauty in the world around you. You transform a simple wall into living serpent shaped golem slithering across the land. I just can’t help being amazed by that, I love it ❀️

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    1. Aw πŸ’• you give me such praise! *blushing on the train to work* I am glad you appreciate it. Our world is gorgeous. Between you and me I think the fact that I live in Thonon helps a lot. It is one of the most gorgeous places I have ever set foot on.

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      1. Only as much praise as you deserve πŸ˜‰. Hopefully you weren’t still blushing when you were in front of the children then πŸ˜„.
        Thonon is an absolutely beautiful area. It keeps finding ways to call me back. I feel as though I’ve left a part of myself there and it’s drawing me back through my daydreams 😊

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        1. Thonon feels like that to me too.

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  4. This piece got me daydreaming

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    1. I am glad it did πŸ’• how are you, M?

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      1. I am ok, been extremely busy but happy and you, how is school going?

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        1. I am glad to hear you are happy πŸ™‚ Extremely busy here too! I love teaching, I just wish I had more time… don’t we all?

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          1. yes. I am so happy you are doing great

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