Capturing the Moment

Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky

The days of our years
rush past us like a river
immersing us in our being
merely to deposit us at dusk
upon some strange beach
to dry off in the breeze
to dream of mountains

which with the sunrise
will dissolve in thick fog
and in the emerging light
we know we’ll have to swim
for like the dream a river
has no handle by which
to capture the moment

thus keeping the time

“A photograph, or some music or a poem, or story.
That’s a way for capturing that moment,
and holding it and keeping it.” ~ Joyce Sutphen


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to Capturing the Moment

  1. funny thing about captured moments – they take on massive dimensions of time, becoming memories of eras

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