take my hand and climb with me…

one hundred and forty two degrees: ‘takes one to know one…’

It Tango ~ Laurie Andersen

one hundred and forty two degrees

Dark clouds, hang. Noose, sky. Veil, of mist. Heavy, precipitation. The colour, of bruising. Exes, scratch. And claw. Trying, to get back. In. A door, slams. Shut. The past, is past. I see, hope. Shine. Like a lighthouse.


He said: Isn’t it just like a woman?

12 comments on “one hundred and forty two degrees: ‘takes one to know one…’

  1. countingducks
    February 19, 2013

    Through a clever piece of wiring I can attach my laptop to the TV. I’m going to do this now so I can enjoy this picture on a scale at which it needs to be seen. Beautiful

    • circulartree
      February 19, 2013

      Ohhhhhh, I like smart wiring that allow gadgets to create multimedia magic! Now we just need to stream the song as you soak up the stormy scene from your lounge. And thank you, as always for your kind words – your comments brighten my day! Typing swiftly before I lose battery power… lots of love, Bx

  2. Katie May
    February 19, 2013

    I just have to say, I love your writing. Its always beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    • circulartree
      February 19, 2013

      Ah lady, you ROCK! Thank you for saying this – it means the world to me! I love words and finding strange forms and positions to contort them in… thank goodness the material is so ‘flexible’. Lots of love to you, wherever in the world you are, Bx

  3. j.h. white
    February 20, 2013

    I’ve kind of fallen under the spell of what’s going on here. Solitude always has such a beautiful voice.

    • circulartree
      February 25, 2013

      Ah lovely lady in white, thank you… it’s the kind company of kindred climbers such as yourself which make this world such a beautiful one to inhabit. Lots of love, Bx

  4. Sandra
    February 20, 2013

    Dramatic. Wonderful.

    • circulartree
      February 22, 2013

      Thank you Sandra! It’s what I love so much about Laurie Andersen’s music… a weird juxtaposition of drama. And loveliness.

  5. seanbidd
    February 20, 2013

    (To say, this is like, difficult to describe) As degrees pass each evening, contrasts between 141*and 142*, roam free with such a climbing delight, motion, moving, momentum, born in a full, open, vast conversation (arrangement+company), to iterations, intimate, intricate, given birth in a soul presence, minimal conversation (arrangement+1/1).

    As still, never. Streaming air. Above, so high. Charts, a story. Its past, lingers. Behind short, though left. Gone. Momentum, climbs. Layers above, leaves swift. Escaping, cloud notes. Their voices, sing. High upon, leaves. Songs to their world. Ever growing, heart release.

    • circulartree
      February 22, 2013

      Oh I love that image Sean – word, image and sound flowing together to create an expected, but resonant, arrangement. I certainly feel that within myself, the way one degree shifts to another, the change and interplay. Between light and dark, lightness and weight. Which could easily be perceived as discordance… but yet, I don’t know – sorta feels like an integral part of the magic. The vital part of being alive – a molecular sway. Ever spiraling, upward. Expansion, full. The kinetic motion of life…

  6. seanbidd
    February 22, 2013

    I could be wrong, but is is like living inside a story, both ancient and young, where they breathe as partners to each degree, and as one story of circumnavigation upon a changing trail of adventure, love and (e)motion.

    • circulartree
      February 25, 2013

      A present parenthesis, these brief little ellipses in life which allow is to vacillate through the world as we integrate our light and shadow, inching toward a rough resolution of duality. Strange path of intense beauty, bridging the chasm of opposites, of our frail human stain…

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