Photos and poetry 5 – Risk to the Heart


062_457             Story of a Hotel Room

Thinking we were safe-insanity!
We went in to make love. All the same,
idiots to trust the little hotel bedroom.
Then in the gloom…
…and who does not know that pair of shutters
with all the awkward hook on them
All screeching whispers? Very well then, in the gloom
 we set about acquiring one another
Urgently! But on a temporary basis


067_455Only as guests-just guests of one another’s senses.
But idiots to feel so safe you hold back nothing
because the bed of cold, electric linen
happens to be illicit…
To make love as well as that is ruinous.
Londoner, Parisian, someone should have warned us
that without permanent intentions
you have absolutely no protection
-If the act is clean, authentic, sumptuous,
the concurring deep love of the heart
 follows the naked work, profoundly moved by it.

                                                              by Rosemary Tonks



The lacy photos were taken by hanging the clothes in my bedroom window with the setting sun behind them to give almost skin tone..

 I’ve done a few more Photos and Poetry posts  and you can see the others in the series  here


If you’d like to you can read my other blog 1500 Saturdays here  . Over there I write about what I’m thinking, talking about, photographing or doing on all the Saturdays I hope I’ll have left!

Several people have asked where they might buy cards/prints of my work so I am gradually adding some favourites to my new Redbubble shopping page here  What fun!



12 thoughts on “Photos and poetry 5 – Risk to the Heart

  1. Authentic 366 would include sex somewhere, you’d think. Lace and the setting sun is a good illustration. Sensual, patterned, abstract but evocative. Why does it take such courage to admit this element into our expression?

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