Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ABC Wednesday : The Letter E

E is for Edge


Look at lines
Look at edges
Edges that are sharp
Edges that are ragged
Ragged, on edge
Ragged, too tired
Tired of balancing on the margin
Tired of the edge
Edge your way in
Edge beyond the border
Borders need movement
Borders need rough edges

Borders need ambiguity
defining possibilities beyond the edge

“What orbit of the planets has put you and me in this place, at this moment? Where time takes a breath, and we dance on the edge of our dreams?”

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

“It is at the edge of a petal that love waits.”
— William Carlos Williams


  1. The trick IS getting close to the edge without falling.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Oh, loved this. Both exotic and exhilarating! Thank you for the great photos and quotes.

  3. what a remarkable poem with E words in it.

  4. Sometimes my nerves become a bit Edgy, but, not today as I read your Excellent poem. What a clever way to use all those E's today on E day.

  5. Beautiful evocative poem and photos. Great E post.

  6. Love the edges and the poem - excellent!

  7. An interesting post indeed.

    On behalf of the ABC Team, thanks for participating.

  8. That was a beautiful E!!! Loved the pictures and the quotes too...

  9. Beautiful poem but I liked that peeling paint. It would make the basis of a nice abstract painting I think.