Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Japonica Walks on Water

Japonica and Gingko met in captivity, indefinite detention, deprived of food and water and with little access to sunlight. Asian roots brought them together, with Japonica being of Japanese origin and Gingko, Chinese. It was their camaraderie that kept them alive, each of them strangers in a strange land.

Love blossomed in their black cell and it was with regret that Japonica left her lover when freedom was granted her. She was released to spend her final days at an education and research facility in Coffs Harbour Australia where she succumbed to chlorosis...

Soft pink petals fall
freedom in eternity
she walks on water



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12 comments:

  1. Wow to the words. I am moved To sadness, but love the art!

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    1. Thanks Andrea. The petals are from a Japonica (Camellia). I placed them in a pond as part of my installation sculpture last week at the Botanical Gardens (an educational and research facility), so, don't be sad.

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  2. Oh that was so poetic. Gave me goose-pimples.

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    1. Thank you Lilly, goose-pimples are good. :)

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  3. Not enough bloggers do poetry. Though when my own skills are limited to "Roses are red, violets are blue..." perhaps rationed poetry is a good thing.

    You, on the other hand, please go on.

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    1. Oh ta Marianne. I consider all your writing poetic.

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  4. Tag! You're it, Julie. :)

    http://just-mum.blogspot.ca/2012/06/now-youre-it.html

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    1. Oh Skwishee! - and there I was feeling all forlorn and unwanted so, to make myself feel better, I told myself - 'Oh well who needs to play that stupid game anyway!'

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  5. Beautiful Julie! I love the imagery - both in the photo and in the words.

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, I enjoyed it muchly :)

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