Photo Challenge: Waiting

WM Skunk llama

The air goes still on my prairie during that
instant when my finished inhale lifts gravity 
and just before that slow release leaves my
body healed and whole, upright in that cool
instant that holds forever. I know there will

be no stalling and the very last thing I would 
do is kill time. Let every pore of each sense
be curious of its passion. Eyes that discern
the exact shade of the color in the light, a
sweet moment to feel the company of sisters

living in this breath, this scent that tells the
story of those who passed this way, and leaves us 
curious. Alert to a question, what if this isn't
wrong? What if there is a gift in this pause of
time that will be uncovered in the next inhale? 

Hold still, irreverent joy, to sense the precise
equity of moistness and heat in the air as the Earth 
breathes deep in our lungs, cradling us, precious 
as napping foals on yellow straw. Precious as the 
flash edge of a cloud at the scarlet strike of sunset.
Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
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(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)


18 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Waiting

  1. Karen

    As always, with horses, there never seems to be ‘still’ moment; however, I decided as a new regimen to take a chair and ‘sit a few’ with my horses. It is wonderful.

  2. Doshia

    In the chaos of my life, the tension in my body, the racing of my thoughts, the endless energies of children and weight of choices to be made, everyday, so many times I remind myself to just breathe.
    Thank you for putting it so beautifully! Happy Birthday!

  3. Joan Spence

    Sensuous and thoughtful, what I think is called evocative. But today it is a bit overwhelming to read, had to think “on purpose” and then interpreted the most basic of thoughts, yes it is healthful to be quiet while breathing when I’m home on our farm *sigh*

  4. Michelle Martens

    Considering the picture matter, the poem could have been written tongue in cheek. I’m very curious about the outcome of the encounter you have photographed. Hope it was pleasant.

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