Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence




They shared everything
All their deepest, darkest secrets
He knew her restless nature
Gave her the freedom she craved
But now he no longer joined her
The ever voice of reason
Always pulled him back
Back to his world of numbers

Their tangible trust an imperative
Boundaries understood between them
It was no one else’s business
They had once shared a love
For both numbers and passion
But tragedy had rubbed her raw
Numbers no longer satisfied
Only passion mattered now

Her aperture wide open
A pinpoint focus
Of fine detail
All nerve endings and feel
His aperture closed down
To see the bigger picture
All detail lost and numb
In the static of every day

She came to realize
He could not give her
What she had always given
That transition from trust to faith
Intangible faith with no boundaries
Faith that the garden is still there
Even when out of focus
The context lost in bokeh

And so they saw the world
From different perspectives
Both trying to focus
Both looking for clarity
Both looking for the light
With no right answers
And no wrong answers
Just two people

Trying to find their way

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #12: Faith and
Jennifer Nicole Wells One Word Photo Challenge: Aperture and
the Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition


Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

19 thoughts on “Faith

  1. “That transition from trust to faith.” Love those words.

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  2. Thank you. I’m glad I was able to communicate the difference.

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  3. “Just two people”. Beautiful.

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  4. An excellent analogy. To be a bit prosaic, it reminded me of a trip to a steam railway with a friend in the 1960s. All my shots were close-ups of brass and wood; all his were long shots of the yards.

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  6. Photo is beautiful and the poem is great. It was like a journey through a relationship!

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  9. One of the. Let interesting poems I have read in a very long time! Great play on words and nice flow – really enjoyed your clever combo of the challenges too – 😊

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  10. Very powerful and moving. It is amazing the effect mere words can have sometimes, isn’t it?

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  11. Yes, words are very powerful. They can express our deepest thoughts and secrets. They can give a glimmer of a person’s soul.


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