March 28, 2009

Passing through Eden

photos by Tod Papageorge from the book Passing through Eden

Mid-spring, mid-morning--into the park
and downtown through the shimmering air,
each flush and pulse of light flashing quicksilver
through a net of dust, leaf and pollen.
Step by step, a camera hanging from my neck
beats my heart.

Green like the incontrovertible season,
I move through the high, untended tow-tipped grass,
supplicant, trainee, hunter, mule,
out here to photograph,
to call this intoxication to account
and press these lawns and palings
into pictures.

from a notebook dated 1978

1 comment:

Jules said...

Great post..Keep it up.;D
Wonderful photos.