Split images

I hum long-lost songs of youth

fine lines fresh in my mind

and an image appears of a moment lived

years before now.

The grapevines heavy with their load

as the sun sinks down like a disciplined dog

cowering behind the clouds

serene and a bit sad

at the passing.

Night comes to find the twinkling lights

the deck alive with laughter and toasts

glasses of wine damp with sweat

hot summer nights on a finger lake.

Playing with buttons to capture

each image as it passes us by,

double sun and fields beyond

and a quiet lake still with the coming of night

and I remember the scent in the air

the beauty of the moment

and I sing the songs to no one in particular

lost in the history of our past.

Split images and the beauty inspired

I remember it as if yesterday,

lost in the mist that fell with the setting sun

cool escarpment night.

Image taken at Wagner Winery in the finger lakes on a Friday night a few years ago where a live band played and at least 300 people celebrated, drank their lovely wine and danced till it was time to leave…a beautiful view.

Lyrics from the song in my Mind: Split Decision-Steve Winwood

Sometimes I think I know too much
‘Bout what goes on in the real world and such
Half of me is certain, the other isn’t sure
One half has the symptom, the other has the cure
By the time there’s nothing left to choose
One half has the answer, the other looks for clues

It’s a fine line, a very fine line
Split decision
It’s a fine line, a very fine line

Sometimes I think we’ve come too far
If we’re lost and if not where we are
Half of us is easy, the other half is hard
Even though we do our best, we end up being scarred
By the time there’s nothin’ left to choose
One man puts the fire out, the other lights the fuse

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10 thoughts on “Split images

  1. One of our favorites. And, Watkins Glen was one of my favorite places to go for photos, even with the 2+ hour drive. I have 10 photos on my walls – including one of the high falls that’s 3’x2′ and 3 that are canvas prints. They help to keep that time in my mind.

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  2. I found a whole bunch of pics, some from Watkins Glen too….will be writing coming up on that😊 gorgeous area and yummy wine too….I miss my dr Konstantin Frank….sigh….a nice cold reisling on a very hot humid day, priceless😊

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  3. Thanks Sheldon,
    I love encountering old images from trips in the past and in his case, had some fun tunes in my head to accompany the memory. Those days and times are the best, true and I was glad to have come across them and finally figuring out how the new computer works and how to download images from the camera card, etc….such fun.
    Peace, love and caramels
    K

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  4. There’s an atmosphere that happens
    Not to often
    But when it does ah the sweetness of life
    These are the memories
    That build a poem a story
    Oh how we relish these times
    Oh the rush of adrenaline
    The excitement
    Good times with friends
    Precious moments
    Great one Kim
    Sheldon

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  5. I love the song, you should Youtube it, it was an excellent album, somewhere in the 80’s not sure if it was 85 or 87….you’d like it I’m sure….there’s more but I only included those 🙂

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