Saturday, May 4, 2013

the soul

The Soul
by Katie Ford 
It disappeared.
It reappeared
as chimney smoke
that burnt through carcasses
of swallows stilled,
and that it portrayed no will
was why I followed that smoke
with this pair of eyes. 
It was that it didn’t need
or require my belief
that I leant upon it
as a tired worker
a gate.


  1. "That it portrayed no will" is a new concept for me of the soul, Sister. I'm sure I'll be thinking about that all day!

    1. It was for me too, Boots! And I have been thinking about it since.

  2. i was wondering about the difference between spirit and soul the other day. i am only working this out but i wonder if there is only one soul(the one we all share) and above that, from our particular articulations, our spirit springs forth? (i don't know. perhaps tomorrow i will change my mind.)

    your photograph breaks forth into spirit, which like a cloud enshrouds the soul, giving it form.



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