Sixty Four Photos is a poem written by Agnieszka Polakowska in response to the sixty-four photos of the original album for my road trip to South Carolina and Georgia. The complete album follows the poem. For the poet’s bio, see the Contributors section.
Sixty Four Photos – for Filomena (August 20 – September 7, 2014)
You look at what I would look at—you see
The charm of weathered wood, a textured past
Exposed by brick, experience rendered free
In moments framed to memory outlast.
I look at what you looked at, and see still
Serenity suspended under light
Dripping from moss-laden trees—feel the thrill
Of open doors and glimpses caught in flight.
Periwinkles, pluff mud, and oyster shells
Abstracted into art—palmetto tree
Into roses turned—places your eye dwells
Are known to my thought—familiar to me.
You took me there, my friend, and now I want
To join you on your next picturesque jaunt.