03.08.09



father's garden mould works in my hand


Kommentare:

Devika hat gesagt…

ha! handle with care :)

wishes,
devika

Masago hat gesagt…

Interesting... wondering what a garden mould is.

Lorraine hat gesagt…

and what will sprout from it...such power in this

Laure hat gesagt…

even though i do not know what you mean by 'mould' i still enter into this verse nicely.

RBroeker hat gesagt…

There are three ways to read it in my mind:

father's garden / mould works / in my hand
father's garden mould works / in my hand
father's garden mould / works in my hand

Garden mould (or mold) is the soil you plant flowers and vegetable in (as far as I know).

Mould work means creating with gypsum.

So the lyrical I is in his father's garden to mould something.

Or he is having his father's garden sculptures in his hand.

Or he feels the mould in his hands, which his father has produced in his compost heap.

Best wishes
Ralf

Devika hat gesagt…

"Or he is having his father's garden sculptures in his hand"...or the decorative pots we have in gypsum,

this was my reading, Ralf

wishes,
devika

RBroeker hat gesagt…

Yes, Devika. And there should be some more layers. My idea was just to show that mould (or mold) means life! Creativity! am very happy this was not myterious to you :-)

Best wishes
Ralf

Devika hat gesagt…

no Ralf -- not that mysterious :)
and garden itself signifies life...mould...has this meaning of carving/shaping something...like character :)

wishes,
devika

Laure hat gesagt…

thank you, Ralf. your clarification mould makes this even more engaging for me.

Dalloway hat gesagt…

you are very inspired by your family Ralf, its lovely to read

LadyArt hat gesagt…

...I am so sorry Ralf, but the only association that i had was the mould working itself up and down, being full of fresh, pink earthworms - and this is, for the mould - being mould - just a wonderful thing, chosen as preferred habitat by earthworms just means that it has become perfect, real good earth...

fine work in your hands, and I really mean it...

LG
G.

J. Andrew Lockhart hat gesagt…

very nice!

RBroeker hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot everybody. I am very happy about your kind comments.

Best wishes
Ralf

gautami tripathy hat gesagt…

I like the layers in here!

The Dark Lord hat gesagt…

Wonderful lines there, and brilliant interpretation... Very deep stuff...

RBroeker hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot, Gautami; and great you came in with a friendly comment, The Dark Lord.

Best wishes
Ralf