This is part of the incredible visual conversation between two bloggers, Ashley Scarlett ( Sydney Australia ) and Richard Guest ( London England ). Using the implied space of photography and a blog, they have created a new Mass Media form to explore meaning, communication and culture.
My response to the above image – a short allegorical faerie tale composed in the form of a haibun.
I talked about ancient ones to an old man at the end of his pain.
Not only the young people in an anxious dance is what I perceive here; I will gather up the tea of sorrow and read the leaves.
The thin grey dragon of fear slinked through the poisoned air, as the Great Orange Mouth proclaimed the huge Wall of Ignorance and Shame –
torn despair hangs high
above freedom, littering –
broken hearts and minds.