Monday, December 19, 2011

In Your Shadow


Captured for eternity
in your shadow.
My name forgotten
in its faded ink.
No questions are
raised to ask my identity.
I am merely a subject
of a camera lens.
Your photographic
genius forever applauded
while I am merely a face
without a name.

©Susie Clevenger 2011
Photograph: Lee Friedlander , 1966
 Magpie Tales Mag 96

9 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Lovely!
(and makes one think....)
:)

mylittlewordz said...

Nice take on the prompt. I often look at old photos and wonder what became of the subjects. There's a book in that idea somewhere...

Jamie

Sheila Moore said...

interesting to give the glory to the unseen photographer and no credit to the subject. "a face without a name" - that speaks volumes. nice one, Susie!

Helen said...

She does look anonymous ... nice writing. Happy Holidays!!

Jinksy said...

Cameras have little respect for identities...

Brian Miller said...

nice...sad a bit...what good is a pic without the person in it and really knowing them and who they are...

Isabel Doyle said...

A bit like Mona Lisa ... beautiful lines

Doc FTSE said...

I see the point of your poem much more clearly than the point of the photograph.
(Like a lot of 'art' . . it's by Lee Friedlander, so it MUST be good.)

Carrie Burtt said...

Love what you did with this Susie!
:-)