He Said, She Said

He said, she said.

He said, she said. (Photo credit: Henry McLin)

He said
A pure moment
Must be captured
And kept still
Like a flower pressed
Against a page

She said
No moment’s pure
All is change
Cannot remain
And will be free
And all the rest’s

He said
To find the muse
The artist’s way
Is to drink in
Everything and leave
A lesser husk

She said
To bear the spotlight
For agonising moments
Is to desecrate
The only chalice
Of life

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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13 Responses to He Said, She Said

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    He said I think somebody’s spiked our coffee. She said Yes it was me.

  2. Love it, and the second stanza in particular is pure brilliance!

  3. Love it, Helen!! It is wonderful!

  4. 45 years of marriage have taught me – SHE is always right

  5. Lovely. And Paul is right. The wife is always right!

  6. Jamie Dedes says:

    Each has a point and each has a wisdom. Just my view! 🙂 Lovely.

  7. douryeh says:

    Reblogged this on Daily Observation and commented:
    Great poem & the pic says it all.

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