The Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska

In the light of darkness, in the sound of silence...

"Everyone wants something for nothing, love without risk, sex without hurt, safety without boredom", she said.
"Everyone wants something for nothing, love without risk, sex without hurt, safety without boredom", she said.
"What I am now I owe to you", her lover whispered into her ear, one year after they separated and he lived with another woman.
"What I am now I owe to you", her lover whispered into her ear, one year after they separated and he lived with another woman.
"When a man desires, the object of his attention whether or not she reciprocates, is forced into the drama of that desire", she replied with a sweet smile.
"When a man desires, the object of his attention whether or not she reciprocates, is forced into the drama of that desire", she replied with a sweet smile.
"It doesn't mean men always win, although they rarely understand why they loose", he chuckled and got hold of her arm.
"It doesn't mean men always win, although they rarely understand why they loose", he chuckled and got hold of her arm.
"Men make the mistake of thinking that by possessing women, they can possess their own longing and memories", she sighed, her fingers touching his.
"Men make the mistake of thinking that by possessing women, they can possess their own longing and memories", she sighed, her fingers touching his.
" But once they possess a woman there is no reason to possess her...they sort of empty out." He let go of her arm.
" But once they possess a woman there is no reason to possess her...they sort of empty out." He let go of her arm.
She watched him to leave repeating for herself Thomas Merton's words : 'When we love another as an object, we fail to see them, we fail to discover their personal identity.'
She watched him to leave repeating for herself Thomas Merton's words : 'When we love another as an object, we fail to see them, we fail to discover their personal identity.'
"We live in a culture that encourages us to see ourselves as others see us." The another woman approached him looking deeply into his eyes.
"We live in a culture that encourages us to see ourselves as others see us." The another woman approached him looking deeply into his eyes.
"We are all in pursuit of control: to make sure that object is ours." He hugged the another woman tight.
"We are all in pursuit of control: to make sure that object is ours." He hugged the another woman tight.
"Submission si so delightful," the another woman laughed and laughed.
"Submission si so delightful," the another woman laughed and laughed.
She watched them, remembering  'that dance of domination'...
She watched them, remembering 'that dance of domination'...
'that play of submission and control' that is acted out in the most ordinary of daily manoeuvres between lovers.
'that play of submission and control' that is acted out in the most ordinary of daily manoeuvres between lovers.
She gained so much from that experience: level headedness, common sense, self-observation and reflection...
She gained so much from that experience: level headedness, common sense, self-observation and reflection...
a certain wisdom and humaneness...
a certain wisdom and humaneness...
"Why is it so hard to leap, with our hands free into the future?"
"Why is it so hard to leap, with our hands free into the future?"
She was walking into the future, shedding the trappings of youth...
She was walking into the future, shedding the trappings of youth...
that display that youth uses to catch the attention of which the world has plenty to spare...
that display that youth uses to catch the attention of which the world has plenty to spare...
in the coming of age she grew into herself with a hard won wisdom playing on her lips...
in the coming of age she grew into herself with a hard won wisdom playing on her lips...
a record of the stories she trailed behind her,
a record of the stories she trailed behind her,
the stories she poised to step into and took the leap...
the stories she poised to step into and took the leap...
to see the offer, that open hand, that edge of smile of another man.
to see the offer, that open hand, that edge of smile of another man.
"It is not a matter of refusing love or passion," she whispered into the ear of her lover, "but to experience it fully, so we can understand this powerful realm through the capacity of both heart and mind."
"It is not a matter of refusing love or passion," she whispered into the ear of her lover, "but to experience it fully, so we can understand this powerful realm through the capacity of both heart and mind."
Then sickness struck leaving her temporarily blind. Her long lost girl friend came to help her out.
Then sickness struck leaving her temporarily blind. Her long lost girl friend came to help her out.
"The fear is enough," her girl friend said, encouraging her to dwell there, to learn its shape, to feel its edges.
"The fear is enough," her girl friend said, encouraging her to dwell there, to learn its shape, to feel its edges.
Her girl friend said that if she shifted her way of seeing, what this blindness offered was an opportunity.
Her girl friend said that if she shifted her way of seeing, what this blindness offered was an opportunity.
"For what?" she wept.
"For what?" she wept.
"For solitude," her girl friend said: "Go into it and you find it richer than you expect."
"For solitude," her girl friend said: "Go into it and you find it richer than you expect."
And her girl friend was right. For years she had avoided empty spaces we call solitude filling up her life with distraction of every sorts...work, lovers...
And her girl friend was right. For years she had avoided empty spaces we call solitude filling up her life with distraction of every sorts...work, lovers...
She heard from others, similarly afflicted with illness, or grief, or losses that by being forced to live within a curtailment not of one's choosing forces you to expand your 'heart's capacity'.
She heard from others, similarly afflicted with illness, or grief, or losses that by being forced to live within a curtailment not of one's choosing forces you to expand your 'heart's capacity'.
She came to see that what she feared was not of blindness itself but of solitude...it is the emptiness...limited as it was, she began to stretch and grow into the space around her...
She came to see that what she feared was not of blindness itself but of solitude...it is the emptiness...limited as it was, she began to stretch and grow into the space around her...
She began to find ways of existing there, each day made up of small repeated gestures, memories and sensations to which she became attuned...
She began to find ways of existing there, each day made up of small repeated gestures, memories and sensations to which she became attuned...
She came to see that what is required of her at such time is not performance - that endless dance of display - but the simple task of being.
She came to see that what is required of her at such time is not performance - that endless dance of display - but the simple task of being.
She asked herself: "In a world in which movement is equated with achievement, pain with failure, in which established creeds have emptied out into stale rhetorics...how can I live with my spirit?"
She asked herself: "In a world in which movement is equated with achievement, pain with failure, in which established creeds have emptied out into stale rhetorics...how can I live with my spirit?"
In solitude she discovered it is not so much a knowing of herself that is forced on her as an unknowing.
In solitude she discovered it is not so much a knowing of herself that is forced on her as an unknowing.
One of the harsh truths about fear is that no one can accompany her through it. When the fear is the result of illness it is worse...her fear triggered the fears of others....
One of the harsh truths about fear is that no one can accompany her through it. When the fear is the result of illness it is worse...her fear triggered the fears of others....
Some turned away, others were loud with too eager sympathy, few could last the distance...friendship, once solid became fragile...
Some turned away, others were loud with too eager sympathy, few could last the distance...friendship, once solid became fragile...
"Not everything needs to be said," she said, when her last lover left, closing the door quietly behind him, she contemplated a life in which she might live beyond the gaze of a dearly loved man.
"Not everything needs to be said," she said, when her last lover left, closing the door quietly behind him, she contemplated a life in which she might live beyond the gaze of a dearly loved man.
Unseen by that confirming gaze, she felt herself to be out of sight, invisible, uncertain of identity or substance.
Unseen by that confirming gaze, she felt herself to be out of sight, invisible, uncertain of identity or substance.
"Brought you some biographies to listen to," her girl friend's cheerful voice filled the empty space: " The passionate lives of Tolstoy, Proust and Henry James, they all found a taste for solitude..."
"Brought you some biographies to listen to," her girl friend's cheerful voice filled the empty space: " The passionate lives of Tolstoy, Proust and Henry James, they all found a taste for solitude..."
"It is those who understand solitude who are often best at friendship, just like you," she touched the hand of her girl friend: "That capacity to be with others as ourselves and allow others to be themselves with us."
"It is those who understand solitude who are often best at friendship, just like you," she touched the hand of her girl friend: "That capacity to be with others as ourselves and allow others to be themselves with us."
Without warning her sight came back. Lying in her room, contemplating her return to the business of ordinary life, she had missed due to illness...facing the necessary return to the bright colours of the city with her new eyes...
Without warning her sight came back. Lying in her room, contemplating her return to the business of ordinary life, she had missed due to illness...facing the necessary return to the bright colours of the city with her new eyes...
She looked at herself in the mirror. "What I am now I owe to you," she whispered to her new eyes," I have discovered the paradox of the light that is to be found in darkness and the intimacy that is permitted to the self in solitude."
She looked at herself in the mirror. "What I am now I owe to you," she whispered to her new eyes," I have discovered the paradox of the light that is to be found in darkness and the intimacy that is permitted to the self in solitude."
She smiled at her girl friend looking into her eyes for the first time after long time: "I have to learn again the possibility of recognition that passes between two people in which dependance is held in balance with our acknowledged separateness,
She smiled at her girl friend looking into her eyes for the first time after long time: "I have to learn again the possibility of recognition that passes between two people in which dependance is held in balance with our acknowledged separateness,
do you think it is possible?"  Her girl friend didn't answer, instead she turned on Simon and Garfunkel's song: Hello darkness, my friend, I came to talk to you in the sound of silence...
do you think it is possible?" Her girl friend didn't answer, instead she turned on Simon and Garfunkel's song: Hello darkness, my friend, I came to talk to you in the sound of silence...

The stories of women's souls - an alchemy


What a woman must risk in her pursuit of self?

pondered Drusilla

on verandah

in the studio

where Eleanor Dark

herself once worked,

looking out

into the orchard,

Eleanor brought to life.


The enchanted place,

the verandah,

neither in, nor out

looking trough strands of jasmine

on the great expanse of sky

it held so many possibilities

and excluded none.


Drusilla closed her eyes,

the recent,

the past

and the present

became woven together.

She saw four women

approaching her

from a secretly dreaming place.

One of them

wearing her own face.



The oldest one, Ettie

stopped by

a nearby tree.

Her eighty years old face

reflected the calm of age.

Under the guise

of pruning

it is a wisdom

instead

that is trimmed

and gathered.

The other three

sat in its shade

listening.

Her aged voice rose and fell

just out of the earshot

of Drusilla

hidden

in the shaded lounge

of the verandah.



The story of the first woman,

the story of all women,

the story of love

for others

the integral part

of our quest

to become fully ourselves.


In 1925, the year Ettie turned 12,

the loopy girl next door

buried her baby in their garden.

Ettie's mother,

who kept an eye on the girl

and taught her

how to prune the trees,

should have noticed.

Instead she found the dead body.

Her hair went grey

overnight.

The only possibilities

for a girl like that

were

the lunatic asylum

or the jail.


In 1937, not long

before the war,

Ettie fell in love

with the painter,

his talk of free love,

and modern art,

lying for him,

listening for steps

of his wife.

When the war came,

that life snapped shut

with the swell of her belly.

The only possibilities

for a girl like that

were

adoption

and far away place to hide.


She gave the child to the painter's wife.


After her return,

after the war,

she felt as much a refugee

she worked among.

The story of Gerhard's ship,

and the children who stumbled of it.

None of them hers,

none of them his.

Gerhard was also a famous painter

and she married him

of necessity, not love.

He died soon enough.

The garden became her sanctuary,

and her friends called it 'a work of art'.

In gardens where everything is real,

the uncontrollable forces of weather and season

have the upper hand,”

Ettie said,

Control is always temporary.”



Ettie stopped,

suddenly exhausted,

26-year-old Clara

took her place.

Clara was Ettie's grandchild,

but she didn't know it

and Ettie wouldn't tell,

she just gently brushed her wrist

while passing the gardening tool

into her youthful hands.



Clara looked down at the wrinkled fingers

touching her own skin

and started her own tale of betrayal.


On a cold night splattered with rain,

just few weeks back,

Clara went to the exhibition of the female artist

from the past,

with her boyfriend,

a journalist,

who took notes of everything she said.

Clara studied this artist

at her University class

and she stopped

mesmerised before the painting

of the female artist's hand

magnified by the beauty it creates.

Clara turned to her boyfriend,

if he could see it,

if he understood,

then she explained:

In her self-portrait dated 1630,

nearly 20 years after the rape,

she raises her hand to the blank canvas,

in a gesture that will bring herself into being....

she is struggling to know who she is...”


I don't think we men understand how women feel about their thoughts,” he said.


She looked up at Ettie with a disappointment in her face: “ Some advance, if it turns up

in the weekend papers as his own words.”



Drusilla watched Ettie and Clara

from her verandah.

It was, as if,

past and future stood outside each other

and unsettled her own present.

It was a moment

in which

the complexities of her own life

were poised between both possibilities.

Borderline of becoming

between youth and age.


Clara was young enough to believe

she will never give in to compromise

and old enough to know she probably will.


Then Clara said secrets should always be told.

How else do you know who you are...

Ettie said there were secrets that in honour we must keep.

“These days nothing seems to hold,

everyone speaks too much

saying too little or nothing at all.”



45-year-old Louise moved towards them

with slow and certain movements

leaving the space under the tree

empty

except the lonely woman with Drusilla's face.


When Louise told two stories bound together

by the secrets and lies,

they all listened,

through the lens of their own experience.

The act of telling can evoke

confession in a woman,

the story she doesn't yet know,

the image and narrative

she struggles to bring like herself into being.

So listen if you recognise yourself in it:


They lay still, their head turned towards each other,

their fingers linked.

Such harmony they felt, their amazement amazed them.

They doubted that ever either had felt so received,

so held, so accepted.

They planned a future which, just for that moment,

both of them believed.

They exchanged breath,

they exchanged secrets.

He left in a hurry. She felt envious, sad, resentful, resigned....

In the taxi crossing the city to the house where his wife and children

waited

he felt a curious sense of nothing

it was an emptiness, a release of all feelings.

You are late,” his wife said.

I am sorry,” he bent to kiss her.

She turned her head from him and at once regretted it,

turning back to receive the kiss that had been withdrawn

as deftly as it had fleetingly been offered.


Louise said women read for comfort,

Anna Karenina had given shape to her life.

During that winter of loneliness,

when she was

a wife without a husband.

From that story you could observe

the complex dance between man and woman

could only end in death,

for although we named it passion

every step could kill,

the dance in which domination and submission

exhausted their possibilities.

Louise's husband eventually

found his way back home,

without leaving again.



“And what happened to the mistress?” Clara wanted to know:

“These days they go to the gym

and under the scalpel

to remain young

as if that alone would guarantee

their renewed currency

in a world which trades in people.”


Ettie pointed out,

sadly,

being one once,

that any woman

in the role of mistress

who remains there

ultimately

faces death,

the death of her soul.


Clara was lost in her own thoughts:

“With a shift in the viewing lens

from the firmness of the breast

to the fullness of the being,

it seems as if everything ends

with the arrival of the first lines on your face.”


“On the contrary,” Ettie laughed,

“it is just beginning, for it takes time

to come into one's own life,

to know one's own strength

and capabilities,

to develop the flexibility

that allows

not the domination

of others

or ourselves

but a mutuality

that trusts

those we love

with the truth

about ourselves.”

She smiled at Clara

creasing her wrinkled face:

“ Mine is the golden age.”



“ Do you know the sombre burden he carried,

loved by two women and satisfying none?”

Loiuse's face creased too

when she smiled.

It is then when her years showed.

Such lines should be prized

as a map of a woman's life.

In the coming of age she grew into herself

with a hard won wisdom playing on her lips.



One of the best portrait artist,

Stella Bowen

born in 1895

wrote in her memoirs: “Why are people allowed

and women encouraged

to stake their lives,

careers, economic positions

and hope of happiness

on love?

You must stand alone.”

Clara exclaimed: “ She was a woman,

who struggled to name herself

as an artist

while her partner

was in love with

someone else.”


“The truth you are all resisting,” Ettie said,

“is that some women do not survive.

They never lift themselves out of their submission.”



“What is it we hope to see in the eyes of our lovers?”

Louise asked: “Is the cruel truth

that we seek in love not a loved other

but our own heightened selves?”



Clara was falling out of love

and Louise was falling in love,

again,

Louise's slowness met Clara's restlessness

in a graceful lope.

Ettie was the first one

following the path

with its twist and turns

they walked behind her

taking whichever direction she took

it was as if they traced the course

of their own interior lives

meandering through their dark corners

and spectacular views,

their dangers and comforts,

their losses and withdrawals.

Until Drusilla could barely see them,

just a glimpse of Clara's golden hair

and they were gone.



Drusilla left the safety of her verandah

and approached the lonely woman

with her face

under the tree:

“Will you tell me the truth?” She said.



“You know that sometimes we have to wait

to the end of our lives,”

she smiled at her with her own smile,

“before we know the first thing abut its meaning.

People think they can buy everything

what they don't know is that there are times

in every person's life when what they need is nothing.”


“Nothing?” Drusilla looked back at her own face confused.


“ A time of darkness and nothing,

of being alone with the emptiness and the fear

and the tears and the loss.”



“You know about the breakdown of my marriage,”

Drusilla started to sob: “ You sense the collapse,

you feel it with your body while all the time

being reassured of the security that is daily

slipping away...”



“Divorce is about the change,

you should teach your children

to move with change when it comes,

to stretch and grow,

to understand the flux of their own emotions,

to love without fear...”



Drusilla nodded,

hardly breathing

and looked around

the orchard with the apples

coming into blossom,

across the lawn to the trees,

blue gums shading their bark

and banksias buzzing with bees.

She turned her head to see Mount Solitary

and then she turned it back

to the folds of the range stretching into a distance

where the buckled earths smoothed out

along a road as thin as a string.

“ This orchard is a transition,” she finally said,

“a place that lets you move between other places.”


“Or somewhere that allows all the parts to meet,” her face answered back,

“ Just walk along the line of the fence and you will be safe.”


“Alone?” Drusilla sounded suddenly scared.



“There is no such thing as 'belonging' to another person,” her face responded,

“for in the last resort you must be responsible for yourself,

just as you must prepare to die alone...”

The Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska

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Comments 38 comments

jenubouka 4 years ago

What a captivation of photos and a beautiful story of the trials of a women. your word are poetic in their stance of meaning.


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

John Kennedy once said what a priviledge to experience excellence. I feel like he did today in reading this magisterial poem and enjoying the accompanying photos. I am sure this article will win awards; if not, you should gaze upon it like a carpenter does who has made an exquisite piece of furniture, or an artist who has finished a masterpiece. I am overwhelmed...Bob


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Larry Fields 4 years ago from Northern California

I love your Nature photos, especially the ones near the end.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my dear fellow hubbers for encouraging me in my writing and capturing images, it is very important part of me and I am happy that it is useful to someone there...I usually don't enter any competitions and I don't believe any more that winning awards will make be better writer or better human being...your words of praise are enough for me:)


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FitnezzJim 4 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Second what diogenes said.

I've been reading your writings too much though, this sort of excellence, at all levels, seems routine for you.


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Mighty Mom 4 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Ditto what FitnezzJim said.

Excellence at all levels.

Each caption is its own little self-contained poem. Almost a haiku but not in haiku form.

You are amazing, Beata Stasak.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you guys, I am not amazing at all...I am just one of you...a fellow hubber who found the best way to express herself:)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This is just amazing. You mentioned Anna Karenina. My favorite two literary lovers are Dr. Yuri Zhivago and his love Lara.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thanks my great 'Gypsy girl' love Zhivago as well...we have so much to learn from these ageless love stories...thanks for stopping my dear fellow hubber:)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

This is very complex and beautiful. I have to second what diogenes said. I couldn't have said it better. I do hope you entered this one into the contest. Lovely photos, too.


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jfay2011 4 years ago

Very vivid and detailed writing. I too love Dr. Zhivago. Some of the music is fascinating. Especially some of the funeral music in the beginning when he was a kid.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Mary, I haven't entered it to any contest, I am not very 'competition oriented', I used to be, but not any more. Thank you jfay for your comment, love music as well...listening often to classical music or jazz when I am writing...it somehow goes all together...images in your head and in you camera, creative writing and music all around you...that is my best time:)


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

This is beautifully written story with such imagery. The photos are fantastic.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my dear Rosemay, happy you like it:)


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susan54 4 years ago

beata stasak, AS alway great hub!

come by and check out my flattop hub!


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

This was intriguing, a very original idea. (Can you have ‘very’ original ideas? I just mean I haven’t come across anything like it before.:)) The poem and the photos with more story next to each other made an interesting choice - I chose to read the poem first. There is much wisdom in this.

On a totally different subject, my family visited Western Australia last year - mainly Perth and towards the Margaret River area. We loved it.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thanks dear 'Melovy' if you read more of my 'images in my minds' or 'reflections on the books, movies or concerts' that have inspired me, you will find them all the same...it is the only way I can express myself fully in words and images along side each other:)

I live close to Perth but still far away enough to enjoy farm life...Margaret River is our usual holiday destination as it is full of artists and surfers...people crazy enough to enjoy the life to the full and do not care what tomorrow brings...happy to you love it too...and hopefully you will visit my site again:)


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DrJez 4 years ago from Narara NSW Australia

Great read.Loved the photos!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my fellow hubber for stopping by and happy that you find my hub worthwhile of your time...have a great Sunday and come back again:)


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

You have great hubs and I love your photos! You are one of my favorite hubbers! :)


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Beata

Beautiful, profound, and poignant.

You are an amazing writer.

Voted up up and away!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you 'my dear girls, Caroline and Sue' for your beautiful comments, I am honoured to be one of your favourite writers, my dear fellow hubbers as I follow your writings too and you are both amazing expressive and creative thinkers....this is one great thing about the hubpages, we can all share and learn from each other and grow, and grow in our expressions and creativity where no one can reach us..ha,ha,ha...


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Pure brilliance!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Tammy:)...feel honoured that you value it so high:)


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SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA

These stories bring up a good point for women, we should all love ourselves first. Just the other day I had a woman telling me she loved a man, a man who was constantly checking out other women. I hate to say it, but men do not put up with women who do not respect them, and neither should women. I like being single and on my own, and I would never settle for less from a man. There are other kinds of love in your life, like love for yourself. Very intriguing stories by the way!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

You are a strong woman 'SweetiePie' and good on you...I believe in 'making your own way in life'...at the end it doesn't matter whether it is a man or woman, each of us deserves respect...but first of all you have to love and respect yourself if you want others to do it as well...we mirror desires and love and respect and everything we strive to have...everything reflects back on us from our own eyes:)....good luck you you 'a great woman out there' and come back again:)


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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

This is excellence personified. You have a wonderful lilting poetic 'song to sing', and I loved the expressive photography as well. Amazing Hub.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you my new friend, the lover of bird, and as I see the lover of poetry as well:)...happy that you have visited my hubpage nest and find your visit worhtwhile:)...looking forward to hear from you again...


Derdriu 4 years ago

Beata Stasak: What a compelling tale you weave through your dramatic words, graphic imagery and illustrative photos! The effect is dramatically intense and profoundly philosophical.

Thank you, voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you, my dear Derdriu, it was not an easy book to get through, but it oppened a well of unswarable questions in me and let me to ponder about life and relationships in it more deeper than any book before...I think that what the really great literature pieces do...thank you again and hopefully you come back to read more:)


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arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

Beautifully written!


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

happy you liked it, my fellow hubber, looking forward to hear from you again:)


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rjsadowski 4 years ago

What a beautifly written story. You certainly have a way with words. I will try to drop in from time to time. If you get a chance, visit some of my love poems and sad stories.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

For sure I will, my dear fellow hubber, there is nothing more I like that poems and stories full of Slav melancholy:)...I grew up on them...looking forward to hear from you again:)


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chspublish 4 years ago from Ireland

What a wonder story and so powerfully told. There is so much to read here and yet the message is simple - or so it seems. Amazing - food for thought for a long time.

Thanks for the writing.


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thanks for reading and for stopping by my fellow hubber and all the best with hubbing:)


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kat11 4 years ago from Illinois

I was moved by the poetry and the photos were so captivating. I voted up


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Beata Stasak 4 years ago from Western Australia Author

Thank you Kat for your uplifting comment and hope I hear from you again:)

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