The Red Wheelbarrow (2)

23 Feb

This red wheelbarrow, seen on a recent trip to Saskatchewan, begged to be photographed. Now I know why. It had this message for me:

The Red Wheelbarrow (2)

is still dependable though the rain glaze has turned to frosting and the chickens are long in the freezer

© 2011 V.Nesdoly

(with apologies to William Carlos Williams)


Posted for One Shot Wednesday


Posted by on February 23, 2011 in Personal


9 responses to “The Red Wheelbarrow (2)

  1. brian miller

    February 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    interesting group of imagery you chose to put together…but it rolls out nicely…


    • tolbert

      February 23, 2011 at 3:23 pm

      I like this a lot. The picture is meaningful and your opening words, “the red wheelbarrow is still dependable…” sets it off beautifully. Well said in a few words…


  2. Chris G.

    February 23, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Ha! If Williams had a good sense of humor – I think he’d understand.


  3. Shashi

    February 24, 2011 at 1:50 am

    Very beautiful… and the image was perfect.. lovely picture..

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  4. tolbert

    February 24, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for stopping by ‘the chubby penny’…You asked a question about the blackbirds and whether I had written about the fallen birds in Arkansas, Louisiana and California. Yes and No.

    Yes, because I was very much aware of the phenomenon and it is a concern.

    No, because the lone man and the birds are representative of helplessness and how little anything means anymore. Advertisements on the sides on busses announcing the greatness of news teams and stations represent the focus of television news…and yet they drive right the ‘little things’.

    Honestly though, sometimes I write things and later wonder what they mean. Thanks for the question and for making me thing. Have a wonderful day…and I will think about the chickens, long in the freezer. I love that transition and I have a hunch it has more meaning than frozen poultry.


  5. tolbert

    February 24, 2011 at 4:49 am

    Sorry, I should never respond before 6AM and before a cup of coffee…

    and yet they drive right the ‘little things’.
    SHOULD BE…and yet they drive right PAST the ‘little things’.

    Freudian Slip:
    and for making me thing SHOULD BE:
    and for making me THINK

    Thanks again and I really enjoy your photography!


  6. L.L. Barkat

    February 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Delightful! Made me smile 🙂


  7. Steve Isaak

    March 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Perfect work, great imagery.


  8. Promising Poets Parking Lot

    March 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    amazing imagery..
    keep it up.

    please share one piece with poets rally today, thanks.



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