Fallen In

RC deWinter

Fairfield, United States

Artist's Description

© 2011 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

It All Falls Down

Eventually it all falls down, you know:
the sturdiest structure,
the most vigilant defense.
Time works its quiet way with no thought
to permanence,
no respect for craftsmanship,
no indulgence for care.
Small chinks appear, you see –
or no, you don’t, actually –
growing, spreading unobserved,
unnoticed ‘til decay takes hold
and there’s not a thing to do to stop it.
We stack our goodness into heaps,
our strength shored up and hoarded
for the storm with hope that these
will hold us through our passage.
Building is the dream,
saving is the safeguard,
living is the journey,
but Time is always stronger
and eventually it all falls down.

© 2011 RC deWinter

Digital oils; rural Smithers, BC, Canada
landscape from a photograph by friend and
artist Constance Widen.

Hear me read this poem.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 2, Xero, Akvis Oils





Original Photo: Thank you, Constance!

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