the day we were stones - sigma fp - marco dadone

November 09, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of storm was that?

 

It came from the west after that summer without winds

First like thin hair on the sky

 

 

 

then like heavy clouds reflecting patterns on the sea

 

 

 

The waves become silver blades,

soon everything was mixed and we were caught inside.

 

 

It took away our eyes,

 

It took away our skin, our nails, 

 

our thoughts.

 

 

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It took away ourselves.

 

And happened silently

on the night after the storm

 

 

 

Amongst that unnatural blue, 

unnatural things happened.

 

The shy turtle who uses to swim into the moonlight, 

was kept in by that night,

as a somehow different being

 

 

While the big sun on the following morning,

competed the game.

 

We were turned into stones.

 

 

 

First was the monk, who never used to sleep.

 

 

 

then all the people in the village square,

hit by a new sun, astonished.

 

 

 

and as the day turned in white and turquoise,

the curious childs were staring at that new life

 

 

 

the gentle damsel came out

 

 

 

and so did the guys on the boat

 

 

even the seals

 

 

 

and with them, without distictions,

 

the dumb of the village

 

 

 

 and the thin wise man

 

 

 

and, for last, the boy who was fishing on the rocks

 

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But then,

after a very stange moonlit night

 

 

 

on the following dawn

 

the sky we used to know was back,

the green sea did return

 


 

Suddenly, as it came it went away,

we were stones no more.

And everyting was like before.

 

 

We, as after a nightmare,

had all back our skin, our nails, our eyes,

Our thoughts.

Ourselves.

 

 

And stones returned to be just those pebbles we use to walk on 

between the earth and the waves,

we did forget everything.

 

We forget easily.

 

 

 

 

 

Except for the lovers.

 

 

You can still look at them, by the beach.

 

 

But that’s another story,

as they choose eternity.

 

 

 

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PHOTOGRAPHS and words BY MARCO DADONE

- Sigma Ambassador Italy - 

USING

SIGMA FP

WITH WIGMA 105 mm ART

and SIGMA 40 mm ART.

(and Sigma SDQH on the blue night photos,

with Sigma 28 mm Art)

........

 

STONE BALANCING 

by artist DANTE BARBAGALLO

 

 

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shot in Liguria, Italy, autumn 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to see the camera I used, click here:

SIGMA FP the smallest full frame camera by SIGMA

 

 

per SIGMA ITALIA m-trading, click here:

SIGMA ITALIA (m-trading)

 

 

me on facebook: 

marco dadone fb page

 

 

 

 

 


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