Monday, August 10, 2009


photography by Claire Evans

You waited, didn't you…
until the last evening
as the sun was kissing clouds
like pink candy floss at the horizon.

I wasn't expecting you
and so, all the more sweet.
Your breath erupted and hung above the deep
and my heart sang out … whale…

Lesley-Anne Evans
July 2009


  1. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Lovely photo Claire. Here's an interesting 6 degrees of separation for this pairing that jumped into my brain. The poem is about a whale. Paul Quarington's Book/Movie "Whale Music", set in Howe Sound, is about an aging rocker redeemed by love and whale song. He loves a young woman named Claire. (Soundtrack for the movie includes the Rheostatic's song Claire.)

  2. I know the movie, and now will have to look for the book. Another interesting twist… that the setting for 'Whale Music' is in B.C.… where we live, although this particular whale was encountered in Oregon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.



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