Charis Weston

Charis Weston, by Edward Weston 1937

Not what some might call
a beauty at all
but she is woman and
(by default)
therefore, is.

No mistaking her feminine
even in that garb
but it was too cool for nudes
on the beach this day
so, he shot her with his camera
boots ‘n’ all.


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*Photography of Edward Weston Apparently, she herself didn’t consider herself a beauty. Edward met and married Charis (pronounced Karris) when she was just 16 and he was 45. She was photographed by him many times over their 11 year marriage, both dressed and in fine art nudes. She died in 2009 aged 95

Shared with Magpie Tales #142 Photography of Edward Weston.
Poetry Pantry #122


There was no charm.
Nothing upbeat in any of this.

They’d forecast for days
that this rotten thing was on its way.
Seeing this, many folks flee straight away
others though, too old or stubborn, stay.

Key elements were all in place to enable
this event
warm sea swelling up from the depths
tumultuous skies
winds strengthening, more and more

too late to scramble then when
Sandy’s wrath finally came upon shore.


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*Never in my life time have I known a single storm with winds that reached out for over 1,000 miles. I know that many of our Power line workers from the Maritimes have gone south to help the USA with getting their power lines back up and running again.
With this unpredictable climate change, it could happen to any of us, anytime.

Shared with The Sunday Whirl #81