My first pair of photos captured ‘shadows while looking down’. These were experiments in shadow-making two years ago. That’s my little witch helper.
Next, two different angles of Athabasca Falls while ‘looking down into the depths’ of the canyon.
Bridal Veil Falls and ‘looking down on summer fun’ of tiny swimmers.
‘Looking down on night lights’ reflecting a wet, dreary evening in Niagara Falls.
Rounded stones of time
Shaped by heaven’s breath and tears
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” (Confucius)
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” (Pericles)
Camera Lucida Photo Challenge #20: Stone
Dee at dVerse Poets’ Pub has asked us to mix a poetry response using ‘bar’ words in an alternate context. Here’s my non-alcoholic offering. By the way, that’s my photograph of a fancy glass of milk in blue.
Soft vespers twist mists of time
Stirred by tears on the rocks
A call for straight up truth
Before the last call of sunset
Insistent elixir of mantras hum
Transforming unquenchable thirst to power
A tonic for drowning one’s sorrows
And turning sour to sweet
Light reveals imperfections
Past stories indent with love
Weathered facade still standing
*A tanka for two challenges: Camera Lucida Photo Challenge #19: Beautiful Imperfections
Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Challenge #135: Love/Light
(Photographic credits given to Bjorn Rudberg)
Gift of dawning light
Awakens sense of delight
Rhapsodies fleetingly dance
In tune to each glance
As if destined by the fates
Time to write a sonnet
While sitting on a comet
Maybe an ode would be better
Writing with a feather
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