Pic and a Word Challenge #112: Repose


Suspension of thoughts

Attention absorbing peace

All cares drift away

Tranquility races in

Surrendering to repose


Patrick’s Challenge

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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23 Responses to Pic and a Word Challenge #112: Repose

  1. KIA says:

    I have a candle holder like that. πŸ˜‰

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  2. Rebel Girl says:

    Both wonderful! The effect in the photo is awesome!

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  3. teandpaper says:

    Lovely photo and poem!

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  4. mz&cho says:

    It’s a wonderful photo. A great gift your mother left you. Precious!

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  5. Love the image: monochrome candle with an idiosyncratic cool blue glow. Marvelous.
    Love the words: the juxtaposition of tranquility racing! But it makes perfect sense in the context, I presume, of meditation. There is, sometimes, that ‘quickening’ quality.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Patrick. I also loved how the candle handled the editing. It’s always an uncertain factor with a very old photograph taken by my first camera. Happy that you liked my poetry. My muse thanks you. Always feel like my words are coming from somewhere else. Ha ha! πŸ™‚


      • smile< “You realize you’re channeling the wisdom of the ancients,” an insightful spiritual mentor of mine once explained to me.

        And I’ll take that. It took a long time and a lot of personal “skin” to learn how to be that channel, what is ‘expected’ of me, and the responsibility I am entrusted with. The images and the words come, still, I must find their proper arrangement, must find the way to expressing their truth. Even more important, I had to learn how to receive the images and words.

        Of course, I never set out an a mission to do so. Listening to the inner voice was essential to my personal growth, to healing. My growth as a photographer and writer, and as a channel for ancient wisdom, was completely ancillary. =)

        I wonder if your experience is much different?

        Oh, and you remind me, I have a ton of B&W negatives from the ’70s and ’80s I need to transfer to digital. That should be interesting!

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        • Olga says:

          I thought something like that was happening. I was told by a card reader once, listen carefully to the words that suddenly pop into your mind. That’s what happens when I’m intense on finding the “proper management” of a poetic idea. I let it go and it spontaneous comes back expressing something I never intended originally. Thanks for your thoughts, Patrick. πŸ™‚

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          • Yep. Thanks for continuing those thoughts.

            <smile> The more ‘thoughtful’ I am when creating– the more I intellectualize the creative process — the less creative I am. The best words always come when I quiet my mind and listen for words. The best frames always come when I spend some time in a place and just … look.

            I’m pretty sure that’s why photographs have proven such a prompt of proliferation for writing. I look through my catalog, or at a particular image, and just patiently wait for words to rise into consciousness. Having a few words, the journey starts. I rarely know where it’s going. I’m usually confounded when I think I do. I’ll often refer back to the photograph when I’m stuck, and just look and listen.

            I have to listen closely and patiently right to the end. There’s often a turnaround ending, or an additional stanza with some punch, that’s easy to miss if I stop too early. I nearly missed that with today’s edition of the Challenge, Smoke.

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