23 December 2013
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The year is dissolving into a treasure trove of memories, and I want to dedicate my photograph and poem to family and friends as well as devoted readers who bring joy to my days.
My blog began as a vehicle to share narratives that are told through my lens and pens. This online life has moved me deeper and deeper into photography by encouraging exploration of new inner and outer vistas.
I want to give a special tribute to my “cyberspace” community. It’s a give-and-take, a wondrous partnership that makes possible the seemingly impossible: that I can connect to parts of the world vastly far away or across town. It continues to astound me as well as bring me wonderment, especially the people who I meet.
There is enormous talent to discover through this marvelous technological arena. Each encounter broadens my own horizons, and adds immensely to how I listen and watch my slice of the universe.
At the end of each year I compose a holiday poem, which is accompanied by a photograph. The image may inspire words. Or the poem may push me to find visual language to express its theme. Here’s my ode to 2014. Happy holidays.
Voices of Humanity
While it’s true that a singular image can convey a multitude of stories,
One word easily competes.
Language and visuals transport,
Silent in their potency.
Vocal in their vibrancy.
Charming each into a magical duo or solo performance.
A word induces jazzy rhythms.
A visual implies reverent soundscapes.
Quiet persuasion? Forceful? Observant? Watchful?
Experience. Interpretation. Declaration. Protection. Action. Inspiration. Legacy. Hope.
Droplet by droplet,
And Mother Nature and Humanity unite.
Here are other entries for today’s challenge:
Note: As always I welcome any comment about this post or any part of my blog.
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Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Phoneography Challenges:
1st Monday: Nature
2nd Monday: Macro
3rd Monday: Black and White
4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).