Posts Tagged With: Haikus

MAYPOLE

 

“I ought to be jealous of the tower.
She is more famous than I am.”

 

~ Gustave Eiffel ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken on the Rue Soufflot in Paris in May 2011.


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MOON SHINES DOWN

 

“Pain is universal, even the stars weep…”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2011.


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THE SEX OF WRITING

 

My language is the common prostitute
that I turn into a virgin.”

 

~ Karl Kraus ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2017.


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DREAM WITHIN A DREAM

 

Days are stringed instruments
and every one strikes a different note.”

 

~ Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2016.


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CHAIRMAN MEOW

 

“In waking a tiger, use a long stick.”
 

~ Mao Zedong ~

 

Original photo of street art taken in the Rue Broca in Paris in May 2017.


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TAURIAN

 

“As beautiful as the chance encounter
of a sewing machine and an umbrella
on an operating table.”

 

~ Isadore Ducasse Lautreamon ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Marais Quarter of Paris in June 2017.


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PUSSY IN PARIS

 

“I love cats because I enjoy my home;
and little by little, they become its visible soul.”

 

~ Jean Cocteau ~

 

Original photo of street art cats taken on the Rue Ortolan, Paris in May 2017.


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CUISSE DE LA NYMPHE SUSCITÉE

 

Eros seizes and shakes my very soul
like the wind on the mountain
shaking ancient oaks.”

 

~ Sappho ~

 

Digital image “The Nymph’s Thighs” created in April 2017.


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BEYOND THE DOOR

 

“This is the strangest life I have ever known.”

 

~ Jim Morrison ~

 

000-beyond-the-doorDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2016.


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SHADOWCASTING

 

“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.”

 

~ Aaron Rose ~

 

000-shadowcastingDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Bavarian Alps in September 2016.


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APPARITION

 

 

“I see for others… in order to put on canvas
the sudden apparitions which come to me.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

000-apparitionDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Taunus Mountains in May 1981.


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KITTEN

 

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”

 

~ Albert Schweitzer ~

 

000-kittenDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in La Gomera in November 1991.


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ONE SHOE TWO TALES

 

“If you try to walk in my shoes, you’ll end up in a bookstore.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

000 one shoe two talesDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the River Limmat, Zurich, Switzerland, taken in April 2007.


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FACE OF STONE

 

“Cum dignitate otium.”

 

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

 

000 face of stoneDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a carved relief of a Germanic prisoner captured by the Romans, taken in Mainz, Germany in January 2014.


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RHEIN

 

“The air grows cool and darkles,
The Rhine flows calmly on;
The mountain summit sparkles
In the light of the setting sun.”

 

~ Heinrich Heine ~

 

000 rheinDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken on the Rhine River near Wiesbaden, Germany in November 1981.


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NEON NIGHTBIRD

 

“A photographer is like a cod,
which produces a million eggs
in order that one may reach maturity.”

 

~ George Bernard Shaw ~

 

000 neon nightbirdDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken on the Canary Island of La Palma in May 1994.


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RESURRECTION

 

“Wine brings to light the hidden secrets of the soul,
gives being to our hopes,
bids the coward flight, drives dull care away,
and teaches new means for the accomplishment of our wishes.”

 

~ Horace ~

 

000 resurrectionDigitally enhanced image created from an original photograph taken in Weisenau, Germany in July 1987.


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DIVING FOR PEARLS

 

“The drowning man is not troubled by the rain.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

000 diving for pearlsPhoto taken in Virginia Beach, Virginia in April 1992.


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WITH LITTLE FEELING

 

When I first took this photo some twenty-three years ago,
it profoundly moved me. Humankind’s inhumanity to their
own species is horrible enough, but our inhumanity towards
all life should make us seriously question our own morality
as a species. Sadly the answer to that question is very ugly…

 

 

000 with little feelingPhoto taken in the Frankfurt Zoo, Frankfurt am Main, Germany in April 1993.


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DEADDOGSEYES

 

“A dog’s spirit dies hard.”

 

~ Mikhail Bulgakov ~

 

000 deaddogseyesDigitally enhanced image created from two original photos, one taken in December 2009, the other in September 2015.


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