Posts Tagged With: Life

LESSONS IN THE HALF LIGHT

 

“We came whirling out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust…”

 

~ Rumi ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Summer 2004.


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TERPSICHORE

 

“Terpsikhore summons me to sing.”

 

~ Corinna ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Crete in October 1992.


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A SMILE

“Look back, and smile on perils past.”

~ Walter Scott ~

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2015.


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FERRIS WHEEL

 

“We can’t return, we can only look behind from where we came
and go round and round and round in the circle game.”

 

~ Joni Mitchell ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in December 2014.


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LINE, FORM AND BEAUTY

 

“I have nature and art and poetry,
and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

 

~ Vincent Van Gogh ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a seagull taken in the Bay of Naples off the coast of Ischia, Italy in 1996.


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LAST NIGHT ALIVE

 

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

 

~ Mae West ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 1991.


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DOORS

 

“Behind some doors lie our wildest dreams, behind others our worst
nightmares and behind them all always the energy and the adventure
that makes us whole. The challenge is in finding the balance and
the reward is a life enriched with the beauty
and the magic of the world around us…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken with an analog Minolta camera in October 1992 on the island of Santorini. The door opened to a drop of a few hundred meters, straight down to the rocks and the sea below. Good that it was chained shut, but it was one door that I wouldn’t have been tempted to open anyway. The view was breathtaking enough.


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TICK TOCK

 

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.”

 

~ Hector Berlioz

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in March 2021.


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HOLIER THAN THOU

 

“Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

 

~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THE HUMAN GARDEN

 

“I have no regrets,
I only think that I should have
   liberally applied the weed killer more often…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in June 2010.


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SLEEP

 

“For in that sleep of death what dreams may come.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Bristol, England in June 1980.


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ME LYDIA

 

Today being the first day of Spring,
it would seem appropriate to reflect back
upon the springtime of my youthful days,
when I was seemingly a daft and foolish buffoon,
who’d stumble into the pit, who’d stand out in the rain,
who’d howl loudly at the moon.
Hmm…when I think about it, not all that much has changed…

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in August 2020.


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JUST A FROWN

 

“O yellow eye, let me be sick with your heat,
let me be feverish and frowning.”

 

~ Anne Sexton ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1976.


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DESPITE IT ALL

 

“Every man dies. Not every man lives.”

 

~ William Wallace ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in May 2005.


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LEFT TO HER OWN DEVICES

 

“To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2001.


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FLOWED AND FILLED

 

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”

 

~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 2015.


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CANNABIC ODE

 

“What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in August 2004.


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WYRM

 

“It is the timber of poetry that wears most surely,
and there is no timber that has not
strong roots among the clay and worms.”

 

~ John Millington Synge ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in January 1984.


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DEATHDANCE

“No art is possible without a dance with death.”

~ George Carlin ~

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in February 2018.


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BRITTLE OLD BONES

 

“While my mind is flexible, these brittle bones don’t bend.”

 

~ Jimmy Buffett ~

 

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


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