Posts Tagged With: Life

élan vital

 

“The only truth is music.”

 

~ Jack Kerouac ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2013.


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smile

 

“Everyone smiles in the same language.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Berlin in January 2018.


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long hard cold dark lonely winter

 

“Blow, blow, thou Winter Wind,
Thou art not so unkind, as Man’s Ingratitude…”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in September 2016.


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one word poem

 

“There is more poetry in this one word
    than in all of the words ever written…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2016.


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might have made a difference

 

“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught,
and the last river is polluted; when to breathe
the air is sickening, you will realize, too late,
that wealth is not in bank accounts and that
you can’t eat money.”

 

~ Alanis Obomsawin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in November 1991.


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sparkle

 

“For small creatures such as we,
the vastness is bearable only through love.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

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


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requital

 

“La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin.”
“Life is too short to drink bad wine.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

000 requital

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in September 1982.


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a colour of dust

 

“Dust into Dust, and under Dust to lie,
Sans Wine, sans Song, sans Singer, and-sans End!”

 

~ Omar Khayyam ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a scan of a painting made in Summer 1968 by the author.


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immortality

 
“A book is the only immortality.”

 

~ Rufus Choate ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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PHASES AND SHADOWS

 

“If I die in this city let my soul drown in the Seine,
don’t make the wheel start up again,
then is now and now is then, it’s the same thing…”

 

~ John Greaves ~

 

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FADE

 

Life has to be given a meaning
because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.”

 

~ Henry Miller ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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ALONE

 

“We are born alone, we live alone, we die alone.
Everything in-between is a gift.”

 

~ Yul Brynner ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo taken in May 1981.


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UNE MOSAÏQUE DE TEMPS

 

“Madness conquers,
I can no longer put my mosaics together,
I just cry and laugh.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an analog photo (detail) of a Roman mosaic floor in Pompeii taken in 1996.


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IMMEDIATE CURTAIN

 

“Life is a cosmic joke.”

 

~ Robert Wyatt ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in December 2019. Poem title borrowed from Robert Wyatt’s song “Immediate Curtain” from the album ‘Matching Mole.’


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SPOONED

 

“The spoon’s color does not change the soup’s taste.”

 

~ Matshona Dhliwayo ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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SIREN

 

“It is natural to indulge in the illusions of hope.
We are apt to shut our eyes to that siren
until she allures us to our death.”

 

~ Gertrude Stein ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in September 2019.


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THE DECEMBER DREAM

 

“The world itself is but a series of footnotes
to a vast unfinished masterpiece.”

 

~ Vladimir Nabokov ~

 

Digitally enhanced image cropped and created from a photo taken in October 2017, provided courtesy of Euterpe Enterprises. Used with permission.


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HEL

 

“Dying is an art, like everything else.”

 

~ Sylvia Plath ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in June 2018.


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ROSES MORTES

 

“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses,
just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in the Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in June 2018.


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AN ABSENCE OF EVERYTHING

 

“Every word is like an unnecessary stain
on silence and nothingness.”

 

~ Samuel Beckett ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2018.


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