Posts Tagged With: Light

THE ABSURDITY OF LIGHT

 

“give me back all those things i never gave,
so I shan’t be able to take them to my grave,
the burning flames and the booming voice,
all the decisions that were never really a choice…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in England in June 2007.


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TAPIS

 

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.”

 

~ Theodore Roethke ~

 

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


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WIND DIRECTION DETERMINED

 

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die
life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly.”

 

~ Langston Hughes ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 2000.


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MOON WHISPERS

 

“I see the moon like a clipped piece of silver.
Like gilded bees the stars cluster round her.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken somewhere in west central France in 2006.


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MOULDY MOON

 

“How slow this old moon wanes! She lingers my desires…”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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


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ONE MORNING’S MOON

 

“And he beholds the moon;
like a rounded fragment of ice filled with motionless light.”

 

~ Gustave Flaubert ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken circa 1982.


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DUSTED WITH STARS

 

“Are we human because we gaze at the stars
or do we gaze at the stars because we are human?”

 

~ Neil Gaiman ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken on the island of La Palma, the Canary Islands, in November 1994.


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SITTING IN SILENCE

 

“Remember, writing poetry is like making love:
one will never know whether one’s own pleasure is shared.”

 

~ Cesare Pavese ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a self-portrait taken in August 2012.


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NEVER SAW THE TEARS

 

“Tears are the silent language of grief.”

 

~ Voltaire ~

 

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


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NO BOUNDARIES

 

“The flower in the vase smiles, but no longer laughs.”

 

~ Malcolm De Chazal ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo (detail) of a Cro-Magnon woman taken at the Lascaux III Exhibition in Paris in May 2015.


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INTO RAGE

 

“We are all sentenced to solitary confinement
inside our own skins, for life.”

 

~ Tennessee Williams ~

 

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


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CREATION MYTH

 
“God made only water, but man made wine.”

 

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo called “Black Hole Event Horizon” taken sometime in early 2001.


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WICKED LIGHT

 

“She’s a devil in disguise, I can tell by looking in her eyes.”

 

~ Jimi Hendrix ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 2010.


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SCRIPTURE

 

“The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles.
Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

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


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THE SMOOTH BARED FLESH

 

“The moon, like a flower in heaven’s high bower,
with silent delight sits and smiles on the night.”

 

~ William Blake ~

 

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


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PUDDING

 

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”

 

~ Aesop ~

 

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


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WHEN I DIDN’T GET THERE

 

“The only difference between the saint and the sinner
is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

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


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PARADOX

 

“What? do I love her,
that I desire to hear her speak again,
and feast upon her eyes.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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


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SING ELECTRIC

 

“O I say these are not the parts and poems
of the body only, but of the soul…”

 

~ Walt Whitman ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a scan of the negative of a ruined Polaroid photo taken in late 1967.


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POEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF A BLACK HOLE

 

“There are many black holes, and there are many universes.
Life is a never ending circle, and so too, is death.”

 

~ Anthony T. Hincks ~

 

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


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