Posts Tagged With: Stars

ghosts

 

“We both drowned under the waves of words we weren’t saying.”

 

~ Ben Maxfield ~

 

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


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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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GRAVITY

 

“Because there is a law such as gravity,
the Universe can and will create itself from nothing.”

 

~ Stephen Hawking ~

 

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


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MOONCHILD

 

“She and the moon could always be found playing in the darkness.”

 

~ A.J. Lawless ~

 

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


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A GRAVITY OF LANGUAGE

 

Words, too, have genuine substance –
mass and weight and specific gravity.”

 

~ Tim O’Brien ~

 

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


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SOOTHE A SAVAGE BREAST

 

“Musick hath Charms to sooth a savage Breast,
To soften Rocks, or bend a knotted Oak.”

 

~ William Congreve ~

 

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


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DAWN MADNESS

 

“The road is life.”

 

~ Jack Kerouac ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Summer 1977.


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STARDUST

 

“I am one of billions.
I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form.
I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on 
to be other things someday and I will be free.”

 

~ Laini Taylor ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from the photos of two small surface fragments from Mars (left fragment) and the Moon (right fragment), thrown into space by the impact of meteors, taken in October 2016.


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WASTED OPPORTUNITY

 

“…people choose to live in darkness, praying for a candle,
when all they really have to do is open their eyes…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a skull from a burial dated to the Late Roman Empire (3rd century CE) taken in June 2014.


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COBWEBS

 

“Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind…”

 

~ Graham Nash ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the Cimetière du PèreLachaise in Paris in September 2015.


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THE DISTANCE OF MYTH

 

“For time is the longest distance between two places.”

 

~ Tennessee Williams ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken from the summit of one of the Peaks Of Otter in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in the summer of 1977.


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BICYCLE

 

“The object of art is to make eternal the desperately fleeting moment.”

 

~ Tennessee Williams ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in November 1980.


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THE WORTHY KING OF FOOLS

 

“I reckon we are all fools. Born so, no doubt.”

 

~ Mark Twain ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken on the Rue Mouffetard in Paris December 2008.


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IMAGES ON A EUROPEAN DAY – PART TWO

 

“In the cycle of a great civilization,
the artist begins as priest,
and ends as a clown or buffoon.”

 

~ Malcolm Muggeridge ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken on the Canary Island of La Gomera in 1991.


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THE OIL OF YOU

 

“And ever has it been known that love knows not
its own depth until the hour of separation.”

 

~ Khalil Gibran ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of Vénus Sortant Du Bain by Christophe-Gabriel Allegrain taken in Paris in June 2019.


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FROM THE STARS STRUNG

 

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the summer of 1985.


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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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JUPITER

 

“…within the clouds appear numerous illusions,
a woman’s face with flowing hair and a windblown robe,
a bird’s head, fantastic creatures and so much mystery…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

This photo of clouds within a mysterious jet stream region on Jupiter was taken in February 2019 by NASA’s Juno Space Probe. Photo courtesy and © of NASA, JPL-Caltech, SwRI, MSSS and Kevin M. Gill. (I seldom use other people’s photos, but I couldn’t resist ‘borrowing’ this one.)


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PURE POETRY

 
“Sensuality, wanting a religion, invented Love.”

 

~ Natalie Clifford Barney ~

 

Image processed from a digitally created oil painting made in March 2001.


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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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