Posts Tagged With: Universe

SPEED OF DARKNESS

 

“No matter how fast light travels
it finds the darkness has always got there first,
and is waiting for it.”

 

~ Terry Pratchett ~

 

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


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MUSICA UNIVERSALIS

 

“The only truth is music.”

 

~ Jack Kerouac ~

 

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


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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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VORTEX

 

“The Image is more than an idea.
It is a vortex or cluster of fused ideas
and is endowed with energy.”

 

~ Ezra Pound ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a fossilized mollusk from the author’s collection taken in October 2015.


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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 CONCEPT OF GLASS

 

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”

 

~ Robertson Davies ~

 

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


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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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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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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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UNIVERSYMPHONY

 

May night continue to fall upon the orchestra.”

 

~ Andre Breton ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of The Colours and Voices Orchestra taken in November 2019. Photo courtesy Flora Flowerchild.


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POINTS OF LIGHT

 

“I know there is infinity beyond ourselves.
I wonder if there is infinity within.”

 

~ Charles Lindbergh ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in February 2020.


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THE EXPERIMENT

 

“We are like butterflies that flutter for a day and think it is forever.”

 

– Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in February 2020.


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JE VIS À DANSER

 

“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”

 

~ Samuel Beckett ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of the painting Ramsès dans son harem (detail) by Jean Lacomte du Noüy taken in Paris in June 2019.


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ICARUS’ SISTER

 

“It was sad and fierce all at once,
alive with a lonely purity.”

 

~ Karen Russell ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in December 2019.


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STARSLEEP

 

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in September 2019.


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QUE SAIS-JE?

 

“Je pense, donc je suis.”

 

~ René Descartes ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a statue of the essayist and philosopher Michel de Montaigne located at the Square Paul-Painlevé in Paris taken in June 2019.


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RED ROOM

 

“Stronger than alcohol, vaster than poetry,
Ferment the freckled red bitterness of love!”

 

~ Arthur Rimbaud ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in July 2019.


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ONLY EVER NOW

 

“Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now.”

 

~ James Clavell ~

 

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


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HITHER

 

“Men must endure, their going hence even as their coming hither.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

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


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PHALLUS DEI

 

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in October 2018.


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