Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time Cliches On

Photo taken at the Toronto Distillery District. What's old is new; what was passed over is restored.

[ f/9, 1/50, 86mm, ISO 200 ]
Time Cliches On


call it a day
to come in under the wire
tick tock
before you were the gleam in your father's eye
time might already have passed you by
do you feel the clock ticking?
tick tock
in the nick of time
better late than never
to chew the fat
since Rome wasn't built in a day
and time is running out
tick tock
no more spinning your wheels
because in the split second
time heals
all wounds time and again
time after time
tick tock
because the times
they are a changing
as old as you feel
time passes you by
tick tock
you can't stop the clock
the march of time
time waits for no man
the ravishes of time
the clock is ticking
tick tock
and it ain't a laugh a minute
and it aint just a minute
and definitely not
just a second
tick tock
don't live in the past
the future is now
as time goes by
your time is now
forever and a day
tick tock

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Any Path in Any Town

Photo taken in Almonte, along the River Walk pathway.

[ f/22, 1/13, 42mm, ISO 200 ]


When you take a walk
down whatever memory lane
you suddenly happen on

the present
with its vivid colors
and sharp detail

slowly gives way
to the emerging past

though faint
or
shrouded in cloud

we know it's there

remembrances

of pain
of joy
of wonder
of disappointment
of discovery
of schock
of celebration

shapes
what we are yet
to see

what we are yet
to feel

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wizard Brooms

For some reason, these brooms make me think of Europe, and farm lands, and village streets. And even stranger, they evoke memories of my mother. I imagine that she once possessed a broom like one of these.

[f/8, 50mm, 1/250, ISO 200 ]
Wizard Brooms


and
when you suddenly arrive
in my mind's eye
embracing your toils
sweeping away
what dreams you had

and
you are no longer there
to comfort
or hold me
with stories
of who you were
when you were young

and
i am left
apart from you
to imagine
who you could become

and
i awake
again to the reality
that you have been swept away
and i lack
the wizard magic
to bring you back

and
i miss -
almost as much
as i miss you -
the answer
to the next question
that i might have had

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Canal at Merrickville

Went on an excursion to Merrickville, one of the nice little country towns along the Rideau Canal system, and came across this peaceful scene.

[ f/16, 1/125, 14mm, ISO 200 ]


I love how much of a scene a wide angle lens can capture! On a calm and clear day, shooting reflections is one of my favorite subjects.

I am drawn by how the sky envelopes the image on both sides. And the stillness of the water elicits my own reflections, speaking of a calm and a peace that washes over me.

be still -

and like the trees
give yourself to what shapes you
and let it reveal the beauty you are destined to be

be firm -
and like the building
stand strong in your foundation
and weather the storms that assail you
and you will emerge unscathed and standing strong

like the water
flow smoothly

be at peace

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