Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Autumn Reflection

Along the Mississippi River, at Almonte, Ontario

[ f/9, 1.3 sec, 24mm, ISO 200 ]
Autumn Reflection


well before our winter comes,
she tells me
we should get our portrait taken

our children
will want to show their children
what it was that kept us together

and the picture, she tells me
should trail colours across the center
because
we were mostly happy

and perhaps there'd be a mirror, she tells me
with you on one side
and my reflection on the other
because
we mostly loved

and then above and below us, she tells me
there should be clouds
because
no life escapes
without some drama

...well before our winter comes,
i tell her
our love is true
it has endured
hence we're merged as one

and i present this to you,
i tell her
a scene i've come upon

this portrait of us
that i have done

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

BoardWalk Stalkers

Attracted by the colours and by the invitation presented by the boardwalk, I couldn't help but continue into the woods.

[ f/13, 1/125, 55mm, ISO 400 ]

BoardWalk Stalkers


i am autumn

as the trees drop their leaves
so too
i leave my memories for you to examine

in the blaze of colour
you will find the joys we have encountered

in the blemish of each stem
you will feel the anguish we have conquered

i am autumn
winding through your path
like a boardwalk in a wetland

where we firmly stand
among the reeds and gentle stalks

where wind so gently bathes us
spreads the view before us

joined us firmly to each other
like the wood we rest upon

i am autumn
looking back on where we've been

warming in the sunshine
of you often by my side

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Bridal Veil

Photographed in Gatineau Park, on a Saturday morning in October.

[ f/22, 1/4, 14mm, ISO 200 ]
Bridal Veil Waterfalls, Gatineau Park


yes
i said
yes
i did
see the love
flow out from you

yes
i saw
as you passed them by
how they all
cast down their colourful jewels
along your path

yes
you're right
it was
just to get close to you
and hope for

yes
pine for
a glance from your heart
so they would stay
remain transfixed
and secretly await
as you flow by

yes
they know
that parts of you
are left behind

yes
i said
yes
i did
see your soul
soak in the ground
watch them patiently wait
your nourishing touch

you are not just mine

yes
i said
yes
i will

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

String Theory

Photographed at the Byward Market. The high ISO was due to the cloudy/shady location and wanting to get a really fast speed to counter the wind movement. Actually I was inside shooting before coming back outside and neglected to dial it back. But I think the added grittiness really works for the textures. :)

[ f/8, 1/1250, 42mm, ISO 1250 ]

String Theory


i finally understand string theory:

when autumn sings of playground sliders
swings to contact the clouds
pumpkins on darkened porches
costumes at Halloween
leaves piled for soldier's forts

then

winter sledding down snowy hills
skating the frozen rivers
shinny on outdoor rinks
snowball ambushes
warm hearths
the smell of burning wood

then

spring birdsongs in the morning
the red of maple buds
yellow splashes of daffodils
fresh syrup on breakfast pancakes
the promise of short sleeves
after school bicycle bells
skateboards grinding sidewalk spaces
hide and seek at night

then

summer stargazing from the beach
marshmallows melting on campfires
the magic of fireflies lighting the night
loons echo across the lake
leisurely walks
outdoor cafes
time slowed down
aware of seasons

and all things
to connect us

and now -
string theory
is part of you too

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Sassy

This photo was taken in downtown Ottawa. I've always liked this shop and have photographed it a number of times. The last time I photographed it, I started to imagine the figures inside as people. And I couldn't decide what emotion they would display if they came to life. The writing just kind of took over.

[ f/9, 1/320, 38mm ]

sassy


the polka dots
weren't flashy enough

and the multi-flavored
tables and chairs
weren't bringing enough
admirers to view your wares

so you sat
naked in the window
wearing your colored beads

and people stopped

and complimented
your courage

though I suspect
that wasn't
what you had in mind

why else
would you leave the light on
well into the night...

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