Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daisies and Rocket Ships

This photo was taken at one of my favorite places in Ottawa - Andrew Hayden Park, where every season presents its own form of delight.

[ f/11, 1/250, 70mm, ISO 200 ]
Daisies and Rocket Ships

above
the winter landscape
in Andrew Hayden Park

i saw
two things
of wonder loom
while on a winter walk

evergreens
in aeronautic shapes

where winds
would raise boughs soon

launchpads readied
for their escape

rockets
aiming for the moon

beside them
in this wondrous land

windmills
perched on leaves of metal

and high above
the snow does stand

a graceful daisy
spreading petals

so interlaced
is beauty laid

whether man
or nature made

these masterpieces
side by side

each one's beauty
multiplied


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14 comments:

  1. Love your photos, especially the ones contain such simplicity.
    And here are my favorite lines:

    "
    ...
    and high above
    the snow does stand

    a graceful daisy
    spreading petals

    so interlaced
    is beauty laid

    ...

    each one's beauty
    multiplied"

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  2. Very imaginative the way you tied together the trees with the sculpture through the rocket metaphor. Almost reminds me of Plato in a way. The ideal form in this case being the triangle which all three, evergreen, sculpture and rocket have in common. So we see how art & science imitate nature, borrowing its shapes.

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  3. My eye was drawn to the similarity between the shape of tree on the right and the sails of the windmill. It almost looks as if the tree is in motion and the windmill is standing still. Weird eh?

    Very nice photograph and words.

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  4. @yun yi - thanks once again for your faithful visits and supporting comments.

    @nothingprofound - Marty, once again you add value to the poetry by your observations and your tie-ins to literary and philosophical thought.

    @Paul - thanks for stopping in and commenting. The wind was quite still for most of the day when I shot this. Interestingly enough, as you observe, when the wind did blow, it seemed to catch the boughs of the evergreen without affecting the wind mill very much.

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  5. Such simple and entrancing beauty. You brought insight and awareness to an ordinary albeit beautiful landscape.

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  6. I love this. You've hit the nail on the head when you said 'beauty multiplied' - it's the combination of elements which make this special.

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  7. There is such simple, stark beauty in the pairing of snow and trees. Lovely words, lovely photo.

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  8. Thanks Nunee, journey and Janene. @journeyphotographic - I think that's part of why there is such an attraction sometimes to outdoor art. The setting and the artifact are both such wonderful creative elements that complement each other so well.

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  9. I love the simplicity and elegance of your work Mario. Beautiful picture and words to match. xo
    I follow you through Poets United - but I am also your friend Cheryl's niece :)

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  10. @Baby Poet - nice to meet you and glad that you dropped in. I took a brief look at your blog - daily poetry - You are way more prolific than I am! I'll be stopping in to look in more detail and to comment.

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  11. Art and science imitating nature. You have tied the rocket and trees together in a very interesting way.

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  12. Love the poem. Man and in nature stand side by side, with such difference and sameness...

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  13. I love it, Mario. Your posts always make me smile. :)

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