Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tiny in a Large Space

This photo was taken at the Museum of Natural History, Ottawa. I was on the 3rd level, looking down into the lobby when the young girl in the photo happened to look up.


[ f/2.8, 1/20, 38mm, ISO 200 ]
Tiny in a Large Space

within so large
and tall a space
i catch by chance
your tiny face
and wonder what
it is you see
when you look up
to stare at me

does this lobby
large and wide
make you want
to run and hide
for do you see
how large a place
is the life
you'll soon embrace

how will you keep
such innocence
within a world
that's so immense
and keep your nights
for dreams so sweet
with none yet drowned
by life's defeat

many will line
your future path
some with love
and some with wrath
yet you'll decide
how much you'll ache
with every road
you choose to take

i long sometimes
to be like you
where every day
there's something new
to take you high
above that floor
where i look down
and your gaze soars


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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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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Impersonating the Moon

Photo taken on a cold winter night, in Ottawa, walking among the Christmas lights. Sometimes it's fun to personify the objects you see - and watch them take on a personality.

[ f/8, 2 sec, 34mm, ISO 200 ]
Impersonating the Moon

impersonating the moon

so -
you want to be the moon
in my night sky

rise up high
claim your place
amidst contented sigh

leave behind
the shining starlets
in their own sky

like chorus girls
in a dancing line

each one next
to each other shines

and in that blend
they all wonder then
just how
can anyone stand out

and all the while
there you'll shine
luring
alluring
with brighter promise

trying hard not to notice

your concrete anchor
your disdain and your rancor

from your failed expectation
repeated every night
your lunar desperation

so -
as much as you'd ascend
if you could

you must see
that it isn't me
holding you back

though I might be tempted
to momentarily sit beside you

perhaps be warmed for just a while
within your glow

but alas
we both know

that you and your wants
are far too bright

and that you scare away
much more than just the night


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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christopher Lynch

Writing and photo for Christopher Lynch. Suddenly, on Tuesday January 4, 2011 at the age of 48. RIP

[ f/16, 1/160, 36mm, ISO 200 ]
Winter Zen

1.
Winter Haiku


cold - but colder still
eyelids closed by icicles
formed from your goodbye

2.
Because I miss your laugh


it's too bad
that death
really doesn't

come knocking
at the door

and you could look
through the peephole

crouch quickly
to the floor

and throw the deadbolt

that would be ironic

if it kept death
steaming on your stoop


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