Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beaches are for dreaming

I took a lot of photos during a recent trip to Cape Cod and its gorgeous beaches and scenery. This one was taken at a beach in Provincetown. On a glorious summer day, beaches are most suitable for sitting and dreaming.

[ f/14, 1/250, 66mm, ISO 200 ]

Beaches are for Dreaming

what better way
to spend the summer day

than watching clouds
across a gentle bay

and feel the wind
its gentle sway

on the boats that
strain to sail away

here upon
this golden sand

do all my dreams
seem close at hand

the life that in
my youth i planned

and all the tests
i would withstand

and though not all
did come to be

it pales against
your love for me

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Breeze

I took this photo at one of my favorite places in Ottawa, the Dick Bell park and marina along the Ottawa River. A little bit of summer whimsy. I hope you enjoy both the poem and the photo.

[ f/14, 1/125, 24mm, ISO 200, GND filter ]

Summer Breeze

summer breeze
with ease
i contemplate

warm days
fog and haze
dissipate

boats sail
laughter hails
carefree days

sun sings
sea bird wings
flap away

if tomorrow
there is sorrow
i'll be fine

for here I'll be
this scene I'll see
in my mind


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Memory Market

This photo was taken at the St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto. If you ever get a chance to visit there, the local color, the merchants, the artisans, among the historical architecture all provide a wonderful ambience to stroll within. I hope you enjoy the photo and the poem it inspired.

Memory Market
[ f/10, 1/320, 38mm, ISO 800 ]

for you

the market place is selling memories
on tables lined with faded lace

and on each table the remnants lay
of dreams you might have chased

oh you relics that are cast aside
your purpose long fulfilled

displayed among the tables there
you're hoping for new love to build

yet most will pass so unaware
of your treasures lying dormant

moving by with too short stares
adding to your cruel torment

as you strain to demonstrate
you've lots to give to someone new

in a world you could create
in a life you could renew

like lovers that you've had before
in your youth that's never more

with its never ending serenade
you strain to halt the memories fade

and while the song is getting old
there are stories to still unfold

and though the melody
is lost to all

you still hear the music

and you would gladly
heed its call

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Friday, July 8, 2011

The Assertion

I haven't been updating as often as I would like and I apologize for that. Like the old cliche says, life does get in the way sometimes. Anyway - hopefully, I will resume a regular semblance of "sort-of-weekly" postings. I took this photo on a little getaway that my wife and I took to Lake placid about a month ago. I was struck by the grandeur of the landscape as seen from the heights of Whiteface Mountain. And like many poets before me, I felt compelled to write about love :)

[ f/14, 1/80 sec, 16mm, ISO 200, GND filter ]
Lake Placid

what love
created the majesty and beauty
i see before me?

what hand painted
the richness of blue
that so closely matches
the eyes you turn towards me?

what kindness sends the gentle sun
to burn away the morning mist
reveals the mountains
and lakes below
like tomorrow's promise
of happiness in tow?

what hope
against the world's creation
have i
to fill your heart
with longing for the beauty
that a life together
would to us bring?

yet -
is it not enough to say
that the view you see below
cannot contain
the breadth of love
that i would have you know?

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