Friday, June 29, 2012

every woman has her own poem

Once again, the venue for this photo is Andrew Hayden Park in Ottawa, just as the sunset called everyone to stop and watch her glory unfold. A late spring night, a woman watching the colours of the setting sun, and of course a poem :)


[ f/6.3, 1/800, 32mm, ISO 800 ]

each woman has her own poem


each and every woman
has her own poem

though not all the verses
will end in rhyming couplets

perhaps you'll think it's just another tired line

but if this is your poem

then please 
forgive the dissonance

from my inability to rhyme

All poetry and photos are copyright and the property of Mario Cerroni. Please do not copy or use without permission.
[ Click on "Comments" below to view/add comments to this post. Tell me what you see in the photo. Or what struck you in my writing.]

I try to update this blog about once a week. I'm not always successful :) You can check the 'Blog Archive' links on the right side to see previous photos and posts. You are always welcome to go back through the archives to view and comment on previous postings.

Stumble Upon Toolbar

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Desire is a 2 way street

Sometimes I find street reflections intriguing - the way they seem to show two different worlds, running parallel with each other. This photo, which I took in the Ottawa ByWard Market area, sparked a sense of differing worlds, co-existing and yet almost colliding with each other's view of reality. I hope you like both the photo and the poem that accompanies it.

[ f/8, 1/200, 35mm, ISO 800 ]
street views


like the magazines
might persuade them

the young girls
and even ladies
do look at you
and harbour dreams
of glamour

then continue down the street
to other shops and other avenues

like the magazines
might persuade them

the young boys
and even gentlemen
do look at you
and imagine scenes 
that hollywood restricts 
to 18+ desire

then continue down the street
to other shops and other avenues

without the reference
of a magazine

you however
do look at us

your dreams of freedom
locked within the tears
that no one sees

your unspoken desires 
held prisoner
by more than just the glass

that separates the street
within a shop
without another avenue


All poetry and photos are copyright and the property of Mario Cerroni. Please do not copy or use without permission.

[ Click on "Comments" below to view/add comments to this post. Tell me what you see in the photo. Or what struck you in my writing.]
I try to update this blog about once a week. I'm not always successful :) You can check the 'Blog Archive' links on the right side to see previous photos and posts. You are always welcome to go back through the archives to view and comment on previous postings.

Stumble Upon Toolbar

Friday, June 15, 2012

city life

I took this photograph at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa. I was on the 3rd level and shooting across the lobby space ( the open center that goes from the ground floor to the roof ). It is a very impressive space. Anyway, I shot from the older side across the space towards the new side and caught this scene through the glass window that was on the opposite side of the lobby. It created a bit of a surreal scene with the city in the far background and the big blue whale (advertising the whales display), hanging from above. And the window itself provided a nice frame for it all :)

Hope you like the photo and the poem.

[ f/16, 1/50, 24mm, ISO 400 ]
" city life "

city life

indeed
take company with you
when you go
into the city

help with
navigating its
mazes and patterns
is always a good idea

after all
geometry isn't always
easy to apply
in the real world

and

if you should happen
to encounter a whale

you can get
an immediate opinion
about what to do

and then
you can update your social status
to say:

" i saw a whale
in the sky today "

and it would be true

All poetry and photos are copyright and the property of Mario Cerroni. Please do not copy or use without permission.

[ Click on "Comments" below to view/add comments to this post. Tell me what you see in the photo. Or what struck you in my writing.]
I try to update this blog about once a week. I'm not always successful :) You can check the 'Blog Archive' links on the right side to see previous photos and posts. You are always welcome to go back through the archives to view and comment on previous postings.

Stumble Upon Toolbar

Thursday, June 7, 2012

And so the 2 of us

Photo taken in the Byward Market area of Ottawa. Two people, a reflection, and a sea of red chairs. Let me know what you think of either the photo or the poem... or both.

"and so the 2 of us..."
[ f/8, 66mm, 1/400 ]

and so the 2 of us

And so the 2 of us
did sit alone

across from our reflections
on what we might have been

and yet

the emptiness around us
moved too quick
and filled the space within

leaving us
to break away
and join the desolation
the screaming quiet din.


Perhaps we should have known

to never sit in places
where chairs are red

and which foreshadow
the sea of
bleeding
wounded hearts

All poetry and photos are copyright and the property of Mario Cerroni. Please do not copy or use without permission.

[ Click on "Comments" below to view/add comments to this post. Tell me what you see in the photo. Or what struck you in my writing.]
I try to update this blog about once a week. I'm not always successful :) You can check the 'Blog Archive' links on the right side to see previous photos and posts. You are always welcome to go back through the archives to view and comment on previous postings.

Stumble Upon Toolbar