|Photo courtesy of James Rainsford for One Stop Poetry|
Indelible impressions molded and carved,
expressions frozen, evoking sentiments, strong.
Life's vitality, offered a second chance.
Toppled are some. Idols no longer,
voices silenced, memories banished.
But some are revered, stirring hearts and
motivating minds with influence immortal.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, 03-20-11
This is for One Stop Poetry's Sunday's Picture Prompt Challenge. The featured guest interview was with James Rainsford. He is an amazing photographer (HERE) and a lovely poet (HERE) and (HERE). He is a twice published author and I encourage you to sit back and enjoy his work.
For me, poetry is something that I must read everyday, practiced everyday in some way in order to improve. Word jotted down in a little journal - at times, thoughts scribbled upon a napkin. Poetry is work for me, but a challenge I enjoy. To have even embarked on this sort of writing amazes me as I really have a lot of insecurity with what I am doing... Critiques are always welcomed here - my goal is to improve. I am always searching for poets to read, to absorb. My son just read William Blake to me in the car and I loved the way his words flowed (didn't understand them all, but I will have to go back on my own and investigate).
I have attached a copy of "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde about a statue and a swallow. It ties in nicely to the photo prompt, I think. Please click HERE to read it.
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Sunday Creative Word Prompt: "Magnified"
Yesterday was a perfect day to enjoy the out of doors. I think we walked 5 miles and stopped many times along the way. When I am with my three year old son, life is magnified. The smallest things fascinate him and this is one example. He insisted on peering at the edge of the water - always looking for fish or frogs. He was rewarded with a turtle backing out of the bank. I almost didn't capture this big turtle before it quickly swam into the deep water. Does anyone recognize what kind this is?
The photo below is today's shot for "Movement in March". This is not just some random guy running past me. It is my husband helping me capture an action shot. :)
I have taken a number of photos of this same sweet spot. He loves to throw stones into the water here. This is for this week's "Black & White Wednesday".
And following is a photo that you are free to download and do with it what you will. Please just give me credit for the photo and if you add a texture or paint it, please let me know as I would like to see it. On my side bar is a "button" of which you can click and see other "give-away" photos. Thank you.