Useless

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Useless, Roxbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Useless

Even a stopped clock

is right twice a day

A sundial in the shade

is useless

Olympus OMD EM1 with 40–150mm f2.8 zoom. Developed in Snapseed.

Ahead of the storm

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Ahead of the storm © Steven Willard

 

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves,

and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever

explaining things to them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 

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Sycamore Skeleton

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven

Sycamore Skeleton © Steven Willard

Winter reveals your twisted skeleton,

leafless sycamore.

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Curves

Black And White Photography, Photography, Steven
Curves

Curves, Roxbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

Curves

drooping catenary wires

hang belly down

in sympathetic curves

over an empty country road

SJW

Pentax K5IIs with 15mm f4 lens.

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Rainy Day Poetry

Black And White Photography, Elina, Photography

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What Edna Said

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

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My candle burns at both ends;
   It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
   It gives a lovely light!
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Thanks to the lovely Julia at Defeat Despair for introducing me to the poem First Fig
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Beautiful Eyes…

Black And White Photography, Photography
Beautiful Eyes of a Tulip

Beautiful Eyes of a Tulip

SS 1/50  f 9  ISO 1000 Nikon D810

I used natural light to capture this decaying tulip.  I chose the settings to capture detail of the tulip petals and leaves.

As many of you know I do a lot of work with flowers and the history and language of flowers.  Tulips have various meanings, which I have included in the poem below, written to accompany the above image.  I hope you enjoy both the image and the poem.  You can find many more of my floral images and poetry on my personal blog: Robyn Graham Photography.

Beautiful Eyes

Beautiful eyes,

Of my faultless lover,

I look into your depths

And feel my soul,

A soul famed of imperfection,

Guarding a declaration

Of unparalleled desire.

Oh beautiful eyes,

Be mine.

Humble my longing

With a smile

And return my desire,

Share with me the fondness

Of a love unequaled.

poem and image are under copyright  by Robyn Graham

Drip Dry

Black And White Photography, Photography

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Today I want
to resolve nothing.

I only want to walk
a little longer in the cold

blessing of the rain,
and lift my face to it.

~ Kim Addonizio
an excerpt from
“New Year’s Day”

“Hope…

Black And White Photography, Photography

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is a thing with feathers”

Emily Dickinson