PhotoPoem: “Passages in Moments”

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“Passages in Moments”

you saw the movement of two

forms silhouetting against

the gold and ancient



Passage of Moments (front) Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Passage of Moments (front)
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

you began taking pictures

snapping adjustments

of shutter-timer




Passage of Moments (middle) Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Passage of Moments (middle)
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

you caught the stillness

surrounding the gentle

motion of two spirits


among the ruins

Passage of Moments (back) Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

Passage of Moments (back)
Photography © Felipe Adan Lerma

and you realized you had

been talking to yourself

all along….

© felipe adan lerma 2012


dVerse Poets Meeting the Bar Prompt : Exploring Second Person

hosted by : Victoria C. Slotto

i saw the prompt was for second person usage at dverse and thought, no idea what to do for that, then had this idea, hey, talking to oneself is a sort-of second person, so why not try that 😉

additionally, i wanted to use these three images of my wife sheila and claudia, who had come to paris on business for the day –

fortunately she had a couple hours we were able to meet with her with, and these are from a nearby church, just across from notre dame, st severin (i’ve placed a link below)

hand-holding a small compact and shooting without flash (restricted inside most churches & museums) is tricky enough for me, which i often somewhat solve using a two-second timer release, but –

this created blur motion of the two of them walking and chatting quietly in the chapel

turned out perfect 😉 and inspired the idea of motion in stillness

special thanks to victoria, hosting dverse, for the unexpectedly timely prompt 😉


St Severin Paris – there’s an english flag for choosing english for the page,_Paris

an old gothic looking solid structure full of angles, gargoyles, and solid walls on the outside –

filled with ancient timeless beauty on the inside!


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Next PhotoPoem Series, Austin Texas

two challenges for photopoems for austin :

1) i’ve lived there on and off for decades, so what’s new to shoot that “i” like?

2) we’ll be there at least a year (barring the unknown), so selectiveness and intermittent-ness will have to be major guiding key words 😉

both challenges are something i’ll, eventually if not immediately, find interesting 😉


Site on Vacation December 15 (Paris) – Mid January 2012 (Austin)

taking a cue from the french tradition of, not only taking a month off during august, but doing so because it best fits their life styles 😉 my site and i are taking a vacation from blogging to finish our move from texas to vermont to paris to texas 😉

i will return, barring the unknown or need to either come back sooner or later, about mid january, from the self-proclaimed music capital of the world, austin texas

namaste – con dios – god be with you


Paris PhotoPoem Posts

Paris : PhotoPoem # 1 : “Paris, a View from Starbucks”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 2 : “At the Quai of Notre Dame”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 3 : “Big Treats on Little Streets”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 4 : “Music at Shakespeare & Company”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 5 : “The Tuileries” With Photo-Essay

Paris : PhotoPoem # 6 : “Monet & Renoir at the Orangerie, Paris”

Paris : PhotoPoem # 7 : “Luxembourg Gardens” With Photo-Essay

Paris : PhotoPoem # 8 : “Au Revoir Paris, Hellooo Paris in Memories”

PhotoPoem: “Passages in Moments”


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20 Responses to PhotoPoem: “Passages in Moments”

  1. Miriam E. says:

    very clever and oh so familiar. i often catch myself talking to myself, especially when i’m angry… it’s soothing, helps me blow off steam.
    great idea wonderfully visualized.


  2. hypercryptical says:

    Lovely pics and lovely gentle words Felipe. It is good to talk to ourselves – sometimes the only way to sort out a problem.

    Anna :o]


  3. Kelvin S.M. says:

    ..ah, a very contemplative piece and i can relate in so many ways as i have often done the same…. i love the silence and inner reflections on this… smiles…


  4. I do this, too! Self-talk composes some of my best conversations!


  5. Grace says:

    Hey, I talk to myself too ~ Like the pictures of your wife meeting with Claudia, thanks for sharing them ~


  6. Wonderful, Felipe. And self-talk! Definitely an issue when meditating, eh. And taking in such beauty as cathedrals, and special people. Thanks for sharing poem and photos. Welcome home.


  7. Tony says:

    Hope your blog-cation and move goes well. This is a lovely piece to close for the season on!


  8. brian miller says:

    haha…nice…you may have caught me taking to myself…i do that on occassion when i am concentrating and focused…cool shots too…the symmetry of the butteresses are really cool…


  9. claudia says:

    smiles…we had a nice chat under those gothic arches…a beautiful church and i so enjoyed the time, we spent together…lovely idea for a poem…


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