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“Passages in Moments”
you saw the movement of two
forms silhouetting against
the gold and ancient
you began taking pictures
you caught the stillness
surrounding the gentle
motion of two spirits
among the ruins
and you realized you had
been talking to yourself
© 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
http://www.saint-severin.com/ – there’s an english flag for choosing english for the page
an old gothic looking solid structure full of angles, gargoyles, and solid walls on the outside –
filled with ancient timeless beauty on the inside!
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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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.
angry, happy, confused – it seems to be a habit of mine i’m often not aware of 😉 glad you enjoyed it miriam, thank you 😉
Lovely pics and lovely gentle words Felipe. It is good to talk to ourselves – sometimes the only way to sort out a problem.
absolutely true anna, and thanks so much for the kind words regarding the images and verse, much appreciated 😉
..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…
thanks so much kelvin, very much appreciate the kind words, glad it resonated 😉
I do this, too! Self-talk composes some of my best conversations!
i find the same so often true – which, ironically, are at times my most mangled 😉
thanks so much for coming by kim 😉
Hey, I talk to myself too ~ Like the pictures of your wife meeting with Claudia, thanks for sharing them ~
we might be our own best “second person” – hadn’t really thought of that til all the nice replies!
thanks so much grace, really liked your poem on your nature / food site 😉
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.
thanks victoria, it’ll be good to be home for the holidays 😉
if i gon’t get to get a connection right away, or just miss the postings, happy holidays and best wishes 😉
Hope your blog-cation and move goes well. This is a lovely piece to close for the season on!
thanks so much tony, really like that : blog-cation, gonna have to remember that 😉
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…
hey, sometimes we’re the only person who’ll listen anyways! 😉
yeah, those arches are magical, they rise in swoop around you (oopps, more second person!)
hope you’re doing well brian 😉
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…
the time spent feels as grand as the setting –
maybe part of what those arches are trying to tell us, i’ll have to listen more carefully 😉
smiles…glad to hear you made it safely back home
thanks claudia, us too, sheila’s already sleeping & i’m heading there!
so glad to have spent some time w/you 😉
all our best 😉