Monday, October 13, 2014

From brownie to digital

For a change, I am contributing this poem to and Tess's Sunday photo challengs?

From the time I was a young girl
when asked "What do you want to be?",
photography came to my mind,
I gave my brownie camera a whirl,
to reflect my world
to record pleasant places and times

After photos of horses,
cats, dogs, my school friends,
I aimed my camera
at forces of nature,
considering wondrous colors 
in wilderness panorama

From meadows of flowers
 erupting, rivers forever flowing, 
birds on branches -
to young and mature faces
Later I recall trying to capture
moments I found touching

Like what brought smiles and tears,
and empathy - I'd shine light 
on all culture gaps,
capture a newborn's soft  skin
Taking shots of textured yarns,
cowslips at morning's dawn 

I'd find new angles to shoot the moon -
evoke what's in the heart of me
Now It's now about digital art,
macros and micros 
of a weighty salty tear
in your shopping cart 

From his hushes to her blushes
photographers take joy in beholding,
conveying the essence of life
in this Milky Way so dear-
the good and the bad 
in the historic story of man


  1. I love the way you captured your dreams and the changes in life in your words here Kathy.

  2. I love the comparison between the Milky Way and life.

  3. Beautifully written, with some real thought behind it.

  4. Beautiful write...I have two Brownies in my vintage camera collection...

  5. lovely...I can understand the draw to capturing the beauty (and even the darkness) that surrounds.


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