Photos and Poems

My Photos and My Poems

I'm sitting there thinking, what better combination than photographs and poems? I mean really, aren't they meant for each other? Now I'm no Longfellow but I love to dabble so I thought why not put together some snippets of poetry and my new pictures and see what happens. I'm not the first nor am I the only one to pair these two, but these are my originals.

Photographs hold so much wonder as we contemplate the colors and the beauty of nature they contain. Looking at any photo can bring back memories or spark a thought about a flower or a time.

Among the Many Flowers

Among the many flowers flies the tiny bumble bee
With leaves to hide his progress he's hard for us to see
As he gathers up his honey to feed his family
Or the bear shaped honey jars that Momma feeds to me

Honey Bee

Look closely to see the bee in the azalea
Look closely to see the bee in the azalea | Source

Music to Listen to As You Read Poetry

Little Johnny Jump Up

Little Johnny Jump Up can be found around the town
He's never in one place as he seems to roam around
You'll find him in the garden or find him in the stone
Cause Little Johnny Jump up can travel on his own

Johnny Jump Up

Little Johnny Jump Up
Little Johnny Jump Up | Source

The Robin Red Breast Looks for Food

The robin red breast looks for food and sometimes hears it come
She stands so still to hear the worms that beat the earth just like a tiny drum
The robin waits to see its head so she can grab it quick
To take it to her babies because that will do the trick

Robin Red Breast

This photo is a little blurry because I was so excited to actually be photographing a robin picking a worm out of the ground, I moved the camera.
This photo is a little blurry because I was so excited to actually be photographing a robin picking a worm out of the ground, I moved the camera. | Source

Love Birds

Nature gives us love birds to teach us how to act
Cause if we don't do things right we surely will be sacked
Though not the worst thing ever, living all alone
Is not the state of mind most people want to own
Sharing and cuddling are surely comforts for all
So if you want to be loved, send love, always keep on the ball.

Love Birds

Tow little love birds hanging by the water
Tow little love birds hanging by the water | Source

Running and Playing in the sun

Running and playing in the sun
For a little boy it's so much fun
Open fields, a place to play
A three year old can spend the day

Running in a Field

Open fields, a place to play
Open fields, a place to play | Source

The Dogwood

The dogwood has a legend that a cross was made of this
The dogwood knew from shame that something was amiss
Its blossoms stained with blood a crucifixion it would show
Forever tell the world of love, something it should know

Dogwood

Dogwood in the rain
Dogwood in the rain | Source

A Sunset Every Day

There is a sunset every day
A time for us to think and pray
About the world and friends and things
And all the blessings that life brings

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Sunset on a rainy day

Clouds at sunset
Clouds at sunset | Source

It was fun going through my photos and trying to put my thoughts into poems. Not everyone is a poet as I'm sure you've learned after reading this, but our thoughts are always special and writing them in any way we hold dear makes them that much more special. Imagine your children or grandchildren reading your works years from now and wondering what made you think that.

I would love to hear your comments or suggestions about this or any of my hubs. Please feel free to leave a comment in the section below.

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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Just beautiful. The verses are light and joyful. The photographs are wonderful and interesting. Poetry and photography unite to become delightful.


Lynn S. Murphy 4 years ago

Wow. You are so correct - the combo is wonderful meld. I love the photos and your rhymes are perfect with them.


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Till....with beautiful photos and sweet inspirations....you need only a program to produce your own line of Greeting Cards......then kick back and collect the reward$$$$$$. Hey girl...you've got the million dollar talents.. Such unique creativity all packed into one little lady from New York!!

You are a joy and a blessing to know. The world needs more hearts like yours.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very lovely work; I love the way you set this hub up and with my attention span the short verses were perfect.


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

I must agree with Hyphenbird, these little poems are delightful. Lovely rhymes and a few with deeper meanings. They work so well with the wonderful photographs. You've definitely found a winning combination. Well done!


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dialogue 4 years ago

Picture are good, poems are great. Excellent hub, i like it.


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Great little poems to complement to pictures. You might think about marketing some of your excellent photos through some of those sites that sell images to bloggers and HP writers. Up, aswesome, beautiful!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Hyphenbird, I thought the pictures called for something light to go with them.

Thanks Lynn so glad you enjoyed.

Oh Effie, if only....wouldn't it be nice to be the next Hallmark! Just remember we are kindred spirits.

Billy, seems you and I share in a short attention span. Glad you liked my snippets.

Thanks Poetic Fool. It seemed a shame to just post the photos.

Dialogue glad you stopped and liked my hub!

Thanks xstatic. A little more practice with the photos and I might look into something like that.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

What a lovely combination of poems and photos! What an imagination you have to write such a Hub. Great job. I voted it UP, etc.etc.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Mary, guess I wanted to show of my pictures ;)


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I can exactly understand what you mean by photos and poems. Picture can be poetry, poetry can be picture.

I loved poetry in your photographs and images in your poems.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Vinaya, you totally understand my purpose here.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Beautiful poetry, lovely pictures - the perfect combination!

Voting up/awesome and shared.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Movie Master I was trying to combine what I thought were two great things!


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Gypsy48 4 years ago

Beautiful photographs with accompanying poetry. Very nicely done:)


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

I love this hub and it's so creative with the photos! WOW! Votes up and shares!!


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

You definitely captured words with pictures greatly in this Hub :) throughout history, writing and pictures were always so close; however, as we progressed into the modern times, pictures and writing are so different now you wouldn't even tell they basically started off with the same purpose: communicate messages.

I thought this was a great way to bring them back together. Great Job!

-KD


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My Minds Eye53 4 years ago from Tennessee

I absolutely loved this! I feel a kindred spirit with the poet and the photographer in you.

Maureen


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Gypsy.

I appreciate your comment cclitgirl.

KDuBarry you are very insightful. Thanks for stopping by.

Looks like I'll have to check out some of your work Maureen.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Beautifully done. I love the combination of pics and poetry. They really complement each other and feed off the creative sparks. You have a very creative spirit and it shows through and through in this hub. Well done. voted up and across!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Docmo.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Technically speaking... brilliant details on the pictures!

And the descriptive craft is indeed brilliant, needless to say!

A wonderful, worthwhile, picturesque hub!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Rahul. You made my day!


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Alex Jose 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Just beautiful...the words and the pictures totally make this a beautiful hub...love it...Voted up...


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you for your kind words Alex.


markbennis 4 years ago

This was pleasant to look at with all those colourful images, nice touch with the little poems for each one. I liked that one with the tree in a strange focus, really pulls you into its focus, nice effect.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks Mark. I haven't had time to play around with my Photoshop yet, that was my first experiment.


markbennis 4 years ago

Ah, that was photoshop? I must give that a try, cool effects, TC.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Yes, Adobe Photoshop...my dear husband bought it for me for Christmas.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

The azaleas are one of my favorite colors, and I did find the bee! The lovebirds are so cute, and is that child in the picture your grandson? I bet he's a cutie too. You always have such interesting hubs and beautiful pictures. Voting you up, beautiful, and awesome!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Yes, that is my grandson. He's a gem for sure! Glad you liked my pictures, I love taking pictures and try to get different ones whenever I can. Thanks for the vote Au fait.


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Suzie HQ 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

What a gorgeous collection of photos and your poems are so descriptive.

Loved your style here and will be linking it into one of my hubs not yet published about gift ideas! VU more and shared!


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Nyamache 4 years ago from Kenya

You are creative. Well thought out poem. Nice pictures. I have voted up.


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York Author

Thank you Suzie...nothing would please me more than to be linked to one of your great hubs! Thank you also for the vote and share.

Nyamache thank you too for the vote. So glad you enjoyed.


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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas

A great idea to pair the photos and poems. The flowers at the top are gorgous. Did you grow them too? And the love birds are so cute. As a child, before school started for me, I would follow along after my much older siblings and we would pick the johnny jump ups in the fields in the spring. There would be bouquets of them around the house for a few days.

Voted up, interesting, and beautiful. Pinned to my 'Pink II' board.


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tillsontitan 19 months ago from New York Author

Those are my azaleas. The bush is five feet high even though I trim it every year. I love the Johnny Jump Ups, they look so delicate but they are so hardy.

Thanks for the votes and for sharing.

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