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Photography X Poetry Create Rhyming Images

Updated on December 3, 2017
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Capturing nature's beauty in photography is food for my soul.

Photo of a pile of used fishing ropes at the harbour of IJmuiden in The Netherlands.
Photo of a pile of used fishing ropes at the harbour of IJmuiden in The Netherlands. | Source

Poetry and Photography: My Books

Poetry and Photography: two beautiful forms of Art.

I won't call myself a Poet, nor a Photographer, I merely am an amateur performer in both skills, but writing poetry and photographing nature's beauty have given me so much pleasure in my life.

I like to combine my photos with my poetry and call them Rhyming Images. Sometimes the photo makes me want to write a poem, sometimes the poem needs a fitting image.

I like to Speak, I like to Write, I like Photography

Photo of vegetation in my neighbourhood. I removed the background, rotated the picture and added white space on the left for the poem.
Photo of vegetation in my neighbourhood. I removed the background, rotated the picture and added white space on the left for the poem. | Source

My Books of Rhyming Images

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Blurb.com - Where I shall live and dieBlurb.com - The Me and MineBlurb.com - Seasoning the SunBlurb.com - Reflecting my Soul in WaterBlurb.com - Spiders in my Head
Blurb.com - Where I shall live and die
Blurb.com - Where I shall live and die | Source
Blurb.com - The Me and Mine
Blurb.com - The Me and Mine | Source
Blurb.com - Seasoning the Sun
Blurb.com - Seasoning the Sun | Source
Blurb.com - Reflecting my Soul in Water
Blurb.com - Reflecting my Soul in Water | Source
Blurb.com - Spiders in my Head
Blurb.com - Spiders in my Head | Source

Rhyming Images Are a Combination of Poetry and Photography

One day I just started to combine my love for writing rhymes and photographing nature's beauty and I call them my Rhyming Images. I put them together in 5 little books: my Rhyming Images Series.

"I call them Rhyming Images, the photos of my land,

combined with words that sometimes rhyme,

creations formed by eye and hand".

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If you want a preview of my books, you can find them here:

http://www.blurb.com/user/store/Titia.

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Pages from my books "Rhyming Images"

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Bird of Prey - an Aquarelle

Aquarelle of a bird of prey, made by my husband
Aquarelle of a bird of prey, made by my husband | Source

Bird of Prey - My spirit free

A flight in air, my spirit free,
roaming skies, my love you'll be.
Colourful in splash of ink,
deep in your heart, my soul will sink.

A watching eye, protectively,
in the flight of love, I can be me.
Downhill to top, our lives progress,
with no more secrets to confess.

When life will end, I'll roam the sky,
my spirit free in loving care.
I'm a raptor but dove by heart,
knocked over smoothly by your art.


Poll about Writing Poetry

Do you write poetry?

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The Inner Me - No One Knows the Inner Me, but Me

Photo taken on request at a Salsa club dance night. I thought the smile on the face of this woman was priceless. She clearly enjoyed herself.
Photo taken on request at a Salsa club dance night. I thought the smile on the face of this woman was priceless. She clearly enjoyed herself. | Source

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory: Marge Tindal
In Loving Memory: Marge Tindal | Source
Photo of Marge Tindall at a book signing. Used with permission.
Photo of Marge Tindall at a book signing. Used with permission. | Source

Passions in Poetry - A Family of Friends

Marge Tindal was one of the poets I met on the poetry website Passions in Poetry and she became my friend for life after meeting her in 2002, when I travelled to the USA to meet some of the poets I had met on the website. She was a successful author and poet. She also loved full moons and wrote lots of poems in full moon shape.

Marge passed away on January 26, 2009. In a tribute to her memory, I've collected all her moon poems and put them in a book as a memory gift for her children, including my own farewell moon poems.

Marge wrote and published her book on native poetry "Out of the Whispering Winds".

One of the twelf poems I wrote during the year following Marge Tindal's death.
One of the twelf poems I wrote during the year following Marge Tindal's death. | Source

Poll Reading Poetry

Do you read poetry?

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Shaped Poetry

Shaped Poetry - a Playful Challenge with Given Words

On one of the poetry sites I have been a member of, poets could organize these playful challenges in which everybody could participate. After closing time the organizing poet choose the 1-2-3 best poems and awarded those with a gold, silver or bronze award.

It was a lot of fun to do and one of the challenges I entered, was to write a poem about the posing if rhyme in poetry was still of this time and we had to use an amount of given words.

The words that were given were the following and we use at least one from each row.

  • more, before, chore, your, soar, wore, adore, implore
  • glow, snow, flow, slow, woe, ago, so, bestow
  • lie, goodbye, why, deny, defy, reply, fly, sky
  • dream, beam, deem, scheme, scream, redeem, esteem, scene
  • depart, start, chart, heart, smart, impart, Descartes, dart
  • clean, green, between, been, keen, lean, mean, queen,

I used the bolded words in my poem which you can read below. I used the form 'Shaped Poetry', also called 'Concrete Poetry', which means poetry written in a certain form.

My Cup of Tea

My cup of tea, a poem I wrote for a challenge.
My cup of tea, a poem I wrote for a challenge. | Source

Sunrise in Sanford-Florida

Beautiful sunrise in Sanford Florida USA. Photo taken in 2002 when I travelled from Boston to Florida to meet poets I had met on the internet.
Beautiful sunrise in Sanford Florida USA. Photo taken in 2002 when I travelled from Boston to Florida to meet poets I had met on the internet. | Source

2002 Sanford, Florida, USA

I took a masters class today, in nature's art gallery.
As am just an amateur, a pro I'll never be--
but nature has caught my soul
and in her beauty I will drown,
while she's dancing passionately
in her colorful gown.

So here I am, an amateur,
flirting with a pro.
Sometimes she flirts back to me,
performing a lightening show.


Will You Still Love Me When I'm Dead

Will you remember me when I am dead
Will you remember me when I am dead | Source

Nature Related Poems

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Photo taken in a rose garden.Photo taken in a rose garden.An old willow tree trunk. It's still alive though.Winter snow taken close to home, worked a bit on it with Paint Shop Pro.A lovely old single rose.
Photo taken in a rose garden.
Photo taken in a rose garden. | Source
Photo taken in a rose garden.
Photo taken in a rose garden. | Source
An old willow tree trunk. It's still alive though.
An old willow tree trunk. It's still alive though. | Source
Winter snow taken close to home, worked a bit on it with Paint Shop Pro.
Winter snow taken close to home, worked a bit on it with Paint Shop Pro. | Source
A lovely old single rose.
A lovely old single rose. | Source

© 2010 Titia Geertman

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      Kristen Howe 2 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great photos and great poems. Rhyming words is part of poetry, when it's not free verse. I rarely read poetry, but I did write poetry a decade ago. I have some poetry hubs here at HP, if you want to check them out. I can see the photos and poems in a poetry book or chapbook. Very insightful and visual too.

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      yayang0405 lm 3 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      John Dyhouse 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks for the chance to read your poetry, also I looked at a couple of your blurb books, really very good. I had been here before but came back for a second read and this time left a little angel dust.

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      ideadesigns 5 years ago

      Thanks for the lovely words about Christmas!

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      A lens dedicated to beautiful poetry and art. It is lovely!

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      jejoju 5 years ago

      I always like, no love your lens you write. It inspires me and makes me feel something just like a light. Thank you for making these super lenses.

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      malena10 5 years ago

      Congrats for purple star!

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      WaynesWorld LM 5 years ago

      Photos in Flight

      Your words are weak

      your words are strong

      with a passonate tweak

      emerges your heart song.

      *

      Watch the words

      that pass your lips

      like magical birds

      with wings clipped.

      *

      Time put in

      a well spent endeavor

      picture, paper, pen

      she's oh so clever.

      *

      There's no magic

      photos and words

      nothing tragic

      just unclipped birds.

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      sarita 5 years ago from Hisar

      This is a fantastic lens. Poetry and photography is my passion. I loved your lens. I will surely come back again. You have really done a wonderful job here...Thank you for sharing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Your images are so very charming. My daughter writes a lot of poetry and I think your art style would suit her words and images very much. I will suggest to her that she experiment with this style when she has more free time.

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I really enjoyed both the poetry and the photography in this lens...thank you. blessed by a squidangel.

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      MegStewart LM 6 years ago

      beautiful lens, very inspiring

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Angel blessed and featured on Facebook Poetry.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Lovely lens. Beautiful poems and photos

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      lovely lens, really beautiful

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This is inspiring. I love photography and had wondered what to do with all the lovely images. Guess I'll have to start writing poems to go with them.

      I hope you'll make a lens about your mom and her computer. People are always amazed at my mom (87) using the computer. She scans old photos and sends them to me by email.

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      Love your photography and poetry passion, the rhyme of each picture match perfectly with your beautiful poetry. Your poem about Marge brought tears to my eyes, it's amazing how poetry can touch people's heart --- Blessed and your lens is now showcased on my baby angel lens ---

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      John Dyhouse 6 years ago from UK

      beautiful, love your rhyming books

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      awesome lens. wonderful photos+poems. ~blessed by a squid angel~

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      Beautiful words and pictures. Your rhyming images are fantastic. My favorite is the one with the unraveling of tangled thoughts.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Way to go, Mom!

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @natashaely: Hi thanks for liking the first poem. I wrote that to my hubbies wonderful aquarel.

      Copyright is mine, but I give you permission to hang it somewhere in your house as long as you remember that I wrote it.

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      natashaely 6 years ago

      I love the first poem. Your writing is wonderful and the pictures are beautiful. I hope to read more of yours and I have bookmarked it to come back often. I would like to print out the first one, is there a copyright on it for just me in my house? Wonderful lens :)

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Love the porm about your Mum and computing.

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      Candor 6 years ago

      Your poetry is excellent, and the part about your friend was very touching. Good luck with your writing endeavors.

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      Titia Geertman 7 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @LizMac60: Thank you so much for coming back and blessing my lens.

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Love the poems. Blessed by a squid angel.

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      Titia Geertman 7 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @Jack2205: Thank you for blessing my lens.

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      Titia Geertman 7 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      @LisaAuch1: Sorry, I almost forgot to thank you for your blessing.

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      Jack 7 years ago

      Beautiful poetry. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      VincentEllis 7 years ago

      Lovely lens :)

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      Lisa Auch 7 years ago from Scotland

      Poetry is the words to your heart! BLessed by a passing Angel!

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Love the poems.

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      Evelyn Saenz 7 years ago from Royalton

      Beautiful poetry!

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your poetry. Keep writing! :)

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      Jacqueline Marshall 7 years ago from Chicago area

      Thanks for checking out my Poetry Anthologies lens. I love to write poetry too, and enjoyed

      reading some of yours.

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      LivingLife 7 years ago

      I love reading and writing poetry. My style is like yours, rhyming. I used to think it was old-fashioned because everything I was seeing was the more "modern" form. I guess if I were trained in writing poetry, I would better understand the other methods. But, to me, the rhyming seems to hit closer to the heart. Maybe it's because I'm an old-fashioned kind of gal. Love your lens and your poetry. Was also encouraged to see your have done some books with your poetry and photography. Good luck with them!

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Well, thank you so much for stopping by my photography and poetry lens. Your books and poetry are amazing and beautiful. I love that you have met some of your poetry friends and even created the book for your friend that passed away. Keep up the great work. Lensrolled to exploring edges.

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      hexagon 7 years ago

      Nice poems. I enjoyed the poem about your mom, hope I still... when I turn 99..