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Poem: Mesmerized and Captured Moments

Updated on June 25, 2017
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Tim Mitchell has been writing poetry since high school. He enjoys exploring them, the many forms, and writing them

A photo is an image, which could be a vision. A vision for the photographer and observer of the photo. They both may be mesmerized.
A photo is an image, which could be a vision. A vision for the photographer and observer of the photo. They both may be mesmerized. | Source

About the Poem

Mesmerize means; “hold the attention of (someone) to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them”. Notice, there is not a time limit so it can be moments or who knows how long. A photo is a captured image of one’s mind in a moment. The camera near instant grasps it. Amazing!

It may be seen by another as swift as a startled bunny hopping from a shrub. Those are moments in time. Yet, at the same time faster than a shooting star thought is unleashed while touches on emotion. Mesmerized by the photo above I sought to capture those moments with poetic verse.

Mesmerized and Captured Moments

Quiet waters awakened stirred endless thought and emotion.

A moment,

Arrives mind’s frenzy scattered with reflections seeking,

A moment,

A boat asks to be filled while offers refuge from hectic pace,

A moment,

Mystically the heart beats sharing life’s boundless splendor,

A moment,

A pier asks for children’s laughter as they dive and swim,

A moment,

Strength, courage, wisdom enter new adventures, that lies ahead,

A moment,

Two friends fishing poles in hand drift without anchor seeking dinner,

A moment,

A whisper, subtle voice of nature shares today does offer discovery,

A moment,

Oars grasped with life’s gift of guidance leads onward to serenity,

A moment,

Hushed breath ask notice exuberance of time’s majestic mystery,

A moment,

Row steadily onward toward life’s gifts of hopes led by dreams,

A Moment,

Reflections upon quiet waters brings peace of mind,

A moment.


Thank you and a realization, a moment

Thank you to those who shared moments with this article. I thank the photographer, Sannel Larson, for giving permission to use her photo inspiring the poem. And, I would like to thank HubPage authors at HubPages.com for the photos shared with their articles. I realized each has presented moments of being mesmerized unleashing thought and emotion.

© 2017 Tim Mitchell

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      Tim Mitchell 2 weeks ago from Escondido, CA

      Good morning Peg. Thanks for reading and commenting. I pay closer attention these days to images on articles here at HP like those of your pups. They are a moment with significance to the photographer that perhaps cannot be expressed with words. Thanks for bringing my attention back to this image as it still mesmerizes me . . .

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      Peg Cole 2 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      Photos truly do capture a moment in time and can take us back in an instant to times gone by. I love the peaceful image at the top that beckons action described in your poem: "A boat asks to be filled," and "A pier asks for children’s laughter." Stunning imagery.

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      Tim Mitchell 3 weeks ago from Escondido, CA

      I am gladdened you were inspired!

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      Nida Ormo 3 weeks ago from Bacolod City, Philippines

      I really inspired

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      Tim Mitchell 3 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Louise. Yes, I agree, quiet time has its powers with reflections. Interestingly, for me, are the times when something I see grasps hold of me causing quiet time even if for ten minutes.

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      Louise Powles 3 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem. It's in quiet times that people reflect the most I think. I know I do.

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      Tim Mitchell 3 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you Chitrangada for reading and commenting. I have this photo on my desktop giving me 'a moment' when I first arrive to my computer coffee in hand.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed and you have done full justice to the picture that inspired you to compose such a lovely piece!

      Simple and soothing and I liked the repetition of the word ' A moment'!

      Thanks for sharing this refreshing hub!

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you Susan. I appreciate the comment.

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      Susan SJ 4 months ago

      This is beautiful.

      Thanks for sharing all these moments that make life.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you!

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      Nadine May 4 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      How an unusual way to share a memorizing moment. Well done!

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thank you for visiting and reading manatita. Your words are well received. Thank you for the poem you wrote. I did go and read it.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      I thank you Sannel :-) for reading this poem inspired by your photo from your visit to Carl Larsson's home in Sweden. Easily one can see the inspiration he discovered for his treasured watercolor paintings.

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      Sannel Larson 4 months ago

      Beautiful and tranquil poem, Mitch. A poem written with mindfulness, capturing the moment of here and now. The famous Swedish painter, Carl Larsson and his wife, Karin would be pleased and honored to know that their lake was the inspiration to this mesmerizing poem. Well done, my friend. So proud of you.

      Sannel

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      manatita44 4 months ago from london

      Most sublime picture and an inspirational piece. I saw a lot of stillness and you covered it well with 'quiet waters,' 'serenity' and 'peace of mind.' I like how you ended as well as your last two lines very much.

      I remembered my poem A Moment's Peace. Similar ending (the repitition, I mean). Adds umph!

      P.S Wrote a poem for you ... just. Don't usually contact the person so quickly, but Hub Pages are always requesting a change of something. Not their fault. They see with the eye of business, I see with the soul of the Seer. Radically different views. Anyway, hop over when you can. It's the last poem.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello and thankyou Gypsy Rose Lee. I am happy to hear that you experienced a moment. I am still mesmerized by that photo now on my desktop. Writing the poem has opened me to really pay attention to the photos other poets here use. They are moments.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you for sharing a wonderful and most expressive moment. Lovely photo.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thanks for stopping by Eric. Appreciated. Sharing with 'ya I at times after reading one of your articles, pondering, and journaling have the photos you share in my mind. I am mesmerized.

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      Eric Dierker 4 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Really nice and thought provoking. It made me ponder about things that were really hardly noticed at the time but come back to us in a dream state.

      I like how you did a picture in each line of your poem.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Dora. I think at times we may make discoveries when we notice moments. Even when later they are reflected upon. That is one thing I find amazing about photos beyond worth a thousand words.

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      Dora Weithers 4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the reminder to capture the moments. Thre is something in each one you describe to inspire gratitude.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Fullerman! A truth you did share that a simple moment can make memories for a lifetime. I learned a photo shared has that impact too.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thanks for stopping and reading Venkatachari and commenting. As shared we can be mesmerized for a few moments by a photo. I realized how many times I have been mesmerized by the photos shared at our Hubs. Thoughts and emotions were generated that had an impact contributing to our articles.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Susan. Thank you. Your comment brings a smile.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Your welcome threekys! Thank you for reading, commenting, and contributing with moments.

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      Threekeys 4 months ago from Australia

      You captured a beautiful moment in time. I love the tranquility contained within the photo. Thank you for bringing us to this place.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful!

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      Venkatachari M 4 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Wow, this poem and that photo both are really mesmerizing. Each line read immediately capturing a wonderful scene, I enjoyed so many beautiful moments of scenery through your poem. Thanks, Tim, for this wonderful treat.

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      Ryan Fuller 4 months ago from Louisiana, USA

      Sometimes a simple moment can make memories for a life time. Thanks for sharing these wonderful and descriptive moments. I really like this poem.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Thanks for visiting Jodah. I appreciate your comment. I checked the web to realize it is late for you while it is the crack of dawn for me. Hoping this day had discoveries for you.

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      Tim Mitchell 4 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Hello Mark. I see we awaken to the dawn of day. Sharing is I thought of your Hub about Yoga, mindfulness, and its connection to writing poetry. Thanks! I used mindfulness as best as I could when reflecting on the photo leading to the poem.

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      Mark Tulin 4 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Nice stuff. Strong, gentle, soothing moments. Thanks for capturing them.

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      John Hansen 4 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Thank you, Tim, for sharing this memorising moment with us all. I can see why you were inspired by that photo. Well done.