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A poem about photography

Updated on May 28, 2013

The Collector

Ducks weave plaid ripples

across a pond,

gulls shadow them in the sky,

cornflower and snow

and from my bench beneath and

a benevolent October sun,

I pluck them one at a time,

shake off the shadows

and place them in my black box

to take home with me

once the sun rusts through

the horizon and falls away.


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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks, Dream On. The book should be out by the end of the this space! :-)

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      DREAM ON 4 years ago

      Interesting and you are very talented.I would love to know where to purchase your 1st book on poetry?Thanx so much for sharing.

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      Darrylmdavis 4 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Thanks for stopping by. :-) I haven't a clue as to what sort of trees they were but as to the cloud question, it was the result of late day direct light, polarised filters on both lenses, setting the white balance correctly... and about a dozen attempts ;-)

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      Derdriu 4 years ago

      Darrylmdavis, In particular, I like the kind of Japanese-like perspective that pervades the poem, which makes me think of an expanded haiku in its rigorous attention to nature during the particular, autumnal season and an expanded senryu in its incorporation of human foibles in scrambling to capture nature's beauty on film before and as "the sun rusts through the horizon and falls away".

      How did you get the clouds to reflect green onto the lens? Do you know what kind of trees are along the path? Their profile and the faint glimpse of the leafy shapes make me think of happy, healthy willow oaks (Quercus phellus).

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing, Derdriu

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      anne-christel 5 years ago

      love the picture!

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      Darrylmdavis 5 years ago from Brussels, Belgium

      Indeed...110% animal friendly :-)

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      You sound as if you are in your element Darryl, with a camera in hand, and another great little poem up your sleeve....and no ducks were harmed LOL:-))