Monday, August 29, 2016

Transit umbra, lux permanet




Shadow passes, light remains.
What follows --bodies, brains,
Lives, worlds-- contains what
Unfurls in quotient: energies
Sent in rhythm from the sun.
To be or not to be -- or two
Bees on a sunflower-- this
Unmeasured hour matters not 
To me, but when I see this photo, 
Taken by my wife, I see what 
Sun and shadow made 
Of life: "...pretty sunflower
waves hello." --her caption.
I for one must laud the
Light that made it so.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful images (both words and picture).

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  2. "Energies sent in rhythm from the sun" - I like that!

    The photo is spectacular, the way the light ignites the petals. And I've never seen a photo of a sunflower being visited by bees.

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    1. Jon, I've seldom seen bees bother with sunflowers either, and this year they ignored the zinnias --which is also unusual. Norma says it must be because the seeds are changing --GMO maybe.

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  3. To be or not to be -- or three
    (with me)

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    1. Great answer to a good question!

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  4. The sunflower waving hello is such a good description. It seems a little shy but also happy at the recognition.

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    1. Very close to Norma's take on the sunflower. Her mind always gets at the essence of things.

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  5. A beautiful post, and the photo adds to the beauty!

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    1. Most kind. I will pass your compliment on to the photographer!

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  6. You and Norma are a great team. Lovely reflections on a lovely photo.

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    1. O Jenny, thanks for a lovely comment. Norma definitely keeps me on an even keel.

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  7. Norma's photography has an extraordinary side and a higher level than just lens and projection. It is her fine sense that turns her photography into an art form. Your poetry makes us look at the picture more than just once to understand each stanza. Like Jenny says, you two make a wonderful team.
    I have been very busy with work and helping a neighbor who is confused.
    I am glad that I realized that I have to read. It has been a pleasure visiting your post, as usual.

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    1. Thank you, Munir. I just read your comment aloud to Norma and she thanks you as well. Most kind. Best wishes to you.

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