Visual Poetry # 11 (Symbolism)

…i am fascinated by symbols…during one of my photo explorations at St. James Cemetery yesterday, i found this mysterious grave-marker…looked at it for several minutes before i took the shot…and then i remember this statement from Dr. Carl Jung as part of the seminar he gave to the guild for Pastoral Psychology in London in 1939: “ Life is too rational; there is no symbolic existence in which I am something else, in which I am fulfilling my role, my role as one of the actors in the divine drama of life.” …i am presently working on a photo project about symbolism…hope to post them here bits by bits…

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About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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6 Responses to Visual Poetry # 11 (Symbolism)

  1. stillight says:

    I too am fascinated by symbols and symbolism and love the idea of you creating a photo project on it. Keep me posted!

  2. Looking forward to more on symbolism, it’s close to my heart. too.

  3. Very nice….dark photography is one field that i really need to explore big time now. Thumbs up !!!

  4. …it is challenging more so in the aspect of composition but it is fulfilling. go for it. and thanks again for the kind words.

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