Visual Poetry #15 (Never to Forget)

…i did another photo shoot at St. James Cemetery…i tried different angles in shooting this bunch of flowers and my gut told me that this one expressed more a sense of melancholy and of longing and the silent cry of the heart…hands down, i opted for black & white for the mood of the image…and then I read and was moved by this sad short poem by the ancient Japanese poet, The Monk Ryozen:

When I am lonely
and go for a walk, I see
everywhere the same
autumnal dusk.

i felt a deep well of sadness but how lovely…i just shook my head…


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 #15 (Never to Forget)

  1. Beautifully captured in the haiku and photo!

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