Visual Poetry #16 (When a Moment Blossoms)

…i took this shot at Charles Sauriol Conservation Area (Toronto, Ontario)…the flower caught my attention for some strange reason…i was actually drawn to it…i lingered for about two minutes before i depressed the shutter…sorry but i can’t help equating this short poem by Izumi Shikibu to the image:

Left behind
to grow old in this world
without you,
the flowers I pick lose their beauty,
dyed with dark ink.

…something beautiful happens when photography and poetry is merged…a moment wonderfully blossoms and something profound is usually revealed…something is awakened…and i end up getting more inspired to shoot and to write…

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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8 Responses to Visual Poetry #16 (When a Moment Blossoms)

  1. stillight says:

    Beautiful, Virgilio!

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    two forms of art blended into one moment of harmony
    this is wonderful
    Thank you for sharing
    Take Care

  3. bebs1 says:

    Am glad that you have left the cemetery. I love the poem.

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