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February 11, 2013

Primordial









Struggle

My soul is like the oar that momently
Dies in a desperate stress beneath the wave,
Then glitters out again and sweeps the sea:
Each second I’m new-born from some new grave.

Sidney Lanier

10 comments:

  1. Wonderful images...so mind-boggling to think about. It is so majestic and bigger than me. It is quite humbling to think that I will live and die and these things will live after me. I am not so big after
    all, in fact, I am quite small.

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  2. Lanier lived such a full and prolific life to die so young with consumption . . . this poem says so much about the kind of man he was. These photos say so much about the woman you are.

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  3. Even the reflections are primordial reminders of our stony past.

    I like the image of the oar, surfacing from the depths, probably to whisper some ancient secret.

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  4. I like Lanier's idea. As corny as it sounds, each day is a new birth, a chance to start over. Primordial, yes. I also think of 2001 Space Odyssey, and Stonehenge, and and other planets--other tough-looking landscapes. Applause to you for including that bit of water and reflection at bottom left; it adds a softening, forgiving effect and really makes the photos. Of course it's also where we were born, in the primordial soup, to get back to Lanier.

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  5. So much movement in the stillness.

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  6. I could "see" a dinosaur heading into the picture. You never cease to amaze me; you have such a good connection with what your eyes see, your photos have an oomph and life all their own.

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  7. Great poem and amazing photos! I am truly lucky to live in the area. Sometimes, I take it for granted...

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  8. and i feel new-born with each of your posts... this seems like a big thing to say, and such a compliment, but i wish you wouldn't consider it as such - rather, an attempt to tell you what i feel when i look at your landscapes, every time i enter a bond with the vastness of the world, something primaeval, indeed, stirs within me... and this makes me humble and so grateful...

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Love both the place and your shots. Great post!

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  10. lovely lovely lovely . Others would do well to follow your lead. You are the one person who uses black as a backdrop to your images, but instead of white jarring text - you tone it down to silver. It makes viewing the image so much easier on the eye. And Like me, you don't use a template that has advertising on the side (hate that). If this had been around when I started five years ago, I would have stayed with Blogger

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