Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
holding a rock
I cracked caps on cement.
reading ‘No Trespassing’ sign
on barbed wire fence
where land mines and bombs
worrying about when the red
button would be pushed and I
would smell skin burning
I heard the last
gasp of breath Dad took.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Mr. Hamill wrote, “ His notion of the poem being ‘born within itself’ should under no circumstances be confused with its being self-originating. A fundamental tenet of Buddhism runs exactly to the contrary: nothing is self-originating. Bashō poems were in fact a natural product of his close observation of the natural relationships of people and things, our presence in ‘nature’.”
THE ESSENTIAL BASHŌ Translated by Sam Hamill, SHAMBHALA, Boston, © 1999, pages 176-177.
Friday, November 21, 2008
I needed to stay there and let time pass.
Purpose was to study this rose. To actually see
the color and the raindrops clinging to each petal.
I wanted to immerse myself in that moment.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
he should not stay in the world, he
should avoid the crowd as he cannot
exist there; he should go into the
mountains, and even there he should
turn into a tree or a rock in order to
exist, because to be a living being without
a wish is not possible."
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
One word, lead me to discover that
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photograph:
The plate, VIEW FROM THE WINDOW
AT LE GRAS, can be viewed at
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center,
University of Texas, Austin.
Just requested book LIFE: 100 Photographs
That Changed The World from the
library. I can hardly wait to see it.
Research is my passion, it never ends.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I like exploring shapes this time with old posts and wood, vertical and horizontal lines, reflections in windows, and roofing material. First shot, took out one window. Second shot, took out two windows. Third shot, was the whole picture of a barn. Fourth shot was not taken because I didn't want to include the house, the acreage or the sky into the image. Why is that? My focus is to see things as simple as possible. I wanted to show conflict in the shots with the use of vertical and horizontal lines and how light falls on object. Was this accomplished? Yes. These could have been wow shots through better use of light.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
The father stands
looking across the bricks toward the misty gully
for a split second each forgets the other.
They dream of yesterday.
She wears a handmade flour sack apron
with beans piled high as a cat’s back.
A beagle sleeps on the front porch
next to her.
She wears a calico hat
protecting her face from the hot sun.
Eyes like purple pansies growing in a spring garden,
she leans back in a rocker remembering dad as a boy.
September she faces what we all do, alone.
Is it dark and cold or is light and warm?
Her last earthly vision was of sleeping under a beech tree.
She is gone to meet her ancestors.
©Joyce Meyer, 11/07/2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
see also this site:
Photographs by Sanghyun Lee
Church On The Water To The Church Of The Light
Scroll down to Church Of The Light
FYI: I did not download another language; just clicked on X to close box.
Note to Self:
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
My watch says 12:38 p.m. My "puter" says 11:38 a.m. Did you turn your clocks back yet? I need to spend some time today setting clocks back. Does anyone know what time it is? Half passed a freckle. Sun is full center in the sky, must be noon.