Not only is Ellen a creative genius, she is also a multi-tasker, able to have many projects on the go at once, and I am so grateful that she added this feature to her "Things To Do" list.
|Self-Portrait of the Artist|
Edgar Allen Poe said, “Poetry is the rhythmic creation of beauty.”
I discovered this truth, when I captured a mood in a photo.
Photography feels like an open window to the world.
I use light and shadows, instead of words to portray a moment, in time.
Heartword by Ella's Edge
Fragile parchment opened
Imprinted with lampblack ink
Timeless journey continues in a
Pressed rambling rose
Faded fragrance lingers with time’s passage
Boundless whispers of youth arrive
They dance over the gold leaves
Held intact by
Stitched Irish linen threads
Scattered moth wings and kisses
Lie waiting for hope’s promise
Tiny green shoots
Soon will erupt
In gray mattered soul
Baby buds with notes of Narcissus’ beauty
Spring’s eternal romance
Ellen was given her first camera at the age of eleven, and is always consciously aware that photography means writing with light.
Many of Ellen's images can be found by following this link to the Etsy On-Line Shop, but please do not select an image from that gallery which is more to your liking for this prompt, without asking permission from the artist.
I have long been an admirer of Ellen's photography, and what strikes me most is her attention to detail. I believe she sees with a poet's eye, and a poet's mind that is able to focus on the parts which make up the whole. If you missed the Real Toads Interview with Ellen, it is well worth a read.
Ellen has generously offered these beautiful photos for our poetic inspiration. She has also decided to make this a Giveaway Challenge, at her own discretion.
If you add an image to your post, please acknowledge the name of the artist.
The Sunday Challenge is posted on Saturday at noon CST to allow extra time for the creative process, so please do not link up old work which kind of fits the image. Members will only respond to poetry written specifically for this prompt: this is in the spirit of our Real Toads project to create opportunities for poets to be newly inspired.