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Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Sunday Challenge ~ Featuring Hannah Gosselin

I'm very happy to introduce the photographic talent of our very own Hannah Gosselin of Metaphors and Smiles.  
Hannah Gosselin is lured by words and loving each shining facet of faith, family, nature, art, poetry and people. She enjoyed The Institute of Children’s Literature and received a diploma: “Writing for Children and Teenagers.” She’s a student of life greeting each day with a fresh smile.


Portrait of the Artist
~The act of writing delves into an invisible multidimensional realm that can bring so many layers of importance to a single snap-shot moment.




Copy Right © 2012 Hannah Gosselin
Furled Fists
by Hannah Gosselin

nature's throwing fits
in soft-fiddled-fists
felted origami


Hannah has generously offered these beautiful photos for our poetic inspiration. If you add an image to your post, please acknowledge the name of the artist.




Copy Right © 2012 Hannah Gosselin ~ Lady of the Wood 


~Photography, for me, are the muses’ eyes, providing a means of capturing and displaying the fleeting moments of what is visually inspiring to me.


Copy Right © 2012 Hannah Gosselin ~ Open Palms

~Writing, for me, is the muses’ mind, it makes visible that brief, passing goose-bump-good feeling that I get when I’ve perceived a raw moment of inspiration.


Copy Right © 2012 Hannah Gosselin ~ Pier Post Persisting


~I find it amazing that our thoughts can pattern themselves into visible creations in the form of singular words, growing sentences and mounting paragraphs; we create line after line what we want our readers to see, we make visible the invisible makings and imaginations of our minds.


Copy Right © 2012 Hannah Gosselin ~ Proud Poppy


~Poetry provokes me in the space of lacy- lucid-dreams, whispering wished letters that swirl into lengthy lines leading me deeper into their design.  Free verse is woven in the pattern of plans, the concrete creation of each intricate detail of day. 






Copy Right © 2012 Hannah Gosselin ~ Stumbling for Forget-Me-Nots


All photography and writing is Copy Right protected and shall not be copied or distributed without express written consent from the author.  Such consent has been given for the images featured here, but not for other work to be found on Hannah's blogsite.


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. Management reserves the right to remove unrelated links but invites you to share a poem of your choice on Open Link Monday.


21 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow, Kerry! You did such a beautiful job putting this together. I'm so honored to be featured here and I look forward to all of the poetical peeps inspired words. Thank you and smiles!! :)

hedgewitch said...

These are just gorgeous photos, Hannah--thanks so much for sharing them with us. I love them all and will be hard pressed to pick one. And thanks to Kerry for such a nice presentation of Hannash's words and pictures.

Susan said...

I fell into your pictures with a passion today, Hannah, and thank Imaginary Gardens for the display. When my brothers and I were small, red poppies grew wildly and wildly grew along the west side of our home. A baby could have been lost in them while we were already as tall as corn fields after the 4th of July. Thank you for the brilliant inspiration! I'm trying for Haiku-ness.

Hannah said...

Thank you, Hedge, I look forward to reading you!!

Susan, such wonderful memories! I'm so glad you were inspired. Thank you!

Marie Elena said...

My Sweet Hannah, what beautiful, artful photos! Our Creator is the ultimate artist, isn't He? And He has obviously given you an eye and heart for His work.

LOVELY!!

Hannah said...

Oh, Marie!! I agree SO much, He is amazing ALL credit goes to Him, really! I'm so blessed to get the chance to enjoy nature! Thank you for this lovely comment, my friend!!

Archna Sharma said...

Hannah, I followed your photos to thoughts of harmony, light, and passion...somewhere by the sea. :) I'm delighted to have your sight on my blog today.

This is the first time I've written for Real Toads and I was happily surprised to see your lovely smile and yes, their presentation included, a delightful treat.

Fireblossom said...

These are beautiful, and Hannah has quickly become a favorite of mine. How cool to find her work featured for this challenge!

PS--my shoulder is much better today...I can type!

Hannah said...

A super warm welcome to the Imaginary Garden, Archna!! I'm so happy that you were inspired, thank you for offering!!

Shay!! I'm so glad your shoulder is feeling better and way to make a poetic heart smile...thank you, so much for your kind words!!

:)'S

hedgewitch said...

Okay toads and toadettes--I'm in. Still not quite used to this audio thing, so please forgive the roughness there. Hannah, I couldn't stand it--had to use two of your lovely pics. I'll be back tomorrow to read.

lionmother said...

Hannah, your beautiful pictures brought a sense of peace and tranquility to my otherwise stressful life. I always find nature very calming and love your poem "Furled Fists" - lovely image: "soft-fiddled-fists/felted origami. Beautiful!!

de Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

Thank you for featuring the multi-talented Hannah! I've known this stunning poet through her words since 2009, and she has quickly become one of my favorite poetic voices. Her photography and her "whispering wished letters" always, always point me to hope, truth, and the shining Son.

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Oooh a forest of beautiful photos and of course Hannah's lovely voice as a guide and accompaniment ... Lovely yesterday - somehow even lovelier today. Wonderful interview :)))

Ella said...

How wonderful to see Hannah s work grace this prompt.
Gorgeous photos make me inspired...
Off to gather words like flowers
Thank you
; )

Laurie Kolp said...

All such beautiful pictures. It was hard to choose!

Susie Clevenger said...

What beautiful photos for inspiration...

Hannah said...

Barbara, I'm so pleased that my work could bring a peaceful moment, thank you for your kind words!

De!!! You make my heart smile SO big!! Your friendship and accompaniment on this pink-petal- padded twisting path has meant more to me than you'll ever know! You're such a blessing my friend thank you!!

Pearl, such a treat to see your comment here today!! I'm so glad you found them, it is always such a joy to be able to share in each other's musings. Thank you!

Ella! Gathering words like flowers indeed!! Love that! Thank you so much for your kindness, I'm so glad you liked!

Laurie, thank you so much, I'm happy that you had a hard time choosing!! Lol! Hugs!

Susie, thank you, for writing! I'm glad you like these!

To ALL poetic peeps!!! It has been such an honor and joy to have been featured for your inspiration!! I had such a great time finding which photos inspired each of you individually and really enjoyed the amazing direction that each of your words took these photographs; to the multi-dimensional layers that make us so unique and special!

Warm smiles and blessings all @!!

Mary Mansfield said...

Such inspiring pictures to choose from this time! My poem took a bit to work out...ok I worked my tail off on this one lol...but happy with it. Looking forward to reading some other takes on Hannah's amazing photos, thanks for sharing them with us Kerry!

vivinfrance said...

I was late coming on this prompt, and couldn't wait to get my poem written. Now I have the pleasure of reading everyone else's.

Herotomost said...

Great photos, but I felt the need to write about the portrait of the artist cuz I loved it.....thanks for the great inspiration Hannah!

Ella said...

Thank you Hannah...I really enjoyed your view and gorgeous photos :D