Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Collaboration ~ Hannah and Kim

Hello Toads and Pond Dwellers! It’s Kim and Hannah with our poetic collaboration. 

We explored the gardens of each other’s lives and learned that we’re both inspired by our natural surroundings. We have a commonality in our love of nature so what better way to bring you into our worlds then to take a stroll in them? 


We’ve presented pictures from one another’s gardens and three line responses to the photography that inspired us. These are not necessarily haiku, as they do not follow a syllabic count and form, but rather a way to honor, in brevity, the beauty and breath of nature.

Enjoy the walk in words and images!!


Copyright © Kim Nelson

Rows of quills and spires
hold plumes of indigo glow
deep green sanctuary.

~Hannah Gosselin


Copyright © Kim Nelson

Golden breath of inspiration,
brilliant white face of feathered layers;
violet mane of flowered dragon entices.

~Hannah Gosselin


Copyright © Kim Nelson

Soft gray in the shadows of terra-cotta orange
we pause and care for our creative selves
breathing fully of the sky-climbing lavender.

~Hannah Gosselin


Creatures connected
Lined-shadowed-complex
Leaves, trees, people, bees

~Kim Nelson


It’s all there, as it should be.
The fresh and the rot
Life. Cycles. Perfect.

~Kim Nelson





Wild rose surrounded by green
Ideal example
Of beauty in being unique

~Kim Nelson


Thank you for joining us in this colorful creative space.

20 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

What a beautiful combination of image and verse. It is so nice to see what inspired both of you!

Akila G said...

A brilliant collage!

humbird said...

Nice morning drink of words and images enjoyed on the threshold of day...thanks ~ peaceful day ~

Marian said...

nice!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I find such repose in a garden environment. Thank you for sharing yours with us today. I think the idea of exchanging photos and poems was very creative shows that you ladies have both talents in spades.

I think that cactus flower is one of the most beautiful things I've seen, and I love how Hannah described it as a flowered dragon.

Helen said...

Quite the lovely garden walk ....

Hannah said...

Thank you ALL so much for being here and enjoying this offering! ♥

Mama Zen said...

Lovely work, ladies!

Gloria Baker said...

just beautiful!!

hedgewitch said...

Lovely pairing of thoughts and words. I especially like Hannah's cactus one!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, you two certainly have this in common. Without the by-lines, I'd never have known who took which photo or who wrote what poem.
A lovely collaboration.
K

Grace said...

Love the pictures in your gardens ladies ~ The accompanying words on nature are soothing to read & perfect ~ Thank you for sharing your words with us ~

Lolamouse said...

The images certainly are inspirational! Lovely verses from you two lovely ladies!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What a fantastic idea for a collaboration. I love how you each wrote to the others' photos. The garden shots are all beautiful and I love all of the poems they inspired. What a breath of fresh air this was, a walk through your gardens. Just lovely.

Loredana Donovan said...

Just gorgeous ... images and words :)

Susan said...

Green and lavender, root and grow, bring individual strengths to the Garden paths. As do you. Quite a blend of your real gardens, word gardens and the Imaginary Garden.

Herotomost said...

Yikes thee perfect storm of artists, you ladies put it out there visually and and then made our senses tingle with those powerful shorties. Super creative collar...loved it!!!!!

Ella said...

Glorious! How lovely to share photos and your words~ I love how you both brought the green magic to life!!
I love your imaginary garden~

Hannah said...

Thank you everyone!! It's such a gift to find all of your lovely words of encouragement here!! We appreciate each one!! :)

Patricia A. McGoldrick said...

What a sweet garden tour! The words blend so well in this nature delight! :)