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A candle flame 28.5.2013


Candle & poetry ©copyright2013owpp

Candle & poetry
©copyright2013owpp

A person very close to my heart came with a burnt out candle with no wick left and said to me, I know you take photos of everything so I am giving this to you. What appeared as simple words triggered a series of very inspirational photos and this soothing poem. At the end of all the fun, I played around with the melted wax and shaped it into a rose.
I have come to understand that putting an object under the scrutiny of a lens opens us up to beauty & magic, usually gone unheeded.

A candle flame
——————

Burning, burning in the night
A candle flame small and bright
Melting tears on its edge
Sculpting its way to lava swell

Flickering shadows,
Dancing off the pages,
Of a story Words create
Fighting for a Better place,
A role befitting the prodigy,
Their master Sired.
Cajoling, exhorting
It to permanence.

Burning, burning into dawn
A candle timid and drawn
Day tiptoeing around scattered roles
Around the maker of a life beginning

To unfold.

Shining bright... ©copyright2013owpp

Shining bright…
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Lava swell ©copyright2013owpp

Lava swell
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Burning into dawn ©copyright2013owpp

Burning into dawn
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Close up candle art ©copyright2013owpp

Close up candle art
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Melted wax abstract ©copyright2013owpp

Melted wax abstract
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Candle rose ©copyright2013owpp

Candle rose
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Lines & details ©copyright2013owpp

Lines & details
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The writer 1989- Adjusted January 2013


writer's block

writer’s block

The writer
————-

Indelible hole
Irreplaceable void
Lassitude and
Despair.

Impossible
To share
He monologues
Relentlessly

The same
Refrain
Gripping
This trough

The void
Resented.
He shouts
And screams

Silently.
Appealing
Petitioning
For a truce

Reconciliation
To his page
The ink
Ingested

Words devoured
Ingurgitated
By the secrecy
Taciturnity

Of his folio
Yet faithful
As a blotter
Absorbing

His pain
Tears
Anguish
Inhabiting his

Restlessness.
Wanting
To notice
Dewdrops

Snowflakes
Perfume of
A flower tree.
Rainbows

The miracle
Of crepuscule
Intact
Brightness

Of a first
Layer of snow
Thaumaturgy
Of aurora

Smile of
A passer-by
Simple
And grand

Big and small
Opposite yet
Complementary
The Sui generis

Marvel
Of our planet
For one hour
Or more

To find relief
In his new
Felicity.
His thoughts

Bouncing off
The walls
Hurling this
Delicacy

This tribute
To life.
Back with
Ferocity.

Stunning him
For a fraction
Then taking
His page

Renew
The treatise
In a last attempt
To capture

The truth
Of his life
The one he can
Put on his

Faithful page.

Eat Pray Love’s Elizabeth Gilbert on Q TV


This is another author that was suggested by the same blogger as for the author Mary Karr.
I am posting this specific interview ( there are a few to choose from ) because
I found her views on marriage quite revolutionary and fascinating.

Her ideas seem very rational, sensible, balanced and pragmatic. I had read two years ago
her book ” committed ” and had loved it. This interview revived all the material stocked
in my memory.

I hope you’ll enjoy her clarity and brilliant perception.

Uploaded on Mar 22, 2010
The author of the monster-best-selling book ‘Eat Pray Love’ is back with a new memoir titled ‘Committed’.
Category
People & Blogs
License
Standard YouTube License

Point Loma Writers: Mary Karr


I found out about Mary Karr from another blogger’s post ( sorry! I can’t remember the name 😦 )
and looked her up on you tube.
I really had so much fun and information from the literary world that I thought I’d share
it today with you.

Even though I had a whole load of work to do, I dropped it all to indulge in this interview.
I can now, go back to my previous plans with a different frame of mind.

I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

Uploaded on Apr 21, 2011
Noted author of “Lit,” “Cherry” and “The Liars’ Club” Mary Karr reveals her approach to writing these sometimes humorous, sometimes blistering and always candid best-selling memoirs in this interview with journalist Dean Nelson as part of the 2011 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: “Writer’s Symposium By The Sea” [4/2011] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 20666]
Category
Education
License
Standard YouTube License

Thoreau’s simple life at Walden


As I spoke to you about David Henri Thoreau in a essay, a few posts ago, I thought you might be interested in a short video about his life and aspirations.
It was hard to select one to my taste and I finally settled for what was closest to my idea of what I would have liked to watch as a introduction to his works.
I hope you enjoy it!

Henry David Thoreau sought the simple life in 1845 when he moved to the woods outside Boston to live on Walden Pond. He visit the remains of his home. Original story here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/thoreaus-simple-life-at-walden/

An evening with Ray Bradbury 2001


Science fiction author Ray Bradbury regales his audience with stories about his life and love of writing in “Telling the Truth,” the keynote address of The Sixth Annual Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University.

This is a video I watched over and over, it was so inspiring it spurred me on to write and write some more.
I hope you will enjoy it, it might be long to watch but worth every second of it!
What was your reaction?