Hail Photographers

Day 28 of Na/GloPoWriMo (poetry writing month).  It was natural for this stamp to evoke a stamp-poem paying tribute to photographers. I’d like to dedicate it to my photographer friends Brian Kowalski, Merv Cole, Matt Koenig, Dave Kallaway, Adrienne Haas, Jennifer Meyer and photographers everywhere. Enjoy the poem and thank a photog.

Hail Photographers

Pop of the flash
Crank of the film
Smiling images captured.
Eye of the photographer
sees us as more beautiful,
casts us in a flattering light.

Photographer’s eye catches
the God light in still life,
a barn in sunrise glory,
ocean frozen at cresting wave,
jelly beans pouring into a dish
F-stopped in mid-air.

Photographer’s eye shows us
the world, faraway places,
shows us small, unnoticed places,
illuminates dark, deep places.
From the top of Mt. Everest
to the depths of the Juan de Fuca ridge
to pollen on bees knees,
the photographer takes us with him
so that we may witness,
through a photographer’s eye,
every nook of our plant and beyond.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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