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somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
posthumous


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Challenge: High-Key Blur (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon FL 55mm f/1.2
Location: Montgomery, NY
Date: Jul 28, 2012
Aperture: 1.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 400
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2012

crop off his head. curves to lighten.


somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully,mysteriously)her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully ,suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility:whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands


e.e.cummings.best.poem.ever.

Statistics
Place: 55 out of 57
Avg (all users): 4.4430
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 4.6207
Avg (non-participants): 4.3400
Views since voting: 282
Views during voting: 179
Votes: 79
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
08/18/2012 10:20:44 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Even as great as "My Papa's Waltz"? Fine image, fine poem...


ha, that was a candidate, but this first line worked better for the title.
08/18/2012 01:07:30 AM
Even as great as "My Papa's Waltz"? Fine image, fine poem...
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08/10/2012 07:31:35 AM
Great poem.
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08/10/2012 01:14:31 AM
I bumped this up from 6 to 7 then again to 8. The more I looked at it the more I liked it. Could have ended up with a 9 if voting had gone on any longer.
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08/10/2012 12:21:13 AM
I was your 7. Really cannot believe this did not score higher. Lovely poem, too.
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08/10/2012 12:08:17 AM
this poem makes me breathless ~
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2012 10:05:47 PM
I wasn't familiar with this poem, but have looked it up, read it and enjoyed it. Thank you.

I really like your photo. The composition is pleasing and the figure and background are in beautiful harmony.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/09/2012 09:18:51 PM
Oddly compelling. The muted colors and relaxed posture evokes a sensual of comfort, or discomfort for some. The dash of sky offering a bright future, or an escape.

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08/08/2012 11:43:19 PM
e.e. cummings
Beautiful and graceful. Voted earlier
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08/03/2012 08:49:09 PM
e e cummings! Great choice. Love the soft but vibrant colors.
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