Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Patuxent Wildlife Refuge
Date: Oct 24, 2006
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006
|A word or two from an Ammons poem. I am in an Ammons mood at the moment...
I had nothing for Bokeh today so on my way home from work I decided to stop by the wildlife refuge figuring I could capture a bird or two and some great fall color. I arrived at 5:10PM and they close at 5:30. So I race down to the lake and spot a great blue heron but he is too far away for anything good, though I do capture some ducks heading home. I snap a few here and there just for the sake of snapping - I rarely have time anymore just to snap for the sake of snapping. When I got home I found out a relative had died.
These words are from A. R. Ammons poem "Loss." It popped into my head while editing and there it stayed. I went looking through my bookshelf and lo-and-behold found "Selected Poems," a book I purchased in 1996 when majoring in Creative Writing at UM. Go figure it would turn up now. I had marked about 10 poems by folding down the page corners - this was one of them. And I still love it.
When the sun
falls behind the sumac
in diffuse evening shade
lose their rigorous attention
half-wild with loss
any way the wind does
and lift their
off their stems
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