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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Creativity Lingers


*photo by Lauren Randolph
photo by Lauren Randolph
as offered @ One Stop Poetry
Sunday Photography Interview
Reality's fenceposts holding strong,
Creativity lingers, drifting...
Images held a part, can this be?
Mind's matter questions, could this be wrong?

Moments in time planted like stakes,
Life whitewashed for all those who see,
Words rise from the depths of beings,
Deflated lives fell within time.

Creativity lingers, drifting...
Realitiy's fenceposts holding strong.

Petrina Lesko
April 2011

This, my entry for One Stop Poetry's photography interview of Lauren Randolph this week, a puzzling prompt of opposites.  Stirring far-fetched worlds, and reminders of how topsy turvy life can really be at times.  Hope you all enjoyed my take.  Stop by there to share your take and explore more about Lauren Randolph's wonderful photography.

22 comments:

dustus said...

Really like how you juxtapose reality and illusion through the fixity of the fence and the flight of creativity. Very well done challenge response.

Anthony Desmond said...

dustus pretty much said it all...

great, complex take on the photo!
I enjoyed this a lot

Celestial Dreamz said...

loved the contrast ... i have enjoyed it thoroughly.

signed...bkm said...

Great piece for this photo...the metaphors of fencing, whitewashing, drifting...very nice ...thank you...bkm

Penny said...

A very thoughtful piece. I enjoyed it.

wurdz said...

like the abstract feeling this spins.good write.

Marlene said...

I enjoyed reading this, your take on the challenge was done beautifully.

Dave King said...

Good use of the setting.

Glynn said...

There is such a jarring contradiction between the fence and the figuring floating upward - and you captured it. Well done.

ds said...

Love that middle stanza. Really captures the essence of the photograph. Nice!

haikulovesongs said...

brilliant take on the photograph! loved it!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i really like that you brought the fence into it and played it on reality...a unique take...refreshing...

hedgewitch said...

Creativity on a string, anchoring and drifting simultaneously, and somewhere, something really is wrong. Like it.

Beachanny said...

I am happy I wrote mine first. We went similar directions in our vision of the piece, with emphasis shifted slightly.

jen revved said...

not easy to write to this photo because it begs for worn-out responses. But you did it very well; i especially like: Reality's fenceposts holding strong,

Debbie said...

Nice poem!

JL Dodge said...

Yep they all said it better than I ever could, you are remarkable !
JL&B

Steve Isaak said...

Abstracted, effective take on the photo. Good piece.

jaerose said...

Beautiful - the push and pull of being tethered to reality but feeling creativity inside..with wonderful pink shoes and a balloon you could easily jump that fence..Jae :) sorry to hear about Lucky..I hope she is jumping over nature's fences..

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Beautiful! Thank you for stopping by Writing with Debra.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

"Moments in time planted like stakes"

love that...:)

Ann Grenier said...

I feel that the poem addresses what is behind/within the fenceposts we build around reality, like a clasped hand held out to strangers, fingers loose but not open.