Six word Saturday: the bold sign declares, “more art.”

Sony RX100 III f/3.6 1/80s 8.8mm 800 ISO

Image and six words submitted in response to Debbie’s Six Word Photo Challenge

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a green chair

The east wind waits before East Gate,

While we ride horses seeking the old glen.

Men, like wild geese, keep the promise of return,

While the past, like a spring dream, leaves no trace. …~Su Shi

Sony RX100 III 7/2.8 1/400s 14.7mm 800 ISO


solitary

“Reachable, near and not lost, those remained amid the losses this one thing: language.

horsetooth reservoir… Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/25s 85mm 100 ISO

“It, the language remained, not lost, yes in spite of everything. But it had to pass through its wounded wordlessness, pass through frightful muting, pass through the thousand darknesses of deathbringing speech. It passed through and giveback no words for that which happened.” ~Paul Celan* (cited: V. Schwarcz, Bridge Across Broken Time p. 85)

*Poet, translator, essayist, and lecturer, influenced by French Surrealism and Symbolism. Celan was born in Cernăuţi, at the time Romania, now Ukraine, he lived in France, and wrote in German. His parents were killed in the Holocaust; the author himself escaped death by working in a Nazi labor camp. “Death is a Master from Germany”, Celan’s most quoted words, translated into English in different ways, are from the poem ‘Todesfuge’ (Death Fugue). Celan’s body was found in the Seine river in late April 1970, he had committed suicide.

time

time, an illusion

of fragmented memories

pursuing refuge

Ricoh GX100… f/4.4 1/95s 15.3mm 80 ISO

Who would fare better in the world of fitful time? Those who have seen the future and live only one life? Or those who have not seen the future and wait to live life? Or those who deny the future and live two lives?

~Alan Lightman, Einstein’s Dreams, pg. 68

story telling: hometown

Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/400s 85mm 1800 ISO

Week 10 Storytelling: Hometown (Tell us the story of your hometown. It could be a famous landmark, something the town is known for, or even just your favorite place to relax.)

Image and music submitted in response to Dogwood Photography’s annual 52-week photography challenge.