Friday, June 26, 2009

Picture Perfect~~~Favorite past picture perfect post

Favorite post....for today, it would be this one.  Our lives are full of contrast.  Light and dark.  Daily, we face the battles of life.  It seems that in our darkest times there is always a light.  A friend or maybe even a stranger can reach out and touch us and bring a peace and comfort.

Contrast is the dissimilarity or difference between things. Another meaning for contrast is in the context of colour. This can be the opposition of items that are compared or the act of distinguishing via differences comparison. The act of linguistics contrast is the act of expressing the distinctions between words.(It is used in the writing form compare and contrast)


After seeing this weeks theme, this morning, for Picture Perfect, I searched through my pictures.  I kept coming back to this one.  It was taken the night of the solstice moon.  It's not a very good picture but, to me it's a "contrast" between light and dark.

When I think of light and dark, other things come to mind:




And the following poem:


On The Wings Of A Dragon


On the wings of a dragon she flies

out of the darkness and into the light

Sadness and pain cannot find her here

There is no place for anger and fear

peace and tranquility fill her heart

as she soars though the heavens up to the stars

this is where she paints her dreams

of things to come, things unseen

and if in time she loves again

this will be where her life begins


When I wrote this, my emotions were all of the above.  A "contrast" of feelings.  A conflicting ball of confusion.  A lot has changed, in my life since then but, there are still days that I look back.


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  1. i really like the poem. the contrast in each lines is poignant, and so is the photo.
    thank you for the visit, gurl.

  2. Great shot and I love your poem Linda. You are very talented.

  3. Great to see all the various types of entries this week. My collage of favorites:

  4. wonderfully written and I remember the shot very well linda ...a great revisit here today

  5. I love the combinations of the picture in your eye, and that into your heart.... wonderful ....

  6. One day when I'm older... I'll be able to capture the moon so beautifully hehehe. Cool shot!

    Click here for my entry

  7. isn't it amazing that the pics that may not be the most technically proficient turn out to be our favs? i do like this one very much. moon shots aren't the easiest, and this one works so well.

  8. on a day when I needed hope the exact moment.... you were here. The moon has a special place and meaning of hope for me....we all can see the same moon no matter where it is we are in the world and that brings me closer to those I love who are far away. Thank you.


  9. I love it! The way those branches are in silhouette.

  10. You've expressed both linguistic and visual contrast, but I'm left with a sense of balance. I think you have succeeded.

  11. life is an ever evolving contrast...a great choice!

  12. cool pic my friend. ty for visiting

  13. This is a wonderful picture. I love the Mononess of it! Is Mononess a word? LMAO I don't know. Still love it.

    Empress C's PP!

  14. I haven't gotten a good photo of the night sky yet, had almost given up until now. Your photo inspires me to keep trying. Thank you for that and the poem!

  15. you have a way with words... and your photos always convey those words beautifully!

    I'm glad you dropped by.... miss you too!

  16. This is neat!! Thanks for stopping by my place.

  17. Hei Linda

    Great past post!

    My FAVOURITE Past PP Post is in ere.

  18. Makes me want to crawl into the photo and through the light to see what is on the other side.
    Very nice.