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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hope is Bright

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©2011 Istvan Kerekes with kind permission

The Rider

(For Will)

A boy told me
if he roller-skated fast enough
his loneliness couldn’t catch up to him,
the best reason I ever heard
for trying to be a champion.
What I wonder tonight
pedaling hard down King William Street
is if it translates to bicycles.
A victory! To leave your loneliness
panting behind you on some street corner
while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas,
pink petals that have never felt loneliness,
no matter how slowly they fell.
~The Rider by Naomi Shihab Nye

©2006 Bonnie Cline

My Thanks to Paulo Cruz for sharing this poem. I love all of Naomi Shihab Nye’s work. She is a jewel. Click on her name to learn more about her.

Linked with Postcards from Paradise. visit Rebecca’s blog for more beautiful posts!

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Istvan Kerekes, (The Photographer) In his Own Words:

I have been dealing with photography since 2007. My favourite subject is The Man. I would like to show the souls behind the faces. Everyone has feelings, everybody loves and breathes. My subjects are usually ordinary people. My main aim is to show their personalities through my images.
One of William Albert Allard’s thoughts on photos and photography is just like mine, I truly believe in it:  “the good portrait is about the eye, the look, since the human soul is reflected in it the most purely.”When taking photos it is my heart that leads me. After I have tuned to the subject I act instinctively.

~Istvan Kerekes

Friday, July 15, 2011

Haiku My Heart: Soul Protector

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Menjaga Adik © 2011 Adhi Prayoga  with kind permission

Tr. “Look After Younger Siblings.”

 

No Stable or Star

Wise Foreign Kings Bear No Gifts

She Hums Lullabies

~Noelle Renee 7.14.11

 

 

About the Photographer:

Adhi Prayoga hails from Mataram, Indonesia.

Adhi’s hobby is photography and he aspires to be a professional.  He seems to be well on his way.  Currently, he works a regular job in a family business trading motorcycle parts.

The Story of this Photo:

While Adhi was cycling one day up in one of the remote Indonesian villages called love-love gunungsari west Lombok, he happened upon this young girl looking after her young brother while her mother was away at work. Their mother works all day, breaking stones for building materials and they are a very poor family. He took the picture and captured the love of this young girl for her brother and her early responsibility forever.

You may find this photograph on 1x.com

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For more haiku my heart visit rebecca at

recuerda mi corazon, a beautiful place to be.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

For What Binds Us

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For What Binds Us

There are names for what binds us:
strong forces, weak forces.
Look around, you can see them:
the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,
nails rusting into the places they join,
joints dovetailed on their own weight.
The way things stay so solidly
wherever they've been set down --
and gravity, scientists say, is weak.

And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
more strong
than the simple, untested surface before.
There's a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,

as all flesh
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest --

And when two people have loved each other
see how it is like a
scar between their bodies,
stronger, darker, and proud;
how the black cord makes of them a single fabric
that nothing can tear or mend.

~ Jane Hirschfield ~

(Of Gravity & Angels)

 

About the Photographer:

Dragomir Vukovic hails from Portland, Oregon. You may find his work on his personal website. You may also find his fine photographs at fotocommunity.com and finally, of course, on 1x.com. His black and white photographs are incredibly beautiful and there are hours of enjoyment to be had visiting his site.

On his website you find the following information:

Dragomir    Vukovic  

OCCUPATION:

Mixed with 1

FAVORITE CAMERA:

Canon EOS 1V

FAVORITE SUBJECTS:

Every-Thing

FAVORITE JOURNAL:

I am That / Nisargadatta Maharaj

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT:

India, Cuba, Brazil, B.C., Utah...

PERSONAL MOTTO:

Listen To See IT, Look To Hear IT

Whatever you are looking to see outside, is waiting inside

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

FATE

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I Wish You Knew

I wish you knew that~no matter what~ someone loves you,
I wish you knew what you mean to the world,
I wish you knew how perfect you are,
I wish you knew you aren't alone,
I wish you knew that there's nothing wrong with you,
I wish you knew how much the world loves you the way you are.

~Written by Shadow Knight 

10 years old

~published here with permission and my thanks

(first published on Heaven’s Cry)

About the Photographer~

Istvan Kerekes hails from Kazincbarcika, Hungary.You will find all of his phenomenal photos on his website . The photo above and a number of other fine Kerekes photos can also be found  at 1x.com. Please visit Istvan’s website for a more complete sense of his portfolio. You will find the site magical and have great difficulty tearing yourself away from the beauty of the photographic work within. I certainly did. My thanks to Istvan Kerekes for this stunning portrait.

In the Photographer’s Own Words ~

I have been dealing with photography since 2007. My favourite subject is The Man. I would like to show the souls behind the faces. Everyone has feelings, everybody loves and breathes. My subjects are usually ordinary people. My main aim is to show their personalities through my images.
One of William Albert Allard’s thoughts on photos and photography is just like mine, I truly believe in it:  “the good portrait is about the eye, the look, since the human soul is reflected in it the most purely.”When taking photos it is my heart that leads me. After I have tuned to the subject I act instinctively.

~Istvan Kerekes