Smile My Heart,Smile~Louise c. Fryer

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Haiku My Heart: A Waggly Tail

DonnaDog_DSC3349-20The Big Trick © Andre du Plessis


Wild Waggly-Tailed Dog


Donna and MomMom's All Mine: Donna & Dalina © Andre du Plessis

The View from Mom’s Sweet Shoulders




Day’s Bliss


~Noelle Renee 9.15.11


For more haiku my heart visit rebecca’s blog at recuerda mi corazon.

About the Photographer

Andre du Plessis

"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." -Elliott Erwitt.

I wish that I had more time to devote to photography. However, when I get that chance, the sheer enjoyment of it always makes up for those weeks of waiting.  My preference has evolved from experimental to street, and finally to people.

In people photography I have found what I need, and so far it has been a very interesting journey.  My preference for B&W derives from my days in the dark room, which started when I was about twelve. I once won a Jobo colour kit in a photography competition at school, but asked for the money instead in order to buy a new monochrome enlarger and lens.

When it comes to photography I see in shades of grey, and I cannot see this changing soon. I am sure that my choice of subject matter has evolved in parallel with this realisation.

I am passionate about the various peoples of that continent that I belong to, and in bringing pictures of ordinary folk in their ordinary houses to this forum ( I have started to appreciate how powerful a medium photography actually is, and the responsibility that accompanies this.

*Andre du Plessis hails from South Africa and currently lives in London where he has a medical practice. You may find more of his phenomenal pictures on

*The Photos posted here was published with the kind permission of the photographer. All Rights are Reserved ©. Thank you.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Act Great ~ FDNY Battalion 9 Memorial ~ 9/11/2011

FDNY_Battalion_9_9-11_MemorialFDNY BATTALION 9 MEMORIAL 9/11/2001


What is the key
To untie the knot of your mind’s suffering?

Is the esoteric secret
To slay the crazed one whom each of us
Did wed

And who can ruin
Our heart’s and eye’s exquisite tender

Hafiz has found
Two emerald words that

That I now cling to as I would sacred
Tresses of my Beloved’s

Act great.
My dear, always act great.

What is the key
To untie the knot of the mind’s suffering?

Benevolent thought, sound
And movement.

~ Hafiz ~

(The Gift – versions of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky)

Photograph taken at a candlelight vigil outside the firehouse of Squad 18, NYFD, September 11, 2001.

Linked to Postcards from Paradise at Recuerda mi Corazon.