Sunday, September 20, 2009

Reading/This Photo has been Replaced

What happened was that I was on Grand Avenue, thinking about linking up some of the interesting poetry I've seen recently, came on this window (Walden Pond Books) with extraordinary light and shadows which seemed ideal for the post, went back for the camera, and ran into a neighbor who wanted to tell me about everything she was listing on Craig's List in great detail. Yup, lost the light. This isn't exactly as big a deal as the man from Porlock eliminating the last 27 stanzas of Kublai Khan...I will be leaving my apartment with my camera at 5:53 this evening, we'll see what happens.

The links for beauty and startling imagery:

Ande at Faun

Jenny at Cinammon


The Scrybe

In other poetry news, TFE has a vast worldwide poetry conspiracy manifesting on mondays.

20 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

good luck with your camera !!

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, Caio - It's not the camera that's the problem, it's who or what I meet on the way (dragons?) that could be a problem.

mum said...

all right - the light wasn't perfect for your purposes but I still like the photo and the links too.

best of luck with the dragons - I know the feeling exactly. There's a woman who lives across the street who waits for me to walk out the door with my dog; as soon as I do, she sticks her head out and starts telling me stuff I find less than fascinating (but I'm jotting some of it down; so boring is it, it shows promise for a boring character some day.)

cheers.

Jenny said...

Oh, thank you very much for your kind words and linking! I feel honoured.

Your own page contains really stunning things and your work is always very original.

ger said...

Well, if you don´t succeed, I wont be disappointed - I quite like this photo...

Totalfeckineejit said...

Well I see jack Kerouac a skeleton a peloton the front runners cycling furiously up Grand Avenue in xanadu did kubla Khan buy Merlot
for Merlin magical links and beauty and thoughts creation running amok amoing people trying to talk to be heardamong the madding crowd

subtorp77 said...

Hey! That's me-LOL! To many photo ops i've lost when the light wasn't right( or I'd managed to "bump" into someone, ***SIGH*** )

Ande said...

Thank you, I (also) feel honoured by your words and linking. You are my favourite Northern Cal artist (with that said I know the number of talented people at your little corner of the US)!

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

There is something poetic about the description of having to choose between listening to a friend or running to make sure you don't loose the light.

Clowncar said...

Cool pic.

Why 5:53?

Eva said...

Get a shador and pass by unseen.

Bairbre Aine said...

I like the window display just the same. When I visited Oregon last year I loved the bookstores in Portland. Powell's was my favorite, over on Hawthorne Blvd.

ArtSparker said...

Clowncar - 5:53 to catch the light

B.A. - Powell's is wonderful.

Don said...

Nice shot. (Sometimes those wizz-bang phones with 5mp come in handy- saves carrying a seperate camera!)

rlbourges said...

I see what you mean about the light.

Great stho.

rlbourges said...

erm... shot, maybe?

tony said...

Great Photo ! Looks Like The Bookworms got there first!

The Scrybe said...

Oh wow, I've only just seen this! Thank you!!!! :)

aleph said...

I like the way light reveals the dust on the glass lamp and books and shadows reveal Kerouak´s name behind, and the way in which death and immortality dwell in a kind of dwarfish scale.

eyetrouble said...

Your drawings are always fun to look at, but your photographs are always really great, too. This picture's especially cool.