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Dimensions2304 x 3072
Original file size2.8 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken19-Aug-11 11:36
Date modified19-Aug-11 11:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeSONY
Camera modelDSC-W55
Focal length6.3 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/160 at f/2.8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Normal
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Not Quite the Word, Certainly Not the Answer

Not Quite the Word, Certainly Not the Answer

Inspired by the Mary Oliver poem "Dreams"

"All night
the dark buds of dreams

In the center
of every petal
is a letter,
and you imagine

if you could only remember
and string them all together
they would spell the answer.
It is a long night,

and not an easy one -
you have so many branches,
and there are diversions -
birds that come and go,

the black fox that lies down
to sleep beneath you,
the moon staring
with her bone-white eye.

Finally you have spent
all the energy you can
and you drag from the ground
the muddy skirt of your roots

and leap awake
with two or three syllables
like water in your mouth
and a sense

of loss - a memory
not yet of a word,
certainly not yet the answer -
only how it feels

when deep in the tree
all the locks click open,
and the fire surges through the wood,
and the blossoms blossom."