Category Archives: Poetic Photo Essays

The Moon; A Photo-Poetic Essay

  THE MOON Mystic eye of the darkened sky, Compelled to stray, estranged, on high – Pallored by the sight of woe below, it watches At night when groping souls emerge – And hears the sobs that upward surge From … Continue reading

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“Thou, Whoever Art Above . . .”

I’ll admit it. I’m DISGUSTED! I know I’m not alone in this, but I can say with heavy duty authority that in the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential (s)election, my disgust has peaked at levels I’ve never known before, levels … Continue reading

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“It is not now as it hath been of yore”

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, the earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. Those are the opening five lines of the first stanza of … Continue reading

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The ‘Eyes’ Have It

Since there’s nothing of note or import going on in human’s world these days, I thought a quick peek ‘out there’ — where the activity remains ceaseless — might be worth a quick look or two. Or three. More? Some … Continue reading

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Elegy Written in a Dying Forest

First Posted on December 15, 2012 Photos by frugalchariot There is a tree that stands in the forest That one tree is all forests – All trees are that one . . . (John Denver, from Amazon) The morning air … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Earth

Posted on November 26, 2012 Photos by frugalchariot In 1817, poet John Keats noted that The poetry of earth is never dead. In his famous environmental treatise A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold proposed that “Only the mountain has lived … Continue reading

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The Poetry of Earth II: Truffled Fairyland

First Posted on December 2, 2012 All photos by frugalchariot “The poetry of earth is ceasing never.”  ~John Keats Luther Standing Bear, an Oglala Lakota/Sioux leader from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota a century ago, once remarked that … Continue reading

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