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weekly photo challenge: intricate

a muslim woman
location: cappadocia, turkey
a muslim woman is as intricate and beguiling as an e.e. cumming’s poem and i say that with utmost respect.

somewhere i have never travelled

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somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the colour of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

– e.e. cummings


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May 1, 2015 at 2:48 pm 3 comments

weekly photo challenge: motion

filipino dancers
location: koekelberg, brussels, belgium
belgium is one of the smallest countries in europe. it’s about the size of maryland with a land area of 11,690 sq. miles and a total population of about 11 million people.

it’s amazing to discover that there’s an active filipino community in belgium. they have come a long way since the first batch of nurses arrived in the country more than 20 years ago.

the picture i’m sharing this week was taken during the philippine independence day celebration held at the national basilica of the sacred heart park in koekelberg, brussels, belgium.

the dancers were members of the local chapter of the knights of rizal. they were obviously not poetry in motion. but what they lacked in grace, they compensated by their desire to entertain. the audience loved them.

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April 24, 2015 at 2:46 pm 9 comments

weekly photo challenge: blur

a herd of cows
location: guzelyurt, turkey
this wasn’t the running of the bulls, folks.

while traveling in turkey, we found our bus swarmed by a herd of cattle on the road, which wasn’t unusual in this part of the country. it was either that or a flock of sheep or droves of goats.

the driver stopped momentarily and then proceeded slowly to our destination. as the herd passed us by, i took a picture through the window. as luck would have it, it was blurry to meet this week’s photo challenge.

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April 3, 2015 at 12:09 pm 12 comments

wordless wednesday: watch your step

six-spot burnet
location: zingaro nature reserve, sicily, italy


March 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm 19 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

bourges marshland, france
Location: The Marais de Bourges, France

Dear friend

I send you a flower from my garden –
Though it dies in reaching you,
you will know it lived,
when it left my hand –
Hamlet wavered for all of us –

Emily Dickinson


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March 27, 2015 at 1:16 pm 7 comments

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