Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pictures of the Dark -- (Fireblossom Friday: Picture This)

 Pictures of the Dark

Have you worried today,
poet's gone dark on us?
Not really the case here,
He might make you smile
Time of snapping was dark

Like ships passing at night
Faint objects we discern
Smudges dot horizon
Far apart in body
And thoughts, foghorns unite
Or like crossing dateline
International Dateline
Night flight, camera aimed
Snapped the picture. All dark
What was gained? Nothing proved

Silliness.  Photos snapped
His pictures of the dark
_ _ _

Photos and Poem copyright 2015, 2013
© jimmiehov, all rights reserved

Photo (2013): crossing International
Date Line, window shot at night,
Today I am linked with Fireblossom at

She started us out with "Pictures of ____" and turned us loose.


At Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:02:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Cool pictures of the dark, Jim. I especially like the misty ocean liner.

At Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:16:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

Crossing a date line.. like some magic would happen there.. some invisible border. Alas only in our mind..

At Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:21:00 PM, Blogger Fireblossom said...

Pictures of the dark would seem to be a contradiction in terms, but you made it work very nicely here.

At Thursday, June 18, 2015 4:25:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

I loved the second stanza :D the images are stunning!

At Thursday, June 18, 2015 5:59:00 PM, Blogger Buddah Moskowitz said...

Liked how this all ended... silliness.

At Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:44:00 PM, Blogger Gail said...

No silliness but good words came from these.

At Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:35:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I am so glad that this poet did not go dark. Light is my prescription! thank you, Jim!

At Friday, June 19, 2015 2:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True, a lot of pictures make one wonder later why they were ever taken.. nice perspective!

At Friday, June 19, 2015 7:38:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

"Or like crossing dateline " like that line reminds me of when i say good morning on Facebook and some one send me a comment to say its night time and they are just getting ready to go to bed, (◕‿◕。)

have a nice Friday

much love...

At Friday, June 19, 2015 9:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this line: "Time of snapping was dark"

I have many "time[s] of snapping" every day.

At Friday, June 19, 2015 12:28:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

You remind me of me ~~ attempting photography when light is fading, has faded .. will I ever learn? No. (I did see Just Alice)

At Friday, June 19, 2015 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Dear poet, I am glad you didn't go dark. Snapping the darkness holds as many memories as light it seems.

At Saturday, June 20, 2015 2:01:00 AM, Blogger Margaret said...

a faint light makes all the difference "what was gained" ? Well, it seems like it left quite an impression - personal introspection is always good.

At Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:37:00 PM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

A very interesting poem, Jim--all dark--but glimmering too. Thanks. K.

At Saturday, June 20, 2015 3:28:00 PM, Blogger C.C. said...

I do this too, often.

At Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:01:00 PM, Blogger Hannah said...

I like of the dark...sometimes its necessary to go dark, I find...difficult though as well.


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