photographs

poetry

Dawn 3

Cricket. Forest. Old Farm Road. August 20, 2015. From Wendell Berry’s ‘The Clearing’ (my underline) 2. Vision must have severity at its edge:             against neglect, bushes grown over the pastures, vines riding down the fences, the ...

Dawn 2

Dawn. With Smith and Rio, Old Farm Road. August 19, 2015. selection from Part II, Sabbaths 2005-2008 in Leavings: Poems, (p 92-93) by Wendell Berry Found your hope, then, on the ground under your feet. Your hope of Heaven, let it rest on the ground ...

Dawn 1

Dawn. August 18, 2015. Wendell Berry, The Wild Rose Sometimes hidden from me in daily custom and in trust, so that I live by you unaware as by the beating of my heart. Suddenly you flare in my sight, a wild rose blooming at the edge of thicket, grace and ...

Heart 12

  Sunspot, Water, Banana Leaves and Utensils in Kitchen. Bois Jolie, Haiti. July, 2014. The late and great Palestinian poet, Taha Muhammed Ali, from So What: new and selected poems, 1971-2005 (Coper Canyon Press, 2006): Where   Poetry hides ...

Eurema Lisa

Butterfly. Watershed. (possibly Little Yellow, Eurema lisa). Near Corporan, Haiti. May, 2009 Hope. Walking along a watershed in the central highland regions of Haiti, we saw scape after scape (mountains beyond mountains) of almost bare land. But things ...

Hanging Floating

Hanging, Floating (Auget Jean Calou and Marichelie Josef). Cange, Haiti. January, 2008 Auget and Marichelie hanging from a rafter, with their cousin in the background, echoing my act of taking a photograph. A photographer considers not simply the formal ...

Taha Muhammad Ali

Angel. Jodphur, India. 1995. platinum-palladium print.  When Taha Muhammad Ali speaks of poetry and words, to me, he also speaks of photography and vision. His work engulfs me. Buy his book, So What, and read ‘The Falcon’. Where Poetry hides ...

floating stone

  Stone. Cloud. Ship Rock, NM. 1992. silver gelatin print. 8×8.5 in Sometimes, the rock needs to fly. Piedras del ciello. Thinking about Pablo Neruda. This image is from the series, ‘Marriage of Heaven and Hell’.