Today’s photos relate to perspective shifts and the changes in feelings as we shift directions. The poetic words flowed spontaneously and unexpectedly a few years ago as I played with the images.
ODE TO A BOTTLE PALM TREE FROND
Into an abyss or
A whole new world of opportunity?
I appreciate your strength and
Your different points of view.
Turn the photo 180 degrees and
I want to sleep,
Lulled by your gentle movement ￼
Turn it once again at 90 degrees
And I want to party.
It’s the feeling of the rhythm of what
Now appears to be one side of
Your head of long hair. ￼
This is the normal way you are seen.
Shall I keep this view,
Making a party statement on life?
Or shall I go for the power and direction
In picture number one?
What occurred with these photos is the reminder that simple shifts in perspective may suggest different options to us. All it took was to turn the photo once and then once again.
How wonderful it is that life does offer us so many options and opportunities to change in any moment, simply by shifting our view points – perspectives.
I invite you to look at your life. Are there places right now, where shifting points of view might present new opportunities for you? If so, continue to play with it.
Note also, that in the examples above it was focusing in on a portion of the original source…a section of the tree shown in the fourth photo. From there came the variations.
Have fun with this. If you want to see it poetry comes from you, simply, without a plan, do free flow writing, jotting down words that show up for you as you look and an image or images that caught your eye.
And if something new comes up for you from these photos and queries, or your own, please share your observations and comments in the “Reply” section under this post.