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but what I am
none cares or knows
Wonderful work !!
Nice work, a lovely image.
The path to salvation is but a transient one Paree , Each step to greater things !
82 views and 3 comments whats going on
( i have started a forum thread
called views and unique views ? )
I will hold my hand up, and say that I don't understand the title, but as a piece of digital/photoshop art, I like this a lot.
I hope you work with a fairly good pixel count, to make these images printable to a decent size!
Just a wonderful image
I must give you my readers award for this one
wow thank you so much Barbara,
it was an experimental try so really appreciate this award.
i will explain for every one the title
John Claire is our local poet
he wrote the most beautiful poems that are really social history,
is one of his most favoured,
he was sent to a mental hospital,
(but recent thinking was he was actually depressed not mad )
and while he was there wrote some beautiful lines,
this is the poem he wrote about living there,
the man walking along in my image looked so fee and it made me think of the lines,
but what i am none cares or knows,)
so i call the image I aM
I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
I am the self-consumer of my woes,
They rise and vanish in oblivious host,
Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost;
And yet I am! and live with shadows tost
Into the nothingness of scorn and noise,
Into the living sea of waking dreams,
Where there is neither sense of life nor joys,
But the vast shipwreck of my life's esteems;
And e'en the dearest--that I loved the best--
Are strange--nay, rather stranger than the rest.
I long for scenes where man has never trod;
A place where woman never smil'd or wept;
There to abide with my creator, God,
And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept:
Untroubling and untroubled where I lie;
The grass below--above the vaulted sky.
So very moving!!
Thanks for posting the poem -decided to take a look having seen the "thread" the poem really helps me to appreciate the image - it moves it from a good image to to something that is really expressive (perhaps I should have seen that all along but I can be a bit dim!)
Quote: Thanks for posting the poem -decided to take a look having seen the "thread" the poem really helps me to appreciate the image - it moves it from a good image to to something that is really expressive (perhaps I should have seen that all along but I can be a bit dim!)
Chris the point you make is completely valid,
occasionally i give reading of my own poems,
i always explain what the poem is about first,
people can understand the words,
as in John poem ( i am )
the words take on a completely meaning if you know the story first.
we are not mind readers after are we lol
viewed, and commented, and clicked,
do i get a brownie point hee hee
far far to deep for me....nit piccy bit the horizon[er if it has one..shows through the body which may not be ideal..but as the whole image is so surreal anyway does it matter....your work has def begun to leave the planet .....you need a gallery.
This image has a poetry all its own. It is melancholy and sad...a human being drifting off into nothingness, dissolving into madness. Excellent and poignant work.
really wonderful & different shot!
mixing ripples,birds and nice colors!
Very striking love the emotion!
thanks every one
apart from the cloths there is actually no sky or foreground to speak of
i made this image like this
i cut pieces of coloured card and scanned them into the computer,
then i smudges the colours together to make the sky, and changes the colour and did the same thing to make the grass,
then i cut out a strange tree shape twisted it and placed it onto the image,
the cloths on the man,
were originally a long dress on a hippy lady i cut and smudges it to look like a Chinese outfit,
then i placed the birds and faded them into the rest of it,
hope all this makes sense,
and just for the purists
no, its not a photograph,
Following up on the thread! Its certainly an intriguing image, made better by the addition of the poem in full, for me it gives the image a depth that it didn't quite have on its own. I like the idea of using poetry as am inspiration and creating an image on the emotions evoked. You could take the same poem, give it to a group of people and every image/photo/artwork produced would be completely different.
Fascinated also by the technique you used, I wouldn't have guessed it! Looking at your portfolio it seems that this 'experiment' sits nicely with the rest of your work. Looking forward to seeing more.
Beautiful - I love image manipulation of this quality. Your PF is also outstanding.
Fine creation !!!
I love those textures! Highly original work with top class expertise.
Just caught up with this one Maureen and it is a super image. I would thank you for giving us the poems.
thank you every one for the comments,
Pete glad you like the poem
Cheers for the extra info Maureen.
I know it's late, but you have taken me into another world with the image and the poem, and I drifted off for a while. I was fascinated to read about your technique and would never have guessed how you produced it.
Well I am even later I love this image readers vote and straight to favorites!Best wishes John
This is ammmaaazing. Pure art, P
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