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Ulisse

By bliba  
Once in my younger days I sailed the length
of the Dalmation coast. Islets of rock
lilied the surface of the water, perches
for the occasional bird intent on food.
The rocks were slick and algae-draped and bright
as emeralds in the sun, but when high tide
or night concealed them, any sail with wind
would veer toward deeper water to avert
their treachery. And now I am the king
of no manís land. The harbor-lights are lit
for others; I again turn to the sea,
still driven by an unextinguished spirit,
by this excruciating love for life.

Uberto Saba


Tags: Photo journalism Sea Monochrome Italy Negative space Bnw photography Adriatic Sea Triest Uberto Saba

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2537 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2019 8:06PM
A lonely place, when even the horizon is disappearing.
taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
24 Jan 2019 8:51PM
Most beautiful text to compliment this austere and beautiful image!
AlfieK Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2019 9:05PM
Minimalist and quite beautiful GrinGrinGrinGrin
Alfie
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 79 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2019 9:11PM
Love your composition, Oliver. Minimalissimus SmileSmileSmile
Regards
Bill
Vambomarbleye 5 153 14 Scotland
24 Jan 2019 10:26PM
The tray on the side of the seat wants a large redTongue
And I want to sit their and drink it.

And look out.
Brilliant.

Cheers
Alan
leo_nid 5 12
25 Jan 2019 6:54AM
Melancholic Sadness



25 Jan 2019 7:17AM
Another excellent composition Oliver.

JohnSmile
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
25 Jan 2019 8:47AM
Superb minimal compo and such a lovely poem in which I can find myself, Ollie. Thank you for sharing.
25 Jan 2019 8:58AM
Lonely capture well done Oliver.
WesternRed.
Minty805 Plus
6 45 9 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 9:50AM
It's all been said; I can only concur.
Allan
vivdy 11 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 11:01AM
Solitary ....the text is really beautiful , thanks , Viv
25 Jan 2019 11:48AM
Magnificent minimalism, Oliver.

RichardSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
25 Jan 2019 12:35PM
A fine minimalistic capture, Oliver, the horizon and the sky almost merging into one 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
25 Jan 2019 1:12PM
A beautiful use of negative space, a visual poem.
franken Plus
19 5.5k 4 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 1:42PM
Right up my street, Oliver , excellent!

Ken.
Fefe Plus
10 74 41 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 2:40PM
Well I wouldn't fancy sitting on that chair SadSad
Terrific composition!
Diane
Chinga Plus
11 104 3 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 4:23PM
Great mood, excellent image...
Isabel GrinGrin
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
25 Jan 2019 5:56PM
Superb use of negative space, Ollie. A masterly composition.

Malc

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