Picture of children playing barefoot in the rain

A Fountain of Youth; poetry, prose, photography

Picture of children playing barefoot in the rain

photo ‘Splash’ © Carolyn Meltzer 2015


(a collaborative series)

CC Meltzer Photography

© Carolyn C. Meltzer, CC Meltzer Photography

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

In this, a continuing series, I am honored and excited to share a collaborative undertaking with gifted Atlanta, Georgia photographer Carolyn C. Meltzer titled ‘Stunning Visuals In Verse’ pairing my own original written verse through the inspiration of Carolyn’s striking photographic images. One of the most fundamental means to enhance poetry’s reader experience is through the pairing of stunning photographic images in a union of compelling and inspired perceptions that only the individual reader can fully embrace.

Discover Carolyn’s extraordinary gift for capturing breathtaking visuals of life and the remarkable beauty of our natural surroundings. I truly felt compelled to present her breathtaking images alongside my poetic verse in a unified representation of creative arts endeavor embracing the extraordinary elements of nature that touch our heart, mind and soul.

To my readers I implore that you visit the website of Carolyn C. Meltzer, linked beneath the accompanying photo or by clicking the image itself, to explore and experience the beauty and wonderment of her subjects through an accomplished camera lens. Share in the emotions and spirit of creative and artistic collaboration through visuals in verse.

Care for and protect our natural environment…our very existence depends on it.

A Fountain of Youth

In wonder I gaze long at photographs which

Poised in the truest elements of time

Capture the essence, the purity

Of life in momentary surrender

Remember the days of childhood laughter

When all would seem right and the world stood still

Our focus sequentially time lapsed and framed

In shades of black on white testimonial


In the heat of summer, hazy days at the pool

Sun showers splatter, cool and cleansing

Relief in a balmy fragrance of renewal

Quenching as chilled water, satiating

As droplets dancing a torrent in bathing

Shimmering stardust, a fountain of youth

And whimsical chatter of little ones playing

In bounty of nature’s sustenance waiting


How fond I remain for days gone by

When simpler times allowed us the freedom

To run, to patter in carefree abandon

Awash in the midst of teaming showers

Delights of the seasons, storm clouds gloaming

A child could be a child to grow in leisure

Precious moments come and gone forever


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© Don MacIver, Author, Poet 2015; All Rights Reserved

LastingImpressionsEditing © 2015

Poetry & Verse © 2015

Author’s Publications © 2015


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