Beauty in Sorrow

Meltzer_Infinite Grief

photo by Carolyn Meltzer, photographer, Atlanta, Georgia

Infinite Grief

A continuation in the ‘Stunning Visuals in Verse’ series of photographic artistry and poetic verse…



CC Meltzer Photography

© Carolyn C. Meltzer, CC Meltzer Photography

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Sitting here in the solitude of earthly confinement as

weathered pebbles upon endless shores

Wave upon endless wave as a cleanse to

sadness in healing of heartache on wearied souls

Washes over the mind and body relinquished

as tears in their falling immortal, renouncing

Loved ones pass in destined finality, a storybook ends

and another begins


Gentle froth of incoming swell of memories as

dreams in a curlicue, solemnity flows

The likeness of upsurge and constant reminder

a hardship of remembrance in days of sorrow

Troubled and restless nights where conscience

weighs heavy in the burden of questions unsettled

Bereavement reveals in the texture of colors as

emotions and mourning; a place of sanctuary


 These days of never-ending reminder

cast shadows of longing, faint whispers goodbye

As clouds in their moonlit bathe drifting silent and

solemn, slip away to the darkness of night

Your voice, heart and soul in everlasting

peace and serenity, enduring

Respond to my anguish and comfort my waking

and I walk in your presence eternal

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.

© Don MacIver 2016; All Rights Reserved


2 thoughts on “Beauty in Sorrow

  1. Hi Don, your words are beautiful as ever and Carolyn’s photo is, as well; they both make a great combination for a “storybook’s ending and beginning.” The ocean and its songs have a way of inspiring artists in many facets. Have a wonderful weekend, Lauren


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