photo ‘Rainbow’ © Carolyn C. Meltzer 2017
STUNNING VISUALS IN VERSE
CC Meltzer Photography
© Carolyn C. Meltzer, CC Meltzer Photography
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Summer rains divide a languid sky of darkened pallor, winds prevailing
Southerly gasps exhaling downpours, mournful sighs, oppressed relieving
Lakehead waters, cleansing torrents, cloudbursts end as portals open
Seemingly from nowhere appears a ray of sunshine, its brilliant channel of energy filtering down from the heavens above. A heavy mist looms in the air and would soon reveal a mystical arch climbing until it reached the portal, a heavenly gateway to the ultimate promise.
Colors of depth and pastel blend in balance and harmony, a bridge of balance and celestial rising. I sit by the window, gazing in wonder at this spectral rainbow, a magical being. Is it alive in a metaphysical sense or can we reach out and touch it, consumed by its radiance? The passing down of myth and culture span centuries of speculation for this supernatural beauty of hope and connection.
We long to believe, to receive the uplifting spirit of whatever lies beyond the far end of the rainbow. Is this mystical journey a transformation, a pathway of passage as spiritual rising? We are plagued by profound mysteries, the joys, and treasures, the painful cycle of loss and mourning. Is there purpose in this journey and if so what on earth and in Heaven could it possibly be?
A lifetime passes and still, we wait for our presence, the pinnacle ready
Inspirited voice and hymnal prayer, ascent on this mystical journey
Our eminence honored, ultimate glory and passage ceding
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 reading experience is 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.
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