Thursday, April 7, 2011

Photograph Prose - When Newness Fades

Photograph Prose is a lovely new web site, and one that some of you might already be familiar with.  The idea behind it is that prose or poetry pieces are matched with photographs from their current gallery of images, a collaboration of the writer and the photographer.

All you have to do to participate is link into their site and register your details.  Once you are registered, you can view their UP Exhibit and submit a prose piece/poem against an image. 

I sent in a poem earlier this week, (a previous poetry bus one) about older relationships.  You can view it HERE on Photograph Prose.

When newness fades,
and years of being take their toll,
when things that matched,
seem less sure,
perhaps you should discard,
replace, or maybe just renew,
by looking close again,
to see what wasn’t obvious before.
Old patterns fade and fabrics wear,
but shape and form,
a solid base,
can ease together,
and once again embrace.


  1. I'd never heard of this site. Looks like just my cup of tea! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Your poem with the image on the site work so beautifully together.

  2. No prob Maire. Thanks TFE, wondering now why I didn't call the blog 120sockadoodles!

  3. I found this very moving. Especially when I read it beside that photo from the photoprose. The idea of "looking close again"...it was a lovely transition and the last lines "a solid base,can ease together,and once again embrace." are beautiful. powerful and gentle. Well done. Really, really liked this and the sentiment behind it.

  4. Thanks Words A Day. I think it is a really lovely site. There is one photo on it that has intrigued me for a while, but I havn't thought of anything connected to it yet! No doubt by the time I do it will be gone, but sure we'll see.

  5. It's all about the foundation...
    Nice poem. Thanks for the heads up about the new site.

  6. Ooh, that's lovely. Must pop over for a look.


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