These short poems & quasi-essays are experiments & explorations. I also merge pictures and text to create a third meaning from the two. Like Nietzsche I want to say in 30 words or less what others take hundreds to say. I am both a photographer and a writer and my visual and written work have been widely published. Text, design & research by me, Rick Doble unless otherwise noted. Images are from commons.wikimedia.org unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Winter Solstice Poem, December 21, 2016
Winter Solstice Poem
For people of the North
this is the key moment
when the Sun lingers for a week
on the edge of darkness
Today we celebrate with lights
-- a long held tradition --
to coax the Sun back from its gloom
revealing that our feelings
are much more ancient
than we realize
Christmas lights are now the traditional way to mark the end of the year -- but come from our ancient traditions.