Sunday, September 27, 2009

Capturing the ghost of experience

Having seen what I loved;
having loved what I saw --
does that then mean
I need to somehow
capture, or share?
To shoot,
or not to shoot;
to keep or toss
an image reminiscent
of a perfect morning
or a joyful friendship --
all these questions must be asked
if the work is ever to be more
than just a simple acquisition:
Been there, done that, took the photo...
And if you asked, "What did you really see?"
What would I say?
How can we separate
what is known from what is seen?
And is it true -- what O'Donohue says --
That transience makes a ghost of experience?

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1 comment:

Maureen said...

Transience may make a ghost of experience but what you see with your heart and what you hold in your heart stay there.