On the Size of Cameras, Rhyming Photographs, & Over 50 Years Young

“Ippawards pay tribute to the stunning imagery that can be captured with even the smallest of cameras, reminding us that the person behind the lens plays a significant part in the making of a picture.” 11th Annual iPhone Photography Awards. Open to all iPhone or iPad users worldwide. Deadline 03.31.2018. Snap, and submit.

Photographs can rhyme. See for yourself.

From Poets & Writers Magazine — “a selection of five debut authors over the age of fifty whose first books came out this past year.” Find out their names, and read excerpts from their books.

“tween the land and the skies”

birds-on-the-wire

Copyright 2016 Sasha A. Palmer

‘twas a million places
a million cries
and a million winters
ago
in some ex-ballerina’s
apartment with eyes
in a city bewildered
by snow

‘twas the time that was perched
tween the land and the skies
in a basket of wonder
and willow
tween the yesterday’s hurts
and tomorrow’s goodbyes
rose petals of dawn
on the pillow

‘twas the world that was simple
it spelled you and I
in the hand of a happy
beginner
we would dance on the ceiling
(I don’t recall why)
and upset so the ex-
ballerina

when we left in a hurry
forgetting to pack
our mem’ries
she roused her ire
she arranged our wings
in a neat sky-high stack
pirouetted
and set them on fire

 

©2013 Sasha A. Palmer (aka The Happy Amateur)

Written back in February 2013 in response to Poetics: Leonard Cohen and Place.