This week I took part in a Leica-run online seminar on “Poetry and Photography”, presented by Olaf Willoughby. It was a fascinating session with an assignment to go out and create photos that would be our interpretation of a poem (we had two to choose from). Here is one of my attempts (and the poem is below).
St Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire, May 2020
I Live My Life In Growing Orbits
– Rainer Maria Rilke
I live my life in growing orbits
which move out over the things of the world.
Perhaps I can never achieve the last,
but that will be my attempt.
I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,
and I have been circling for a thousand years,
and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or a storm,
or a great song.
(Translated by Robert Bly)
Now over to all of you. Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings.
I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title of six words – and then create around that the post that you desire! Perhaps in bunches of 6 words if you’re feeling inspired.
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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 23 May 2020
Posted as part of Six Word Saturday