In the southwestern part of the United States this past summer has been very severe! When the first day of fall arrived this past week, it was a welcome event. However, here in Phoenix, we are still getting daytime temperatures over 100 degrees.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
One never knows when, or where from, the next idea for a poem will be found. Recently I met up an e-mail friend when she and her husband came to town to visit relatives. In the course of the conversation, my friend mentioned a photo she had seen of a man and a boy that she liked very much.
When I first saw the cemetery photo with the eagle perched on one of the gravestones I was emotionally moved. Little did I know that the photo would become famous overnight and attract worldwide attention! After I wrote my poem and posted it on this blog, I did some research. I found an article, written by Jon Tevlin of the Star Tribune, which gave the details of the photo along with the photographer name. Here is a link to that article:
Mr. Tevlin has since published an update which tells of the mounting interest for the photo. Here is the link to that update:
In the update, it was mentioned that someone had written a poem based on the photo. Do you want to guess who that person was? I did send Mr. Tevlin a copy of my poem.
Stay tuned for more developments on this story. . . . . . .
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
The title of today’s poem, Le Paysan, is French for “peasant.” In
, a peasant is treated with dignity and is respected as a fellow worker. The photo that prompted my poem was taken by Kristin Espinasse, a writer and photographer extraordinaire. The picture was part of a story she wrote on her blog, French Word-A-Day. Going to Kristin's website and reading her story will help you understand what my poem is trying to say. France