Life As Image

January 21, 2019

If you have ever wondered what it might be like to be a professional news photographer, then you will enjoy the bio/retrospective of Desmond Boylan in The New York Times.

All images copyright Desmond Boylan. Plenty more in the article.

 

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Image: Arrow Lake From The Leland

January 21, 2019


Poem: Finger Painting

January 21, 2019

 

 

It was a spontaneous gesture

— unplanned, unexpected

completely out of place

compared to her routine liquid grace —

but one that cannot be erased.

 

Her aura, the gentle appearance;

soft natural makeup,

the smart marquisette frock,

the deliberately misplaced lock

of hair;  her exact air was grazed

 

in that simple moment of caution

released and disentrenched.

The extended finger,

— erect, phallic, rude — didn’t linger;

but he felt it to whom it was raised.