Polaroid Poetry (photogra---)

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    The relationship between what exists of the unseen and the images that are created in one's mind via the written word (when it pertains to the photograph, the photographer and the camera); the like and dislike-ness of an image; the obscure, the observance, the 'is' and 'isn't' between the possibilities of an image being discovered via language, and how an image's "reality" is forced elsewhere, for psychological means. Distant memories. Anti-photography as a kind of "what if"?

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    1. mistubako 56 months ago | reply

      this is really great works,D!

    2. Ana.Caldas 56 months ago | reply

      wow!!! i'm so happy for you my friend!!! I want to buy this book!!!!! what an honor!!! congrats Derrick!!!!

    3. e.pic 56 months ago | reply

      these are amazing.

    4. Opal in the rough 56 months ago | reply

      i want to kiss these on the neck.

    5. inigo enico 56 months ago | reply

      jason
      australia
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      type
      speaks
      of
      for its self
      written anywhere for ,
      written

    6. Dead Air 56 months ago | reply

      I'm speechless. Your poetry has spoken and I'm just sitting here listening over and over.

      It mixes perfectly with the sounds of the surf outside too.

    7. Elena Gal 56 months ago | reply

      the way i used to
      play

    8. maria_von_cover 56 months ago | reply

      the expression HIDDEN UNORTHODOX JACKPOT is somehow the most striking of all here)

    9. Jayna 56 months ago | reply

      brilliant idea, and even more amazing poetry.

      (any chance of me getting a print, or the files to print these myself too?)

    10. DerrickT 56 months ago | reply

      Seriously, I cannot thank you all
      enough for the kind words/compliments here!

      Honestly, I was completely elated the entire time --
      there was never anything of which to connect all of
      this with (except perhaps my heart?), other than the
      fact that sometimes I feel things within me howling,
      and they are bubbling at the surface, and this had
      been on my mind for a while, and I was finally able to
      put forth the energy to actually get it all out of me.

      I cannot really explain how it feels to be hyper-alive in
      my world, but it's incredible! I think that many of you can
      relate -- we all have a way of dealing with our own sparks
      and things, but there are times, especially when I am
      lying down at night, when I suddenly become sensitive
      to everything that is around me, to the point where
      everything seems larger than it really is, and the
      overhead fan seems to swirl in fast-slow motion
      (as if it were 50 feet wide) and how my own thoughts
      seem to be producing an energy of their own to the
      point where it is feeding off of everything around me,
      and I am overly-sensitive to it all at this time.
      There are instances, too, where I can hear insects
      outside, sounding as if they are 10 feet tall --very loud,
      and many times I can actually HEAR dust landing
      on things. All of this is quite true. Everything tends
      to lose its sense of familiarity, perhaps because I am
      in the dark, because this is the only time that it occurs
      (and usually when I am lying on the right side of my body).

      All of that isn't beside the point, though, if you are
      wondering, because I believe it may have affected
      these poems, if only 1.5%, but I am just thinking
      about how since the US dollar isn't so
      "almighty" anymore -- perhaps one will
      turn to poetry, since it has been mightier to me than
      any currency. Imagine if we could merely pay for things
      with poems; imagine if their value were worth more
      than just a blank page (since many people consider
      poems to be useless, but do not realize that the
      chair they are sitting in is a poem, as well, and was
      probably once a tree, or whatever the case), and
      actually, maybe that wouldn't be such a good thing
      after-all. Poems are everywhere, but people tend to
      equate a "poem" with words that are
      written/pasted somewhere -- but most everything
      is a poem; it is just difficult for certain people to
      grasp their minds around this idea, because you
      have to really put forth the effort to understand that
      poetry is more than just words, more than just text,
      more than what you could ever imagine, but can
      find it most everywhere you look.

      Jayna: Oh, yes! I am flattered, truly!
      Send me your email address and I shall send
      you linkers. I am so happy that you like them
      enough to want them as a print!

    11. [ CK ] 56 months ago | reply

      you are always thinking my friend.... always thinking.... thinking

    12. Pamela Drouin 55 months ago | reply

      I am taken aback by your beautiful new work - and so happy to hear that you have a book coming out! I am so excited for you!

    13. DerrickT 50 months ago | reply

      CK, loveandbuttons and Pamphile, thank you three -- as late as this seems, but better late than never, and I am quite appreciative of the kind words, as always.

      The book has yet to come out. I am still waiting for the publishers to contact me about its 'release date', which I had thought would be in late 2009, but was then halted for a later release for (hopefully) sometime this year. I am excited about it. Hopefully people will be interested in purchasing it.

      In the meantime, here are my poetry sites where my work is showcased:

      My newer site, "Lispy Whispers":

      lispywhispers.blogspot.com/

      and of course, my older site, "Hebesphenomegacorona":

      poetryzine.motime.com/

    14. Jenelle Marie 48 months ago | reply

      you have a beautiful mind. i love your use of words/poetry in your pictures. truly wonderful.

    15. DerrickT 48 months ago | reply

      Jenelle: You are too kind! Thank you for the visit/compliment!

    16. Abbey Koczur 47 months ago | reply

      Truly truly beautiful. I can't forgive myself for never clicking on this, honestly.

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