Polaroid Poetry (photogra---)

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"?

  • mistubako 6y

    this is really great works,D!
  • Ana.Caldas 6y

    wow!!! i'm so happy for you my friend!!! I want to buy this book!!!!! what an honor!!! congrats Derrick!!!!
  • e.pic 6y

    these are amazing.
  • Opal in the rough 6y

    i want to kiss these on the neck.
  • Jason Novak 6y


    for its self
    written anywhere for ,
  • Lew (tomswift) Holzman 6y

  • Ricardo Wang 6y

    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.
  • Elena Gal 6y

    the way i used to
  • Masha Danova 6y

    the expression HIDDEN UNORTHODOX JACKPOT is somehow the most striking of all here)
  • Mei Ying Chan 6y

    brilliant idea, and even more amazing poetry.

    (any chance of me getting a print, or the files to print these myself too?)
  • Derrick Tyson 6y

    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!
  • [ CK ] 6y

    you are always thinking my friend.... always thinking.... thinking
  • ❉loveandbuttons 6y

    i adore you.
  • Pamela Drouin 6y

    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!
  • Derrick Tyson 5y

    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":


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

  • Jenelle Marie 5y

    you have a beautiful mind. i love your use of words/poetry in your pictures. truly wonderful.
  • Derrick Tyson 5y

    Jenelle: You are too kind! Thank you for the visit/compliment!
  • Jenelle Marie 5y

  • Abbey Koczur 5y

    Truly truly beautiful. I can't forgive myself for never clicking on this, honestly.
  • Andrew Gilliland 3y

    very nice D
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