raindrops keep falling

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My life is splattered like the edges
of a painting in the rain. Stained
grey days melt all together
for the weather always hesitates
to change.

In truth, I can't complain
like the rest, for the way
I feel when those drops
drive down and smash onto
the glass of my car
is nothing short
of relieved.

I believe that I could be
like a winter storm, dark and
lumbering and seeping
into spring before
my clouds finally break
into powder puff worries
and even those I know
will scurry into the deep blue
of a wild and windy day.

But until then I am content
to rain.

(Poem by me. I have long had a fascination with the way water droplets perch on surfaces, especially skin. One of my Flickr contacts has quite a few of them, this one is my favorite among them. I attempted some of my own shots not too long ago, but it's nearly impossible to do by yourself. Still, it gave me an idea for a diptych.)

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  1. Lars Kristian Boquist 59 months ago | reply

    Incredible nice diptych, great dof and portrait!

  2. drwhimsy 59 months ago | reply

    As always, appreciated!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  3. **Geoff* 59 months ago | reply

    This is fantastic! Perfect expression and of course the shoulder shot is excellent!

  4. manyfires 59 months ago | reply

    *lol* Sorry Aaron and Dan. I replaced the image a couple of times recently after realizing the color was a bit off, for some reason it was altering the date as well. It shouldn't happen again; I'm done editing it.

  5. markofphotography 59 months ago | reply

    Love the eye contact. The delicate, emotive beauty portrayed is outstanding. Very nice work.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

  6. Sarah Afzal 59 months ago | reply

    beautiful portrait

  7. Aaron Courter 59 months ago | reply

    Everything about this inspires me. The light especially ties everything together.

  8. manyfires 59 months ago | reply

    Thanks Aaron!

  9. ` Andrew PL [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called A Portrait Group, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. regulusimages 58 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Artists Coalition, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Mackeson 58 months ago | reply

    ... lovely.

  12. Chromatic Dreams 57 months ago | reply

    Excellent. Beautiful.

  13. tomek... 56 months ago | reply

    wow, very beautiful diptych

  14. joao carvalho 56 months ago | reply

    girl... you got me speechless with this one.... It's just beautifull....

  15. Victor H. Adan 54 months ago | reply

    Great great great !!!!!!!!!

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  17. Artifex Images 44 months ago | reply

    jaw droppingly fantastic...

  18. ///////.... [deleted] 25 months ago | reply

    What a lovely delicate features

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