Youth’s Butterfly, a poem (SUKMA XII 2008, Terengganu)

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    Youth’s Butterfly
    Our youth
    Like some ineffable butterfly
    Flits about in our memories, dreams, reflections
    At times, as real as any dream can be
    Always, midstream between the familiar and unknown

    The older faces about us tell stories
    Going past the point butterflies can go
    Places no words can reach
    Spaces outside the universe we’ve grown to love
    Placeless realities no eyes can ever see

    Somehow, we start over again before we end
    Revisiting, remembering our beginnings
    Hoping our memories help us hold on
    Somehow anchor us in the shifting sand
    Trickling through life’s hourglass

    We seem to sense the futility
    Of holding onto what only visits
    Like the sun in summer
    Like the butterfly in the garden
    That disappears as quickly as it arrived

    By Don Iannone, a poet and a very precious friend
    August 26, 2008.

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    Men 100 meters Butterfly Stroke: SUKMA is a multi-sports competition or ‘Mini Olympics’ that involves young and budding athletes. It is held every 2 years, and this year its held in Terengganu.

    The official Malaysia National Sports website

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    Gears: Nikon D50 and Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
    Location: SUKMA XII (2008), Batu Burok Swimming Complex, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

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    1. Jaclyn Teh .. 77 months ago | reply

      Ah..semalam gambar motobike..hari ini Berenang..interesting picture u put in..Have a nice day..kawan dari Terengganu..

    2. arndsan アーンド さん 77 months ago | reply

      wow, very close to the action

    3. AnnDee72 77 months ago | reply

      pergh!! mantap seh!!

    4. louistib 77 months ago | reply

      Super nice action shot
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    5. The Muffin Man 77 months ago | reply

      Great angle, wonderful colour!

    6. rèi 77 months ago | reply

      great action there!
      nice catch

    7. *~Tammy~* 77 months ago | reply

      Awesome capture! Have a great Friday! :)

    8. matteoprez 77 months ago | reply

      fantastic timing, wonderful colours. Top notch photography.

    9. saicode 77 months ago | reply

      great work!

    10. Chris (archi3d) 77 months ago | reply

      Magnificent serie with swimmers.
      Great focus, details and work on colors.
      I am a fan.

    11. Stathis Tzouvaras 77 months ago | reply

      Great Action shot !!
      Amazing !!!!!!!!

    12. Davey S 77 months ago | reply

      stunning capture!

    13. ▪ Paul Blanchard ▪ 76 months ago | reply

      Very nicely done. This is one of the first time i see this kind of picture on flickr ! Cool ! The colours, the depth of field, the character's head give a lot to the shot. Good work. Fave.

    14. amirask 76 months ago | reply

      fantastic shot!

    15. supacrush 69 months ago | reply

      i like these vibrant colours.

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