Synergy of Image and Verse.
A photograph is worth a thousand words. Poetry paints word pictures using poetic imagery. On their own, they each are exquisite. Combined they become something else – a powerful composition that blends the best of both.
That is what happens in this book. The author is inspired by the image, and from it, poetry flows to dance and enhance the whole upon the page. Images from the eye of a photographer that translate to the mind of the poet. The wonder here is that both are the same. The photographer is the poet.
Thirty five poetic formats, full page eye-catching photography, poetic techniques are all here for poetry lovers, photo enthusiasts, students, teachers.
Here is an excerpt from poem #14, Bird in Hand, in a Tanka 5-7-5-7-7 format, which goes with the picture on the cover.
A Kestrel’s talons
Are a raptor’s wicked tool,
Have hard sharpened ends.
So follow all safety rules.
They don’t suffer any fools.