Author Archives: CF


Blaze of Glory

            I saw in a vivid way how the whole universe was made up of particles of material which, no matter how dull and lifeless they might seem, were nevertheless […]


Soap Bubbles

    Who would not be filled with a tender carelessness, seeing with what ease they leave us, these sighs that wash their hands.   From “The Migration of Powers” The Complete French Poems of […]


Time Piece

          We fray into the future, rarely wrought Save in the tapestries of afterthought. More time, more time. Barrages of applause Come muffled from a buried radio. The Newyear bells are […]


Reflections on New Year’s Eve

      The world above in the world below, (And a million worlds are but as one) And the One in all; as the sun’s strength so Strives in all strength, glows in all […]



        Angels we have heard on high Sweetly singing o’er the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strains   Gloria, in excelsis Deo Gloria, in excelsis Deo     […]


Window Dressing

      Where is the serene length, it is there and a dark place is not a dark place, only a white and red are black, only a yellow and green are blue, a […]


Fresh Tea

        There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.   Portrait of a Lady Henry James  


Holiday Gift Idea

    ‘Take some more tea,’ the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.   ‘I’ve had nothing yet,’ Alice replied in an offended tone, ‘so I can’t take more.’   ‘You mean you can’t […]


News: Snacker

    I eat my peas with honey; I’ve done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny, But it keeps them on the knife.   Anonymous The Random House Book of Poetry […]


News: Georgia

        The abstraction is often the most definite form for the intangible thing in myself that I can clarify in paint.   Georgia O’Keeffe           My sticky note […]



        This Thanksgiving, my gratitude is extended to all the teachers, reviewers, jurors, gallery owners, and other supporters who have helped advance my photography career. I will always be grateful to each […]


Crying Wolf

          Some winter nights impel us to take in Whatever lopes outside, beastly or kind . . . We dream there is no ravening or guile And take it kindly of […]



  Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness, Bareheaded, Shoveling, Wrecking, Planning, Building, breaking, rebuilding . . .   “Chicago” Carl Sandburg  


Twin Beds

        Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?   “A Dream Within a Dream” Edgar Allan Poe  



                The dancer’s body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul.   Isadora Duncan  


Screamin’ Demon

    Horatio says ’tis but our fantasy, And will not let belief take hold of him Touching this dreaded sight, twice seen of us; Therefore I have entreated him along With us to watch […]


Street Vendor

              With shadows I draw worlds, I scatter worlds with shadows. I hear the light beat on the other side.   “This Side” Octavio Paz  


Final Destination

        Where are you heading? Everything is already here. . . . Your destination waits where you left it.   “You Drive in a Circle” Ted Hughes  


Autumn Leaves

        No year is twice the same, or has occurred Before. . . . Not a leaf Repeats itself, we only repeat the word.   “Canaan” Muriel Spark  


Shift Work

      The fundament is shifted by a hairsbreadth; What next we hear May be the crack of doom– Or be, instead, [The r]esurrection horn blowing full A.   “The Fundament Is Shifted” Abbie […]