Author Archives: CF

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gloria

        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     […]

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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 […]

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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  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Thanksgiving

        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 […]

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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 […]

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Earthmover

  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  

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Twin Beds

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

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Senorita

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

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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 […]

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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  

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Final Destination

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

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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  

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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 […]