Poetry in Motion, All That I Adore

I’m a big fan of poetry and taking photographs. I’ve always felt that poetry allows us the chance to temporarily close the door on the dullness of our lives, and open up the window for fresh air that sweeps in with a cool breeze. Poetry has the ability to lift our spirits, pulling us into a deeper comprehension of life and how we exist in it. In many ways, it illuminates a different view of life, while expanding simplicity into thought-provoking rhythms. Photography can do the same thing, except visually. Like poetry, photography is a form of creative expression that can challenge the eye and mind, and there is no right or wrong way to do it.

I’m not a professional photographer, but I like to think I have an eager eye for capturing a moment—like the one seen above from Niagara Falls three years ago. And because of my love for both subjects, I uploaded some photographs I’ve taken from over the years during my roadtrips in the Midwest and walks around town, and set them aside beautiful lines from some of the best poems in literary history—like the one seen above, labeled with 17th century English author and politician, Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress”.

Below is the gallery from my Flickr account, and though the captions with poetry lines do not show up in the slideshow, be sure to check them out if you’re keen on poetry like me. They can be found over here.

PHOTOGRAPH SEEN ABOVE AND FLICKR SET: CREDIT, TANIA HUSSAIN
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3 comments

  1. Tania, this was a beautiful post. We share a love of poetry and photography…I can see why you and my daughter are such good friends. Your photos with the captions were truly inspiring–insight into the places you’ve been and what they meant to you. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much Debra! And you’re very welcome—I’m happy to hear you liked the post so much. I’m hoping to update the set frequently, especially with spring upon us and being able to hit the open road with my trusty camera. Poetry and photography have always gone hand-in-hand for me, becoming my little escape into another realm. Glad to hear we share another common interest!

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