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.