Thursday, June 18, 2009

Life at its best

Life at its best
sometimes consists
of nothing more
than a quiet place -
a cafe, perhaps
where talk is soft
and dreams are woven
in whispered glances
and fingered dances
on tinkly glasses
with lingering looks
and longing sighs
quickly hushed
as chiffoned waitress
shushes by.

Copyright © 2006 & 2009 by Jacob Anson. Image copyright © 2009 by its licensors. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Camera

The sky, the sun
The moon at night.
Mountains, seas,
Birds in flight.
Prairies vast
And city lights.
Decaying barns
Out of sight.

Cathedrals reach up
To the sky
As if they could
The gods appease.
While structures tall,
Broken, small
Sink deep into
The urban sleaze.

And ancient halls
Stand sodden
Beside Roman walls.
Rivers, canyons,
Flora, fauna
All enthrall.

Children garbed
In innocence
Play midst tempting
Men and women
Trod the streets
Harried, happy

The beautiful,
Sordid and sublime
Cohere in fact
And in the mind.
Still...struck by
Our own chimera
We capture life with
The camera.

Copyright © 2009 by Jacob Anson. All rights reserved. Image by Hemera Technologies.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Butterfly

A butterfly alights
On a flower
Silhouetted in
The sky
Where clouds churn
Wild, in disarray
Foaming, spitting
At the dawn
Which threatens
Their pretense
Of power.

Breaking through
A shaft of sun
Pierces as a
Rod of iron
Splitting dark
With shards
Of gold
To reach the
Butterfly in flight
His nimbus
He was right.

Copyright © 2006 & 2009 by Jacob Anson. All rights reserved.
Butterfly photograph cross-posted at Florida Fotos on May 2, 2009

The Golden Blog Award

This beautiful Golden Blog award was given to Creative Confections by Cezar and Leia at We Love Luna. We are grateful and humbled by their generosity and kindness. Please check out their blog for an example of superb creativity surrounded by literate and humorous commentary.

The rules re: this award are:

1. Show the award in the blog.
2. Link back to the blog that tagged you.
3. Pass the award on to 8 blogs you love.
4. Inform the bloggers they have been tagged.

I am passing the award to the following:

1. Juergen Kuehn at Photographie-Lyrik
2. Ciel de Quimper at Versailles Daily Photo
3. Marie Reed at Vintage Postcards
4. Asta at Hyperenergy and Other Obstacles
5. Chris at Chris Photo Nature
6. JM at Oeiras Daily Photo

Honest Scrap Award

Juergen Kuehn at Marburg Daily Photo, has awarded Creative Confections the Honest Scrap Award. This is a great honor, for the Honest Scrap Award is bestowed upon a blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver's opinion, brilliant. The Honest Scrap Award is for bloggers who post from their heart, who oftentimes put their heart on display as they write from the depths of their soul.

It is suggested that recipients provide 10 different ways in which they are honest. I'll leave that to someone else, being a private-type person.

It is also suggested the award be bestowed upon other deserving bloggers, and that I intend to do.

I have chosen the following exemplary blogs for this award:

1. We Love Luna
2. Christopher's Photos
3. Astoria Oregon Daily Photo
4. Tampa Daily Photo
5. Nowy Sacz Daily Photo
6. Merisi's Vienna For Beginners
7. On the m104

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Working Man

Every morning...

He trudged on down
That broken road
Awash in sun's
First light;
His lunch pail
Scratched and dented.

Every night...

He trudged on down
That same old road
Abandoned in
The dark;
To his wife
And to the house he rented.

Copyright 2006 & 2009 by Jacob Anson. All Rights Reserved.
Photo by Lois Anne.