ornate

prose is architecture and the baroque age is over
― ernest hemingway

AJT_9912-2

our lives are often too ornate?

keepsakes, that are intended to remind us.

of what?

of things, we once did, felt, saw, wanted?

what is a ‘keepsake’?

for whose sake?

what matters is what lies within.

and, often, those ‘keepsakes’ are just, well just

too

ornate?

(and, for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Ornate)

(and, of course, for Lucile’s Photo 101 Rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO6400, f/1.4, 1/125s, minimal edits in lightroom cc and lit by the glowing embers of a real log fire*


WordPress Writing 101 (November 2015): Day 5

34 thoughts on “ornate

  1. I like the poem–and since I now live in very modest quarters, most of my keepsakes are housed in my heart. When connections between the givers of ornate keepsakes are broken, or simply die out, I cannot bear to see the physical items anymore. But that’s just me…

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