Considering Words and Image

Stream of Thought

Visiting some photography-based blogs reminded me of the poetic potential of image.  This is going to be something I explore and play with. 

Apart from the linear stringing together of words alone, and the mosaic or slide show presentation of images, there is the pairing of word and image.

Michele, an art school friend, and I have had many discussions on this topic, along with some collaborative experiments.  We usually concluded that image may often have too much say over a poem that it otherwise open to a myriad of impressions and interpretations.

Likewise, when I attempt even to title a photograph, I’m concerned that it may unintentionally narrow the viewer’s openness to seeing it any number of ways.

The discussion goes on.




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