marsowords is  about connecting—finding variation and resemblance—between words, images, ideas, and people.

A summary thought

Aren’t we a life-long blend of so many things we cannot fully describe?

Isn’t every person, every home, a different micro-culture?

Communicating with anyone can be a sort of cross-cultural exchange.

A lifelong question—how to find the words. To understand and be understood.
To find understanding, even outside of words.


I post as marso.


Words and images posted at marsowords, unless otherwise credited, are by me.

This blog began as a place for poetry, then grew to include images, which, unless otherwise noted, are not altered with digital software, except for cropping, grouping, some color and white balance adjustments and softening of minor distractions.

To catch what else I’m doing visually, you can also visit See Diving.

When? Why?

I have always been engaged in art, writing  and music. In pursuit of exploring possibilities, I began blogging experimentally to see where it may lead.  Your responses are welcomed feedback!!


I live in the Bay Area of California. I used to travel a lot, adapting to other cultures.  Now I rarely travel far from home.
Photography helps me enjoy what I most loved about traveling: feeling awake and aware , curious, open, unafraid.


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Copyright & Sharing notice

© Marso, marsowords, 2013-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is  prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Marso and marsowords  with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Even when simply sharing words or images from marso, please include a note of attribution to marsowords.



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    • Yes, I remember—your red leaves (version 1 & 2)! I’ve now had a chance to look further, and I’m enjoying what I find at Move the Chair! We seem to have a similar interest in noticing the “everyday” or what I call in some posts “architecture of the ordinary”. By the way, I really like your clothesline banner photo! Keep posting your daily finds on the blogsline! :) I hope to check back later!


  1. ….to understand… to be understood… sometimes in the same language you can’t be understood and sometimes in different languages you can be understood… Everything is being an experience actually at the end and also a big collection of the memories…. Anyway, I am so glad to meet with you and with your blog. Thank you, Blessing and Happiness, love, nia



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