Black Poetry : VISUAL AND NON-VISUAL DIARIES

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  1. RonPrice

    RonPrice New Member MEMBER

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    During the years 1927 to 1936 an American photographer, Ansel Adams, became one of the most beloved figures in American photography. He began to slow down in his late fifties,1 but continued to work for another quarter century. When he died in 1984 he had become the first mass-marketed fine arts photographer in the world. He was obsessed by photography and worked everyday, all day, unless he was sick. -Ron Price with thanks to “Ansel Adams: Part 2,” ABC TV, 10:50-11:45 p.m. 11 December 2005.

    I, too, slowed down about the same age
    as you, lost the big urge, the endless drive,
    the sine qua non that had kept my nose
    to the proverbial grindstone as long as
    your nose was down and at ‘em, I suppose
    about 30 to 40 years depending on how
    you define and describe the time, the years.

    I, too, had a wife like yours, well two,
    both good women they were and are,
    but it took me--as it took you--years
    to work out a modus operandi in Latin
    or modus vivendi. In the long run
    it was a rock of stability, steadiness,
    practicality so I could pursue,
    in the caverns of my creativity
    and its tracery, its skimming
    flickerings of light, the several
    imperative interests, the types of
    revelation that became part of
    my very creative structure.

    And so it was that in our late fifties
    we moved the goal posts and went
    on with our obsessions, but in a form
    more suited to our needs, aspirations
    and capacities-with an aesthetic
    imbued with emotion, to create
    works that went beyond their subjects
    and captured an inspired moment,
    as a reminder of experience, in a diary
    of sorts, yours visual and mine of words.

    Ron Price
    December 12th 2005
     
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    Tantrum Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Beautiful
    I will have to research
    Much love poet
    Oh forgot
    Yes welcome to The Poetic haven
    We are very embraced by this-believe!!
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I want to thank you for feeding us with your knowledge of his work, and poeticly sharing the comparisons between the two of you. Must have inspired you all the more to learn of someone like Ansel Adams. Awaiting to read more from you, and, welcome to Destees.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    tyte joint thankz for sharing
    welcome to destee.com poetic playground
    welcome to the family of peace & respect
     
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