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    The rain came plunging drenching after drought
    and silence burst as sensual groaning frogs
    released at once from dry encysted sleeps
    began the rhythms sounded so beneath
    the world's first trees. Bromeliads and palms
    embraced their roots in waters filled with songs -
    but long ago. Tonight in twilight I
    am standing at the edge of time and pond,
    peering like a primate at the sounds
    that pulse and surge from shadowed reeds and roots.
    Somehow the blood and feet take up the beat.
    But on the edge of plunging I retreat
    withdrawing from the memories of bones
    to faintly hear, within our walls, their songs. - by Dawn L. C. Miller

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    Dawn, this is a wonderful piece. I love the the way the words flow and the image is a perfect fit. Lovely!
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    A double whammy. A nicely composed image with beautiful lighting accompanied by an exceptional poem. They're wonderful together.
    “ . . . The executional characteristics of the image should not be the first thing you notice when you look at the photograph: you can overdo it. They should support the compositions, but not detract or outweigh it. This is one of the things I don’t like about overdone HDR, Instagram and other photo apps – the processing is so overdone to the point that fundamental compositional structure is overshadowed, and any flaws hidden. You only see the processing, and not the subject.” -- Ming Thien, in What makes an outstanding image? (part 1) on his blog, http://blog.mingthein.com, October 6, 2012

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    Dawn, thank you! The poem is lovely and is perfect with the image. I hope you have more to share
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