Friday, July 8, 2011

A Meditation

After doing some research I have decided that I will probably self publish the "Flower Book" (still working on a good title) with Blurb. This online publisher has been around awhile and has a good reputation.

A couple of months ago I purchased a "Groupon" for $45 worth of Blurb publishing that expired on Wednesday. I decided to use this to create a rough draft of the book. It ships next week, so I will keep you posted...........

While working on one of the introductory pages, I was searching for words to explain what I experienced and loved about photographing flowers. A poem emerged. I am not sure where it came from because I don't think I have written one since high school, but here it is, in all it's "rough draft" glory:

©2011 Dianne Poinski

A Meditation

I lose myself in the beauty of flowers

The clock no longer matters

Light illuminates and enters my soul

The shutter clicks, satisfaction lingers

Joy and passion

I am happy


  1. Lovely, Dianne.

  2. Beautiful poem...and you go girl!!

  3. Dianne--I love how your art and the craft of your art have moved you to words. The poem and the book seem a natural response, a kind of filling up and spilling over of all you have done in the darkroom and the easel. The flower is luscious--hope to see it Saturday!

  4. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the support and encouragement. May really need it in the coming weeks........

  5. Wow, Dianne, beautiful poem and image. The words are very evocative of your work.

    How exciting too that the rough draft of your book is on the way!

  6. Thank you! Yes - the rough draft should be delivered this week!