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Swan Song

Posted by
ANN (poems) and DULCIE (photos) (Danville CA, United States) on 2 October 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

This is Ann, our poet, who has been
so obsessively chasing her own tail
in recent weeks she is at risk
for turning into a duggly ukling.
Ann and her mate are moving their
nest from San Mateo all the way
across the Bay to Walnut Creek.
Oh, the feathers are flying;
they’ve gone quite mad!

Dulcie, our photographer, craves
free time to focus on and with her
camera, experimenting with light
and shadow, texture and color--
which may or may not cause poems.
Plus she is probably a bit weary of
trying to pluck poems from her poet
while Ann is on the floppy fly with
poetic words and ideas arriving few
and far between for now.

So for the present time, we two
WordPictures collaborators are putting
our blog on hiatus.
But please don’t h(i)ate us.
We welcome your cards, letters, e’s
and comments begging us for more!

NIKON D90 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 320 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

bernard from United States

Ce n'est qu'un Aurevoir
Merci pour les jolis precedents poemes.
The above is in French.......
Hava a great move. "Motion" is always good when we have it.

2 Oct 2009 9:57am

Cecile Langelier from United States

Ann, I continue to be inspired by the way you take care of yourself and focus on what is most important....when you notice that "feathers are a flying".

2 Oct 2009 4:27pm

Renee from San Mateo (and staying!), United States

I'll be anxously awaiting the next time a picture begs for a poem or vice versa. You two are genious together and and provided many a smile or giggle. Thank you, thank you.

2 Oct 2009 8:49pm

Mary Ann Weisberg from San Mateo, United States

I hear you --------i am hoping to catach a feathr or two as it floats up and away and hopefully my way.------------Loved this interlude from the frenzie-----------ox------------mary ann

3 Oct 2009 12:27am

Lisa from United States

...until next time then! Peace!

3 Oct 2009 1:28am

Betsy from United States

I love the photo and I love this poem. Keep us posted, dear Ann, and let us know the location of your new nest when you land across the Bay. Best wishes. Betsy

5 Oct 2009 3:30am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

In sports there is such a thing as...time out : ]

31 Oct 2009 6:40am

@ordinaryimages: You understand perfectly....

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A superb framing! to see the beautiful curve of her neck!

12 Nov 2009 7:17pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

oh, i didn't see this...ok...take that needed time...but come back when you can...i thought your team effort was a good one...hey, did you see that book/cd done with lou reed and hmmm, i forget his name some european illustrator,(me bad)...collaborations are good...just saw this info last night on 'arte'...a cultural news program here in france and germany...

25 Nov 2009 8:40am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Captured very well... this is a wonderful photo.

15 Jul 2010 1:54am


1/500 second
ISO 320
450 mm (35mm equiv.)