Treasure Island

Yvette Marina Nario

(11/16 / NEW YORK, NEW YORK)

ODE TO A PiCtUrE


ODE To A PiCtUrE

Flash-

A Picture
One dimensional in size
Captures an
Image
A moment
in
Time-

A Picture
Works a
Miracle
And makes
Time-
Stand still-
Time-
Moves
As quickly as the
Wind
Is blocked
And made
Frozen
Constant
And
Still-

For One to
Admire a moment,
An Image which
Appears in Different
Shades of
Light…

A Picture
Brings back an
Emotion which
Pumps right through
The Heart-
A sensitive
Delicacy –
Often uncontrolled
And driven on its own
Can be ruled
And triggered
By a Flash-
A speck
Of
Light
With shattering
Colors-
Red,
Blue
And
Green…

A Picture
Not to be measured
In Space but more so
In Time

As it
Sits
Still-

Captured
In
An
Instant
Each
Image
Is
Traced
And
Held
Together
With
Shinny
Little
Sentiments…
Composed
As
Each
Expression
Is made
Visible
At the Palm
Of
One’s
Hand

Held-
Constant
Age less
Memories
Flow
Through
And
Begin to
Sing-
Of
What
Was-

Flash-

A Picture-

Whether it be
Darkness
Or
Lightness
Detections of different states of mind are seen
Emotional sensation in every bodily part
Tell truths of what has been-

A picture
Is cherished
And
Passed down the line-
To take part in the Memories
Once
Lived-

Submitted: Monday, March 01, 2010
Edited: Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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  • Sandra Feldman (8/24/2014 1:10:00 PM)

    Your poem to a picture is very original and done in a most artistic and poetic way.
    .A picture captures time and hold it there forever.
    Thanks for having described the life of a picture so well!
    Enjoyed.10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (5/11/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    Truly beautiful! I tried to imagine all those beautiful/or sad memories that are captivated into a flash-picture-that will live forever into our hearts.
    Thank you for sharing.
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Seale (5/10/2013 5:56:00 PM)

    Yvette, As I read your words... all of them, this piece struck a chord with me, for you see... I am a writer and a photographer. I live through my words and my photographs, though, very few have experienced my artistic view from my eyes, through the lens of my camera I speak. A Southwestern sunset or sunrise... the hawk on the wing, the deset canyon dam, with it's stone steps leading to nowhere... A dead and decaying coyote... the little girl with captivating eyes... it's my world, and yet, only one such as you would understand.
    -Great Ink here...as well as your others.; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Adnan Khalifeh (3/11/2010 9:02:00 AM)

    You have made an amazing smart approach ………….But, can we really hold the time? Can pictures help us to keep our beloved, our places or our occasions? ……Anyway, a picture might be like a silent friend trying hopelessly to bring us back the life of our precious moments & memories………..
    Adnan, (Report) Reply

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