Image poems

I always enjoy interweaving my photographs and writing, and lately, I’ve been playing around with image poems again. For me, they are the perfect format for a quick dip into poetry, when the return to the classroom has taken a voracious bite out of my available writing time.

sun-kindled spotlight
summer day finale
hydrangea’s swan song

©Molly Hogan

gilded ferns
usher in summer evenings
autumn in the wings

©Molly Hogan

This week’s Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Carol Varsalona at her blog, Beyond Literacy Link. She’s offering a poetic farewell to Summer.

21 thoughts on “Image poems

  1. margaretsmn says:

    I love the “sun-kindled spotlight” and “gilded ferns”, the just right imagery for your amazing images. The play of light is so intriguing.

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  2. Tabatha says:

    “Autumn in the wings” — so clever! I’m glad you are able to snatch a little time for image poems.

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  3. cvarsalona says:

    Molly, your keen sense of using light in your photos is amazing. The photos are beautiful and the word play is a perfect addition.

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  4. Ooh… “autumn in the wings” – such a beautiful way to mark summer’s passing and your images offer fall’s cue

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  5. Karen Edmisten says:

    Oh, these photos are gorgeous. “Sun-kindled spotlight” is the perfect expression of that dappled beauty. Also love “gilded ferns.” And “autumn in the wings” captures that feeling that breezes by me at this time of year, grabbing my attention, full of hint and promise.

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  6. lindabaie says:

    I never tire of your photos, Molly, extraordinary. I guess it is time to write “autumn in the wings”. We had high heat this week, 99 yesterday, & now it’s dropped to the 60’s. I’m ready for cooler but also love my hydrangeas every year and I love your haiku for them!

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Wow, Linda! That’s quite the roller coaster temperature ride! I’ve gotten so much pleasure out of my hydrangea this year–it’s fun to think of you simultaneously enjoying yours. My sister in SC laments that she can’t grow them.

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  7. jama says:

    These are just lovely — beautiful photos and haiku!

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  8. macrush53 says:

    The light in the hydrangea is phenomenal! I too love image photos as a way to dip into poetry. I am looking forward to fall.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Jone. I was sitting at my desk, working, and happened to look up to see the spot-lighted hydrangea. I immediately dropped everything to go try to capture that light.

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  9. maryleehahn says:

    These are your elements — stunning images and words that add a whole new depth.

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  10. Oh those gilded ferns. Love the light in this photo!

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  11. All lovely, the haikus and imagery. I love the “hydrangea’s swan song” I can see the hydrangea swan drifting through the water… And you’ve captured that last dash of wonderfully special light that comes out just before sunset, thanks Molly!

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