Message unopened

Message unopened

It’s
impossible
to capture
this wave
of emotion —
I am but
a bottle afloat
in an ocean —
message
unopened.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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19 Responses to Message unopened

  1. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    …until the right time comes…

  2. I like your poems and the way that you are able to communicate with so few words. If I may ask, are you using a particular form? Your form is too long for Haiku or Tanka. I’m asking because I’m trying to learn to write more sparingly.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m surprised to say that when I opened my Twitter account last July and started writing 140 character “micropoems,” my style changed significantly. I used to write long, drawn out poems and now my writing is more succinct. Since my photos inspire my poetry, I believe that a picture is worth more with a dozen carefully selected words than 1,000 words. A poem must be precise like paint applied with just the right sweep of color on canvas. The viewers must be given time to soak in the visual poetry and words act as a springboard or prompt for their imagination, not a substitute. Hopefully this makes sense. I’ve only just started writing Haikus and like the challenge of three lines and 17 syllables. Much of my poetry is free verse, but I also enjoy concrete poetry as well. Have a wonderful day, Debbie, and keep up the great work on your blog πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  3. darkroomdiva says:

    You truly are a great photographer, and you inspire me to become better at my own photography. XD Thank you for liking my latest post!

    • Thank you kindly! You are most welcome…it’s my pleasure πŸ™‚ My hobbies are photography and poetry but I am by no means a professional. Photography is all about capturing the moment and seeing life in a new light. I use my iPhone with macro, fisheye and telephoto lens attachments. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  4. sandraconner says:

    This is so beautiful — and powerful.

    • Thank you, Sandra! Glad you enjoyed it, my friend πŸ™‚ This older photo of mine fit the poem perfectly because the rock formation looks like a bottle afloat in the ocean! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  5. wow, really like this one!!! gonna reblog! πŸ™‚

  6. Reblogged this on Shards Of DuBois and commented:
    really love this one, and this site is wonderful, if you haven’t checked it out yet! πŸ™‚

  7. lumar1298 says:

    Oh… Lovely poem…

  8. ahsamon says:

    Wow, your poetry and photos are so beautiful, Tyler! It’s amazing how so few words can evoke such great emotion. You’re quite talented! Looking forward to future posts. Thanks for finding me. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, my friend! I greatly appreciate your kind words πŸ™‚ The holy grail of poetry is to say more with less, to fit the mood with just the right words & images. My poems/photos are meant to prompt the reader’s thoughts but not replace them. Being succinct is a delicate balance between what is written and unwritten. I look forward to following your blog as well. Hope you have a wonderful week!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  9. as clean as a wave itself–breaking at just the right moment…so…ride’able! Also: nice new pic of you.

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