"To perceive is to suffer." - Aristotle

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Annabel Lee

This is a poem i just found out about today whilst reading in a poetry book. It is by the all famous Edgar Allen Poe. It is pure genius taking the form of words. I figured I'd share.

Annabel Lee
By: Edgar Allen Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe

Monday, March 8, 2010

Flattered Film

Hello, it tis I again. Christopher if you hadn't remembered.. So today I spent the majority of the day shooting photographs. And not digital! I shot on an old 35mm. Oh how i love to do this. (Did i mention how beautiful of a day it was?? 50 degrees, sunny, MMM) In total I shot 108 photographs. Including the 3 or 4 from last nights festivities. Many of them being average amateur shots. But amongst the collage of pictures, were a few that stuck out, at least in my opinion. So I am here to share. :). It was a good day :).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chairs and Tables of a Time Forgotten.

Time: 11:40 Post Meridian Date: 3-3-10 Reason for posting: I feel like it. Discussion: As I lay in this dark room my thoughts start to fade into the black. Soon my thoughts will become nothing more than surreal thoughts. In turn those will become dreams. Dreams I may or may not remember. I can hear my heart beats pulsating in my ear as though there was someone continually beating a bass drum. Perhaps I should stop stating the obvious, and come up with something meaningful to debate. Well while this not really be a debate, more of my oppinion I'd like to share.. Whilst in Jamaica I noticed a trend.. no not the trend of everyone being black.. it was a trend that I used to follow but after getting caught up in day to day anxieties, I lost my cool. This was the trend that even though the people didn't have much they were content and for the most part happy. They went with the flow, they let it roll. Despite their circumstances. I love this culture. I mean, of course there is a time to realize the seriousness of a matter, but we shouldn't let this life overwhelm us.. In due time, all will pass. So why get caught up on little bumps in our path? We should be content with what we have, because somewhere someone has less than us. Yes.. if you are reading this, that means you have access to the internet.. there are some who wouldn't even be able to read this.. lets face it.. we have a lot. Even in these troubling times.. so we should not let these stressful last days of old get us down.. its not worth it. Our deliverance is soon at hand. And with that I will sign out and let my thoughts drift on to dreams. Night. Time: 12:00 Ante Meridian.