Poetic Imagery: Fine art analog photography by Anne Silver
“How to be a Poet
(to remind myself)
Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet.
You must depend upon
affection, reading, knowledge,
skill—more of each
than you have—inspiration
work, growing older, patience,
for patience joins time
Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.
Shun electric wire.
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensional life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.”
― Wendell Berry, Given
This is equally true for artists, as well as poets.
Anne is a member of The 12.12 Project, a women's instant photography collective.
Owner of Pryme Editions instant photography magazine.
You can also find me on Instagram: Anne Silver
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© Anne Silver/ Poetic Imagery Fine Art Photography, 2018.
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