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© Hector Ortiz
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I thought the earth remembered me, she

took me back so tenderly, arranging

her dark skirts, her pockets

full of lichens and seeds. I slept

as never before, a stone

on the riverbed, nothing

between me and the white fire of the stars

but my thoughts, and they floated

light as moths among the branches

of the perfect trees. All night

I heard the small kingdoms breathing

around me, the insects, and the birds

who do their work in the darkness. All night

I rose and fell, as if in water, grappling

with a luminous doom. By morning

I had vanished at least a dozen times

into something better.

- Mary Oliver

22 responses

  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (7 Oct 2008):

    Love the tangled magical weaving of the branches ! Green moss & colors are awesome ! Beautiful shot !

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (8 Oct 2008):

    Just beautiful! The poem and the photo are both remarkable! :)

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (8 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful ant view! If I were an ant, I'd sleep right here! :-) ...many comments forthcoming :-)))))

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz said (8 Oct 2008):

    i was trying to think about stuff... when suddenly i shoot this picture from the ground up...i never knew it was going to be a theme is this beautiful mag....well, sometimes i need a time off and i go to the same tree, lay down and think...well this time to shoot this picture of my favorite place to lay down and think...or cry... you know ...god is good..

  • Dana Tufte

    Dana Tufte (Deleted) said (8 Oct 2008):

    Heart Stopping Beautiful.

  • Mary Ann Lewis

    Mary Ann Lewis gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    Beautiful in every way!

  • Louise Armstrong

    Louise Armstrong gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Excellent Hector.

  • Marina Bohadana

    Marina Bohadana gave props (14 Oct 2008):

    Love it

  • Kandi Champagne Cook

    Kandi Champagne Cook said (14 Oct 2008):

    whoa.

  • LaShawna Jones

    LaShawna Jones gave props (20 Oct 2008):

    AMAZING...AS ALWAYS!!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    so lush and beautiful!

  • petey whitelaw

    petey whitelaw gave props (26 Oct 2008):

    dude this is sweet.

  • Lynne Dorr

    Lynne Dorr gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Amazing shot! Love the intensity of the green!

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2008):

    This has a very spherical feel to it. Great capture!

  • Christine Holtz

    Christine Holtz gave props (3 Dec 2008):

    great green color field

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    wonderful! I want to be the ant living here! ;-)

  • Chris Ti

    Chris Ti said (22 Jan 2009):

    This one is very amazing, did you use fish-eye lens?

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK gave props (5 Feb 2009):

    Yes, amazing!

  • Laria Felter

    Laria Felter gave props (16 Aug 2009):

    Great poem and photo!

  • Flo

    Flo gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    The poem and photo are precious

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Mar 2012):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (26 Sep 2012):

    ilus pilt-hästi tehtud

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