Bamboo in Green and Blue


Bamboo in Green and Blue  ⓒBearspawprint2014

Bamboo in Green and Blue ⓒBearspawprint2014

The bamboo planted outside a room on the north side of the house is watered by grey water from the washing machine.  My beautiful bamboo provides shade in summer, mesmerizing dancing shadows across the windows, and in winter is an effective windbreak. ⓒBearspawprint2014



Heat Blasted Free

Nothing is the same as home,
Yet home is no longer anywhere.
There is no place that is familiar,
Strange breaths are filled with strange air
There was an Aspen grove tucked in a canyon,
I still yearn for the shushing trees of my dreams.
They are covered over, now, in ugly, dinky houses
Filled with forgotten children’s screams.
Nothing anywhere is as it used to be,
Weird chimera animals and odd mutant things,
Symphonic director flukes are conducting
What and where the slave snail sings.
Raptors have pulled loose my strings,
My tight coiled mind has come unwound.
With trembling, fear, and cartwheeling joy,
I am rolling sideways, I am circling back around.
There is nothing of which I like the looks,
Or the smell or taste or feel. Oh wretched place!
How can beauty compensate for self given, or taken,
As the gift of truce and love, the unwinnable race?
But happy, happy, laugh and smile, lucky, lucky day,
There are more than just these two aspects of me;
The homesick, miserable, and foolish sane one,
And the unlonesome, lost forever, heat blasted free.
Bear … o5.04.2014
ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Illusion ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

Illusion ⓒ Bearspawprint 2014

My Favorite Photographs N°15: Indira Mateta

Africa is a Country (Old Site)

Indira Mateta is a young Angolan photographer who is taking her first steps in professional photography, transforming her hobby into a promising career. In 2008 she won the BESA Award for Photography in Luanda and has since had her work appear at the Teatro Elinga, the Catholic University of Angola, Oscar Ribas University, Instituto Camões de Maputo and the União de Artistas Plásticos Angolanos, among others. She was also featured in a documentary by Angolan photographer Kiluange Liberdade and writer Ondjaki, ‘Oxalá crescam pitangas’. Indira is the first Angolan photographer in this series: 

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