Significance


Photos by Shanyn Silinski

Comparing the major to the minute
does not consider the fact that it
is the life conducted, not the dimension amassed,
which exhibits the charm of life’s significance.

In looking over Shanyn’s lovely photographs I was struck by the large structures and open spaces in comparison to the tiny, seemingly insignificant tiny birds, insects and flowers she portrayed. Thus my macro/micro observation. Thank you to Shanyn for being our hostess at dVerse Poets today. http://dversepoets.com/2014/03/11/poetics-its-a-micromacro-world/

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  1. ooo those last couple lines on lifes significance…this is really good gayle
    and so true….smiles.

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  2. wow…that packed a powerful little punch for such a tiny piece…although I guess that’s the general idea.

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    • I did get a little serious here but it is true…hard to compare life’s importance through being large or teeny tiny…at least in my thinking.

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  3. oh that is so true… there’s so much magic in the little things around us

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  4. Exquisite choice of photographs and words juxtaposed here…

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  5. yes i think our bigness relies on the exquisite small fabric of life

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  6. That’s pretty deep:-)
    I had to read it a few times.

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  7. The wonderful details of nature – life abounds in small and big things ~

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  8. Lovely and true!

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  9. The little can bring as much joy as the large, I think!

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  10. So much perspective in that second picture and so deeply related in your poem.

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  11. oh yes those last lines on life’s significance.. You made so much sense with so few words…

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  12. I think yours is the first I read to make that comparision between the small and large picture…and then to take it a step further. Good job!

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    • Well I’m glad I came up with a little spin on the whole thing. I do love these “micro” challenges. And thanks so much, Victoria.

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  13. “it
    is the life conducted, not the dimension amassed” I like the way you’ve worded this. Nice.

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  14. I am loving LOVING this! You chose two photos that fit your poetry perfectly and I like the contrast in your words. So good. Thanks for joining in for Poetics.

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    • Thank you, thank you…such high praise. Your photos immediately brought the idea to my mind, Shanyn…so enjoyed writing mine and reading others.

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  15. ……sweet and meaningful and without which we would be nothing 😉

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  16. ramblingsfromamum

     /  March 13, 2014

    It is amazing how what one writes that is assessed by so many can end up one or two significant words or line written by the author. How we live our lives more memorable that what we achieve be it great or small – succinct and thought provoking write Gayle.

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    • I so appreciate your in depth comment…thank you very much. With 140 characters you have to be succinct…but I really love the challenges like these.

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  17. Wonderful. k.

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  18. People have said the same thing in many ways, but I find the way that you put it so haunting and memorable. Remarkable talent, Gayle!

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