The Inner Path of Photography

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“Derek Walcott, Poet of the Caribbean”

“For every poet, it is always morning in the world,” he said. “History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.”


Photo ©Jill Krementz, All Rights Reserved


I seek,

As climate seeks its style, to write
Verse crisp as sand, clear as sunlight,
Cold as the curled wave, ordinary
As a tumbler of island water.

– Derek Walcott, “Islands”

“I come from a place that likes grandeur; it likes large gestures; it is not inhibited by flourish; it is a rhetorical society; it is a society of physical performance; it is a society of style,” he told The Paris Review in 1985. “I grew up in a place in which if you learned poetry, you shouted it out. Boys would scream it out and perform it and do it and flourish it. If you wanted to approximate that thunder or that power of speech, it couldn’t be done by a little modest voice in which you muttered something to someone else.”

NYTimes Article, 3/17/2017, “Derek Walcott, Poet and Nobel Laureate of the Caribbean, Dies at 87,” William Grimes, photo ©Jill Krementz

Heidi Straube – Inner Path Photography

“Sweet Caress”

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Quelle que soit la durée de votre séjour sur cette petite planète,
et quoi qui’l vous advienne
le plus important c’est que vous puissiez – de temps en temps –
sentir la caresse exquise de la vie.

However long your stay on this small planet lasts
and whatever happens during it,
the most important thing is that – from time to time –
you feel life’s sweet caress.

© Heidi Straube, Eastham, MA, Cape Cod, 2016
Quote: © William Boyd, “Sweet Caress” 2015

The Photo-Poem Collection





Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.

– Hafiz

Image: “Inner Silence – Morning”
Copyright 2014 Heidi Straube

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“Capturing God”


And so

at the end of this day
I can only be

 in Stillness.

Feeling deeply
the Unspeakable.

Image: “Samoset Sunset, 2.1.2014”
From “A Winter on Cape Cod”
© 2014 Heidi Straube

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