"The Spirit Takes Flight"

I created the above image by combining primarily photo manipulation techniques with a little computer graphic painting. The original photo was of a sunset taken by me outside of a memorial service for the mother of a long-time neighbor and family friend. The photo’s setting and artistic process, as much as the final product, inspired the poem I wrote (below) to accompany it.

The Spirit Takes Flight
~~to the all the artists who inspire my poetic muse~~

When I stand on my head,
as the sun slips away
and imagine the sky
in soft shades of gray,

I see the white wings
of the Spirit take flight,
shielding me from
the onslaught of night.

copyright 01/20/11

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