Poetry doesn’t come to me as easily as it does to many other writers. Sometimes poetry comes to me in the form of visual imagery. I work on it and deem it a poem although the medium of the moment may be totally visual.
What I really want is a poem that flows, a picture that flows, a website that flows. The images were all made in a state of flow. There are no digital manipulations here: Bird Images.
This previous Blog entry describes my image making process in a metaphorical way.
“You have heard about how a musician loses herself in her music, how a painter becomes one with the process of painting. In work, sport, conversation or hobby, you have experienced, yourself, the suspension of time, the freedom of complete absorption in activity. This is “flow,” an experience that is at once demanding and rewarding–an experience that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates is one of the most enjoyable and valuable experiences a person can have. The exhaustive case studies, controlled experiments and innumerable references to historical figures, philosophers and scientists through the ages prove Csikszentmihalyi’s point that flow is a singularly productive and desirable state. …” Flow (http://www.amazon.com/)
I want to learn how to do these things eventually because they apply to writing also: Designing for Flow.
“Go with the flow”
Cary (The ‘a’ is short like in cat and accented)