"Lost Moments", collaboration with poet Gwylym Owen (+ jazz music by Oliver Nelson)


I contacted recently a poet from United Kingdom I appreciate a lot for a collaboration. I asked him to choose one of my photos and he has been inspired by the photograph below. Gwylym Owen offered me a splendid poem. Please visit his site in order to read other of his writings http://illiteratepoetry.blogspot.com/

And don't forget, to activate the youtube player (below the photo) reading the poem. I choosed a jazz tune called Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson, a pure classic of jazz music.

Bye for now

Juan Carlos

Lost Moments 

Encased, within enveloping Time-Spatial Curves
Cosmic ray showers, fade as Muons decay
Swallowed whole, in that great ocean of sands
Likened to the silence, in-between Musical notes
Memory evokes such, wonderfully fond tales;
Cheap impersonations, that hardly fill the void;
Of stolen moments in, transitory Manifestation.
Hustle and bustle, tempered by the mild gentle wind.
Ebbing and flowing, toing and froing.
Untouched by even, the most severest, of frost.
A young boy never standing still, a childhood lost.
A moppet's memory, of scented meadows, freshly cut.
The way the scent fades, as the years pass.
Those treasured moments never seem to last.
Chasing them is a pointless and thankless task;
And as the Grand 'Ammon's horn', starts to stir and trip
On Neptune's vehicle in the high seas of the Hippocampus
Click, click, Clack, there's only one logical fact.
Steal your future back, Conjure up: 'Omnipresent Style',
Live, every waking instant, as if it were your last.
Fill all of those, pilfered Flashes, with moments; worth stealing.
Too busy fashioning, to look back, creating stolen moments;
That's the task, that will always last, this kind of trice is always nice.
So the choice is yours: Celebrate or Regret: "Stolen Moments."
Though - as you swoosh through; Fleeting, flashes;
Cherish and adore, as they do unfold,
For, surely this is the definition, of purest Gold.

copyright Gwylym Owen, 2011


Sophia Fine said...

What a beautiful Synergy! picture and modern poetry,a breath of frech air..
Gwylym Owen..you rock me!

Diana Lee said...

What a perfectly wonderful collaboration of sight sound and words. Gwylym's poem is an excellent reminder of the importance of holding onto life and you, Juan Carlos, are as always,the master of the capture.

Juan-Carlos Hernandez - Photographer said...

Thanks so much Diana and Sophia for your comments !! I m so honoured and pleased to collaborate with so talented and creative people. I love you all ;-)

Iliteratepoet said...

Juan-Carlos, Thank you for the opportunity. I am pleased with the result and the Jazz was the perfect accompaniment - Inspired.

Thank you Sophie and Diana, for your kind comments.

Anonymous said...

Amazing, when I read this I feel a sense of grasping each moment and holding it, and when the days and moments have long past, still held, and felt again in intervals...adults acting like silly children. A lot in this. Incredible music, photography. Such a well-blended collaboration!!!

Bridget said...

Dynamique,completement de la vie, black & white photo, JC! I've heard this jazz tune before (in a movie); vraiment apaiser et peu un triste, j'aime le bruit de la musique. The poem was well written and matches your photo perfectly. I especially liked when he says "those treasured moments never seem to last" & "live every waking instant, as if it were your last" (reminded me of the little boy in the photo) - as though the poet was speaking directly to him.

Sammy Sutton Author said...

Gwylym, Juan-Carlos,

The poem & heartwarming photo are so fabulous set to Oliver Nelson's Jazz. The myriad of emotions it evokes within me is amazing. The photo speaks to the child within, the poem with it's mixture of the spiritual, psychological, & reasoning combines to form a fabulous experience.
Set to music it acts to me as a reminder of the days when my parents listened to Herb Alpert! :)

Thanks for the experience, I am so very impressed!

Sammy Sutton

Juan-Carlos Hernandez - Photographer said...

Dear Sophia, Diana, April Bridget and Sammy : I'm fabulously honoured by your comments .. thank you so much

signed...bkm said...

very nice love the pace of the piece ....he chose a fantastic photo...I love black and white..also am inspired by your collaboration between photo and poets...nice work...bkm

Juan-Carlos Hernandez - Photographer said...

Thanks so much Bkm, if you feel inspired, don't hesitate, choose a photo and drop me an email. See you

Zö & SD said...

i like your pics!

Juan-Carlos Hernandez - Photographer said...

Merci Zö ! revenez souvent ;-) et voici mon autre blog si jamais .. http://juancarloshernandezjazzphotographer.blogspot.com

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