This year, I am participating in Elle Luna’s #The100DayProject. Its an art initiative in which you pick your choice of medium or media, be it drawing, painting, writing, photography, you name it. Then, you create, create, and create for 100 days and post them on a daily basis.
For my project, I decided to go with photography, with possible hints of illustrations as I move along with it. The theme for the series is sharply based on nostalgia as it is something I have be repeatedly experiencing recently.
100 Days of Nostalgia #The100DayProject
Mere forgetfulness cannot remove it
Nor wishing bring it back, as long as it remains
The white precipitate of its dream
In the climate of sighs flung across our world,
A cloth over a birdcage.
“But it is certain that
What is beautiful seems so only in relation to a specific
Life, experienced or not, channeled into some form
Steeped in the nostalgia of a collective past.”
Poem By John Ashbury
“For it is up to you and me to take solace in nostalgia’s arms
and our ability to create
the everlasting from fleeting moments.”
Poem by Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest
“I cannot speak for all the emptiness
between the earth and me,
the cold spaces that hold this clarity.”
Poem by William Wright, from Three Heresies: Poems
More Than Myself
“Not that it was beautiful,
but that, in the end, there was
a certain sense of order there;
something worth learning
in that narrow diary of my mind,
in the commonplaces of the asylum
where the cracked mirror
or my own selfish death
outstared me . . .
I tapped my own head;
it was glass, an inverted bowl.
It’s small thing
to rage inside your own bowl.
At first it was private.
Then it was more than myself.”
Poem by Anne Sexton
in sepia dust.”
Haiku by Brian Strand
“There’s a bluebird in my heart
that wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
Poem by Charles Bukowski
“How quick and rushing life can sometimes seem, when at the same time it’s so slow and sweet and everlasting.”
Excerpt by Graham Swift, Tomorrow
That’s all for this week, I’ll be posting regularly every week my collections of poems coupled with my photography. I must say, this project is quite therapeutic. I have always enjoyed photography and poetry. I am considering starting my own poetry as captions for my photography for the series but as of right now I way too consumed in my photography projects to allow my mind to divert to any other medium but that. But who knows, I might just start now – I tend to do that!