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What’s in a Photograph—Poem

Chitrangada loves to express her moods and emotions, through her poems. Most of her poems are free style and spontaneous with Nature at core

This photograph of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is from my Italy travel, along with my family. Each photograph has a story behind it, including this one.

This photograph of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is from my Italy travel, along with my family. Each photograph has a story behind it, including this one.

Word Prompt—Photographs

The following set of poems are inspired by Brenda’s word prompt challenge.
Brenda needs no introduction, and her weekly word prompts, continue to inspire the fellow writers, to create something beautiful, every week.

Photographs

This is an amazing word, with the possibility of many interpretations.

Photographs are usually captured, when we are in a celebration mood, during family unions, festivals, or special occasions.
We don’t even realise, that while clicking a photograph, we are creating the moments of a lifetime, for ourselves, and for our future generations.
We often enjoy looking at our family albums, wedding photographs, the childhood pictures of our children, and relive those precious moments.
Even when there were no mobile cameras, I had a keen interest in photography. Though, I had an ordinary camera, and had to follow all the lengthy process to see the final print. But, I loved capturing precious moments of my family members.

I have a huge collection of pictures of travel locations, and of course Nature photography is my hobby.

I hope you like my response, Brenda.

An amazing family trip to The Horse Shoe Bend, Arizona, USA, and the photograph is a beautiful reminder of those enjoyable moments

An amazing family trip to The Horse Shoe Bend, Arizona, USA, and the photograph is a beautiful reminder of those enjoyable moments

Some Thoughts About the Importance of Photographs, in Our Journey of Life

  • When I was in school, I always looked at a photograph, hanging on the wall. It was in black and white, with a pleasing face and expressive eyes. That was my grandmother, whom I had never seen in person. She had passed away, before my birth.
    The graceful lady always looked back at me, from the glass frame. And she looked so familiar, although I had never met her.
    The resemblance could not be missed.
    Yes, my father always used to say, that I resembled my grandmother.
    Who says, that people leave you!
    They are always there in your heart, in memories, and in a ‘Photograph.’
  • Recently my brother, forwarded me an old black and white photograph, which was sent to him, by a distant relative. It was a group photograph from a wedding ceremony, may be from the early 70’s.
    Me and my siblings are also seen in the picture, obviously too young, to be recognised.
    My brother requested me to identify all those in the photograph. He is four years younger to me, and thus he may have thought, that I would be better off in recognising all those in the picture.
    And, I did recognise most of them.
    The significant or the sad part, however was that almost six of the relatives, who are in the photograph, are no more.
I love capturing Nature’s beauty—Each morning, the Sunrise looks beautiful and uniquely different.

I love capturing Nature’s beauty—Each morning, the Sunrise looks beautiful and uniquely different.

What’s in a Photograph-Poem

What’s in a photograph,

Some captured moments,

The moments of lifetime,

Some kind of biograph,



What’s in a photograph,

Some delightful treasures,

In colour or black and white,

Something to make us smile and laugh,



What’s in a photograph,

It’s to remember, the loved ones,

Who have passed away,

Helps to write their monographs,


Preserve those photographs,

To relive the moments gone by.

Quotes on Photograph

** We take photographs, as a return ticket to a moment, otherwise gone.

——Katie Thermes.

** I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.

—Leon Levinstien.

** What I like about the photographs is, that they capture a moment, that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

—-Karl Lagerfeld.

Photograph—Acrostic Poem

Photographs—Some coloured, some black and white,

Have the ability, to make us smile, even when alone,

Oh! Those precious moments, from the past,

Treasured memories with family and friends,

Often, bringing tears of joy, and mixed emotions,

Grateful to the Almighty, for those cherished moments,

Refreshing memories of the times, gone by,

And, never to return,

Photographs tell you the stories,

Happy times, preserved for the coming generations.

© 2021 Chitrangada Sharan

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