Monday, May 2, 2011

COLLABORATION WITH POETESS, ALPANA JAISWAL

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of matching an image of mine with the beautiful words of Rimly Bezbaruah. This link will take you to it if you have not read it.  http://jpweddingphotograpy.blogspot.com/2011/04/fairy-tale-created-by-rimly-bezbaruah.html. When I published that collaboration, I thought the readers would enjoy it, I did not realize just how much they would enjoy it. That post received an amazing amount of positive comments as well as emails written directly to me. It made me think that this might be something that should be revisited. After giving it some thought over a couple of weeks, I wondered if there were other poetesses and poets that would be interested in working with us in the same way. If so, I thought that it could be an interesting exercise for them and myself.  What I am thinking of doing is having it become a regular feature; running monthly with a different poetess or poet each month. If any one would like to collaborate with me in this project, please contact me soon and we can discuss it.

I will  pick one poem each month and try to select one or more of our images to match with it, hopefully adding to the story trying to be told by both the poets and myself. This could prove to very interesting and entertaining for everyone involved.

For this month's collaboration, I am extremely pleased to say that I am working with an amazing woman, Alpana Jaaswal. This women is so well known in the blogging community that I could have written her first name or written Motifs and many people would have known of who I was referring. Her very popular web site, MOTIFS ON THE WALL,,http://www.motifsonthewall.blogspot.com/ is one of mine and many other reader's personal favorites. Her writing is extraordinary. She touches on many different subjects and always with deep conviction, warmth and amazing imagery. The strength of this women's words touches many hearts and brains each time she puts pen to paper. I can promise you this, she will always make you feel and think. Please enjoy Alpana's  "AURORA" and I'll try to add some of our images to help, in our little way, create an interesting piece for your approval.


                          AURORA

As the sun wrapped arms around gold
Still drinking in the substance
Cradled in its splendiferous form
Hair brushed from eyes, to blind with constant light
The radiant sphere of golden light, rises over the mountain
The flowering buds spreading wide and opening husks of yellow corn
The shadows of ebony night retreating behind a vale of coming light
The dawning of another morning with bright sunlit rays coming into sigh
t


 I saw the birth of a sunrise like I have never seen before
The orange haze on the clouds giving away what was to come
The tip of this fiery body slowly emerging from beneath the horizon
A powerful event that marked the beginning for some and the end for others




My heart felt like it was on fire, just like my eyes
I felt all the love I have felt in a lifetime at this single point in time
My eyes open to a new day
My hands searches near me
Towards your warm body's way
The splendor of rising in your arms
Is like a mist of morning
Satisfying the thirst of a blossom


As we approached the door
No exit did I see
It had become a tunnel
Brimming a beacon of happiness.
You silencing my fears
As our bodies meshed 
There was little strength of letting go
I cling to you
Inhaling your sweet breath
I am spellbound
Hypnotized into our sensual journey
Willing lovers
We join as we have so often before
I always have to catch my breath
Your surrender, always absolute
Your conquest, always complete


With the subtle hum of the world around
A fluttering of closed eyelids
In the brilliance of the morning light
Sigh of breath
As we lay side by side
It was then my love
I knew without a doubt
I wanted to be yours forever


-- 
Alpana Jaiswal

39 comments:

fantacy in practicality said...

the colors yellow, orange, red with the of ball of fire catching the dusk combined with aura of the poem is a SPARK.

alejandro guzman said...

I got burnt! In a nice way.

A

Great poem great pics

doubler702 said...

I like it! @Alpana...Hypnotized eh? Hmmmm...nice wordage throughout; you're the best!

@Jim...Always beautiful photos!

Monu Awalla said...

a perfect blend of natural ambiance and romantic words.. Grt poem Alpana & grt pics too Jim.. :)

Mitzi said...

Love the poem! Of course, as always, the photos are awesome.

vaisakhi said...

amazin poem....n the pics just make it so complete so real....loved this collabrtd work...:)

BornStoryteller said...

lovely compliment to each other. Nicely done, both visual in their own ways, both narrative/poetic in their own ways.

Aishani Jaiswal said...

CONGRATULATIONS MOM....YOU ROCK!!!!!And Jim...loved your photographs,thank you for making my Mom happy.

Hansika said...

It sounds like the lyrics of a beautiful song..and with an amazing landscape...what a combination...

Kushagra said...

you are the best writer..and will be always..and what photographs...mind blowing..

Kushagra said...

I am so proud of you..beautifully written,and very well presented...

Alpana Jaiswal said...

I find that the more willing I am to be grateful for the small things in life, the bigger stuff just seems to show up from unexpected sources, and I am constantly looking forward to each day with all the surprises that keep coming my way!That is what happened with me..Jim,your offer to write here,was a dream come true for me...loved the photographs..which go so well with the poem..THANK YOU

Anonymous said...

Louise said...
Your lovely poem fits the photography wonderfully! Nicely done..x
May 2, 2011 12:26 PM

Roy Durham said...

simple fantastic great blend of poem and photos . Jim give me a photo to work from a i will write you a poem thank you and god bless

Jim said...

Both great artists. The photos inspire, just as the words do, and each inspire each other,and in turn inspire the readers.

Alfandi said...

beautiful and moving..I love it..

Nelieta said...

The poem and the photos compliment each other! Beautiful!

English tips said...

Beautiful and colourful blog, congratulation Brandano.

Debra said...

Pure warmth and passion… perfect companions in art!
Blessings both ~
Jim, I’d love to join with you in this union of words and pictures.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

What a wonderful, beautiful collaboration!

Anonymous said...

Mesmerizing words & divine images ! Wow !!! - Preetu

sheril benedict said...

Perfect mix !!thx for this collaborative work !!

Jenni said...

I must have been staring directly into the pictures for all I see now is orange. Beautiful words for beauitful photos.

Finding One's Way said...

Alpana and Jim,
What a combo of words and imagery. Alpana's words always touch my soul and your images Jim simple are awe-inspiring.
xoxo
Jessica

FAYErydust said...

Awesome!!! I love how you capture those kinds of scenery. It's kinda nostalgic. Sorry for not being active these past few days. :)

Kriti said...

What a lovely combination! The words complement the pictures and vice versa. Really well done!

IRFANUDDIN said...

Great Combination of the two Genius.....

beautiful fotos n Lovely Poetry...:D

Ravi said...

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ~
Colin Powell
And you are doing great...Alpana
Wonderful photographs,Jim

Hema Nimbekar said...

Hypnotized words of poem plus the magnificent Photographs...loved the combo....

ALPANA di and JIM both Rocks..

Techmaker said...

Made me mad. I don't have words to appreciate this. So interesting.

Rahul said...

WOW....................SIZZLING..this is really hot...and the photographs are so beautiful....

melissa said...

i ticked cool in reactions though it feels warm inside the page...i stayed there for hours...just like being truly present there in both places... in alpana's words and your photos... a bit lost with what you both were talking about :P... but as i always do with alpana's poems, i read it to sam and share an intimate moment together...if only :P... isn't it difficult to match the photos with the poem? anyhow, you've chosen them carefully... i felt the warmth of the sun through your photo... as alpana's poem reach its climax...

yes, i want to be his forever... :D...

bellissima!

Sushma Agarwal said...

congos alpana......wt an achievement....

Namrata Pradhan said...

Wow...beautiful words full of love and warmth!! loved reading.

Swati said...

You are rocking the world Alpu!! :)

Mohinee said...

As usual Alpana, wonderful poem and pics by JP, really perfect!

U know I Alpana! I can't say anything on you write, it is just perfect!

Royal Nirupam said...

Whatta combination?I am speechless.Enjoying it in silence,allow me please.

sweepyjean said...

Another great collaboration! Stunning photos of the sunrise, passionate, sensual words from Alpana burning just as brightly!

lakwatsera de primera said...

A harmonious merge of heartfelt words and amazing images. I like this post Jim.