Tuesday, July 5, 2011

COLLABORATION WITH ROY DURHAM

If I write the phrases Gone Fishing, Garage Sale or Auction and Thank You & God Bless most of you would know who I was referring to without my ever mentioning Roy's name. If you know Roy from his blog,  (http://royd-spiltmilk.blogspot.com/ ) you like him, you cannot help but like this philosopher cowboy. Much in the fashion of Will Rogers this cowboy dishes out his homespun ideas on life, the world and the people in it with just the right amount of smiles.  Just who is this man named Roy? Let me have him tell you a little about himself.


" Looking back down the trail, I have done things, seen things, experienced some things, and live my life.  Fifty four years ago I made a dollar mowing lawns and shoveling snow. Fifty years ago I repaired a radio and a TV or two.  Well! I done a few thing that cowboys do like, driving cattle it’s  the steering wheel I ‘m not sure about; I don’t remember wheels on the steers, bailing hay, sloping hogs, and feeding chickens.  Had a friend name Chris Limoux. I still ware a cowboy hat, vest and boots.  I remember ice being delivered and put in our icebox by a man driving a horse drawn wagon, the Jewel tea man, and the tinker that came to our home the same way.  If I close my eyes I can still see steam locomotives’. I have built a few houses, worked on the railroad, worked on the space shuttle, worked on star wars, not the movie,  did the development test of the air bag and if you have had the vocation to use one I hope you realize I was thinking of you. Ouch!!! I have worked in law enforcement and security. Drove a long haul heavy haul truck, laundry deliver truck, race car and my mother to gray hair."


Now tell me is this not a man you would be interested in sitting down and having a cold beer with or riding the range while he regaled you with stories about his life?? I think I would like that!


The Name of Roy's Poem is;


A LOT OF  SONG!!





To all who venture here

Take with you my joy


My spirit sings of angel wings


The notes you played





A kiss my friends

A gentle hug


My hand reaches


From my heart





A cup of his blood

To fill your soul


From me to him to you


Thank you, god bless you







Great poem Roy I hope you approve of my visual


interpretation of it....




I am looking for poems for next month so please send 


them in to me if would like to collaborate.

28 comments:

Roy Durham said...

Jim just what can i say. you have made that poem more then beautiful you gave it life. you know, i ever thought about the flaming gorge but i think i will have a another poem of the red rock country come up. thank you this is great and wonder full thank you and God bless

JIM said...

thank you Roy when I read your poem I remembered I had images with god rays in them and thought they would help tell your story. I am so happy that you liked it!!!


Thanks Again!!

Bec Owen said...

Congratulations Jim - the photos are stunning, and congratulations Roy - beautiful words.

Enjoyed it immensely!

Roy Durham said...

it really thank you that just beautiful love the way you put it all together. thank you for the honor post and god bless

Debra said...

Great teamwork you two! That beam of light shining down from heaven graced Roy’s words, as if God was smiling upon your creative images, both pictures and word pictures. Bless you both.

Roy Durham said...

the line "form me to him to you" should read "from him to me to you" my dialectics problem got in the way change is you like it still a very beautiful post ether way.
thank you and god bless he did

melissa said...

Oh how I love your poem Roy...they went along with Jim's images.It actually gave me a feeling of "soaring high" with your song.It uplifts the soul...simple yet edifying :).

Jim, bellissimo panorama :)

Wonderful both of you! Bravi ;)

Sea Green Natural said...

Beautiful stuff guys! Totally awesome! Wished I had my hiking boots for this trip, had my flip flops on. Bummer! Thanks for the beauty!

Team G Square said...

Amazing captures too differently interpret the poem .

Alfandi said...

wow..the photos are stunning with that light coming through..and Roy's usual excellent writing..

Jan said...

Beautifully done. Love it.

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

Roy, I love your poem, it's timeless and Jim, your photos are a perfect match. You set each other off so well.

Kriti said...

Jim - I just loooooooooooove what you wrote about Roy. He is the best man I have ever met in Blogosphere and I feel like I have a bond with him for centuries. His words sound familiar all the time and I have this immense respect for his values and him on the whole. He deserves all the honor you just bestowed on him and much more.

sweepyjean said...

I agree Jim, that Roy is an undeniable treasure. Lovely poem; my favorite line, "my hand reaches from my heart." The photos a beautiful, such color, really captures the love. Well done, the both of you!

Clara Garza said...

Wow, this is so beautiful that it took my breath away! Such a wonderful poem.and the photography absolutely gorgeous! You 2 Rock!

Rimly said...

Wow! What a duo? Jim your pictures and Roy's poem, both passionate in what they do. Beautiful.

BlogNostics said...

God bless you with a "lot of" is surely Roy's unique signature, I agree Jim.

Your works are splendid in words and you had spectacular images. It is very rich in its simplicity.

Great team. Thumbs up!

Corinne Rodrigues said...

I love the way you collaborate with the poets...Your pictures have a poetry of their own, Jim.

IRFANUDDIN said...

wow...superb combination of you two....just loved the way you beautifully interpreted the lovely words of Durham...

Nelieta said...

What a beautiful collaboration! I loved this!!! Well done Roy and Jim!

Alpana Jaiswal said...

Two of my most favorite people in this world of mine..loved it truly from my heart...

Jim said...

You two work magic together. The poetry with photos as a blog concept is very inspiring...something I have been experimenting on my blog. I just love how photos of Nature can be interpreted with verse.
As here-http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2011/06/damaraland-embrace.html

We should get together and do more of this!

sheril benedict said...

Lovely one jim !! Hats off

lakwatsera de primera said...

Awesome collaboration, i love the photos and the words just made it even more beatiful

Bongo said...

Beautiful pictures beautiful words..As always..XOXOXO

vaisakhi said...

super amazin pictures...beautiful words by roy....n lovely words 4 roy by u.....simply perfect post....i really wanna visit this place now...thanx 4 sharin these pics jim...:)

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