Thursday, August 18, 2011

COLLABORATION WITH JENNI DE LA TORRE

I know I said I would only be doing one collaboration a month. The problem is that I have received so many emails from writers asking to collaborate that I was getting behind, so it was two this month or get even more behind in poems. 


This collaboration is with Jenni of For Jen's Sake! http://forjenssake.wordpress.com/   Let us read what Jen has to say about Jen!!!



Writing an about me has always been the hardest thing for me to write except maybe the sonnet I had to write for poetry homework. I always wonder if I am sharing too much or too little. Oh well, no sense in worrying about it now; here goes…
It’s not that I don’t know myself, because I do… even though I am constantly changing as I grow and learn more. It’s just that people usually categorize themselves and I can’t categorize myself; honestly, I don’t know why anyone would want to. Why do we put so much emphasis on categorizing human beings? We are unique and complex; well for the most part we are, some of us are still learning how to be different from the millions of others. Something I never struggled with; I was always atypical somehow, if merely in my way of thinking.
 I think if you visit Jen's page you will see that she is indeed unique and complex. If you're new to my page and wonder what a collaboration is,  let me explain! One of the great writer's in the Blogsphere writes a poem or a prose and I try to incorporate my images with their words. Here is our latest and I hope Jenni approves of my choices!!




                             ROMANTIC SAGA

I can't comprehend how you crept past my guard
or how you repaired what once had been scarred



Eagerly I gave you my authentic affection
it was no coincidence nor mere infatuation.




You've invaded my thoughts, penetrated my dreams
made me yearn for your presence so much my 
soul screams




Without hesitation at the alter we'll stand
joyous tears bathe my veil as you take hold my 
hand



Commencing this day our adventure foretold
Binding undying passion with a circle of gold






Love had its way for we're united as one
Our romantic saga finally has begun





22 comments:

Rimly said...

Wow! I loved the way your poem started Jenni...I can't comprehend how you crept past my guard
or how you repaired what once had been scarred....
And Jim the brilliant photographer that captures people's emotions in his lenses loved your choice of pictures for this beautiful poem. Congrats you two! a great collaboration.

melissa said...

A saga I'm dying to know from A to O Jenni.

A truly romantic realistic love story with perfectly chosen images. The ones I like best...

I've been with this post since early morning when I saw it... oh well, I'm always open to wishful thinking.

What a wonderful journey you've shared with those couple Jim.

¡Felicidades! to you both :)

Tameka said...

Jenni & Jim, what a wonderful mix of poetry and photography! I was taken on a sweet romantic journey that my soul and eyes could feast on. Just lovely. Oh to have this kind of love that soothes and saves us. Ahhh. :-)

http://lyricfire.typepad.com/lyric-fire/2011/08/lyric-fire-its-all-in-the-comments-or-not-.html

sulekkha said...

Soulful poetry meets brilliant photography and the result is awesome collaboration, great work you two...JIm and Jenni, congrats on this wonderful post.

SJ said...

It's wonderful when two beautiful things come together - it's just like they were meant to be.

Alpana Jaiswal said...

Loved your poem Jenni...I have already told you about your versatility as a writer,would love to see this softer side of you more often...and Jim,do u want to hear more praises coming your way?? Beautiful....

Nelieta said...

This is really beautiful! I love these collaborations. It fits like a hand in a glove.

Well done Jenni and Jim!

sheril benedict said...

Ah a nice mix up ..Jim

JIM said...

Thank you everyone especially jennie who gave me a great poem to work with. I am standing at luggage in Logan airport Boston . Just arrived looking forward to seeing family and friends.

Bec Owen said...

I love these collaborations, Jim. This is another beauty...your photos have perfectly complimented Jenni's heartfelt words! As Tameka mentioned, you took us on a beautiful, romantic journey...lovely!

Congratulations to you both, Jenni and Jim!

Jan said...

Goodness I am late seeing this. Everyone has said all I could say. Congrats to you both on a wonderful collaboration.

BornStoryteller said...

Nicely done on both sides. Glad I stopped by.

fantacy in practicality said...

loved the ROMANTIC SAGA with the golden ring round it. it has a flavor of togetherness captured best in Jim's lenses and Jen's verses. congrats to you both:))

Roy A. said...

This is just great. Combining the verbiage and the visages, the effects are mesmerizing. Thanks for giving me great smiles this Friday.

Karla Campos said...

Beautiful color in those pics, the pink really stands out. Thanks Roy for sharing on FB : )

Jim said...

Thanks JIM and Jeni. You've ecpressed the romance vividly in pics and prose.

Kriti said...

Wow - a true love story indeed. Loved it till the end, the last word and everything else. thank you for sharing!

Mari Sterling Wilbur said...

A beautiful collaboration. Each of you brought out the best in the other.

Dangerous Linda said...

I love this "...or get even more behind in poems." Strikes me as a poetic notion in itself ;-)

Love the idea of these collaborations! Beautiful!

My favorite photo from this series is the wedding photo in the pasture with the cows in the background -- your couple must have been thrilled with their images!

Amy said...

loved the poem..."I can't comprehend how you crept past my guard
or how you repaired what once had been scarred" Wow! Powerful...

Great collaboration...I was wowed by the picture of the couple sitting on the bench, his arm around her captured from behind -- brilliant!

forjenssake said...

Thank you so very much to all who have visited and commented. Jim did a fine job pairing pictures with my words.

I am so glad ya'll liked this, it was an honor to collaborate with Jim.

sHoNa said...

really beautiful pics.specially the last one picture of the couple sitting on the bench.