Collection Recollection

Day 19 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the goal is a poem about a collection of whatever subject matter picked up along a walk.   After a myriad of ideas, good and possibly not so good, I have gone with being true to myself.   I have literally taken over 55,000+ photographs in my adult life.  Some 32,000 of these are on my Flickr.  How do I get these I thought and the tiny voice inside my head reminded me.. from walking and collecting all the visual moments that capture my mind’s eye and then my camera.

Roxy's Birthday Party

Collection Recollection
by Michael Doyle

Raising my eyes
Camera captures the skies
A thousand lights
Fill my summer nights

Hopes swirl and then rise
As I photograph full skies
I've never seen this
Without thinking of your kiss

The photographs are mine
Shared with the world to shine
Reminds me of a safer time
And the hillsides we would climb

A collection of recollection
Literally thousands waiting for inspection
Memories caught in digital
Mindscapes of the physical

God is the greatest artist, I said
And think on now as I sit on my bed
Wondering at all this self-isolation
Spread across the breadth of our nation

(c) April 19, 2020  Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

Le Cirque De La Nuit  -Bits of Bytes In Dance


About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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