Your Photography Tells a Story

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Your Photography Tells a Story

As our smartphones allow us to snap pictures of all that we stop to pay attention to, we can create stories and poetry with our daily moments. The old adage, “Stop and smell the roses” has taken on new meaning as we, with our smart phones, do just that.

These stories can include the stories of our world, of nature, of science, of our communities.

Read my example below, then consider how you could tell a story or write a poem with your own photography. Remember: next month is National Poetry Month; you can start now to prepare!

What story would you tell?

Here’s one of mine from my March Slice of Life:

Rhythm of Earth

by Sheri Edwards

Posted at AskWhatElse


Rhythm of Earth


In November,

the time in my neighborhood

when the sun is close

but the earth tilts away,


Clouds condense in fog

and soon drop soft snowflakes

of frozen water droplets

slowly floating down.


December. January. February.

Snow blankets the area, melts, falls,

and fills our world with white.

By the creek


Where daily walks

find stories in the snow


and fellow travelers

greet each other




and cover the cliffs

of the coulee walls

where dare-devils


the falls, last week flowing,

this week frozen

Photo by Scott Hunter, used with permission

as the rhythm of the earth

breathes warmth one day,

blasts bitter cold another,

creating a crystal cocoon

in the lake valley


up along the hilly edges


and over the highland prairies

moisturizing the miles and miles of fertile farmland above


until finally the sprites of spring

spirit the winter wizard away

with warming sun rays

from daylight to dusk

shrinking the starkness

into a melting mess of mud,

softening the dry, dead nutrients

of last autumn’s dormancy where

blooms of the bright beauty of spring

sprinkle the earth with color



Photography, Video, Poetry by Sheri Edwards, except for ice climber photo by Scott Hunter and the SmartPhone by Pixabay, as indicated.

Slice of Life