words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

2012

A Spark Of Life Revealing Itself

The patterned floor of my imagination led me to the light…

Moving towards the light from places unknown

like a maze

 – it felt

when i walked

toward myself

and

into the light


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Images For Android Phones: The Abandoned House And The Darkness Of My Room

Images For Android Phones: The Abandoned House And The Darkness Of My Room

across the street
their memories abandoned
the years in view
slipping away
fading to and fro
weathered by the storms
and dreams
long since gone


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Images For Android Phones: The House On The Corner

Images For Android Phones: The House On The Corner

it was a house
not un-like
the others
decaying
dying
without a word
of remembrance


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Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes – Who Are We

Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes - Who Are We

how strange a question
the film provides
a search for who we are
beyond the stars
– prometheus


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Images For Android Phones: The Point In Pop-Art

Images For Android Phones: The Point In Pop-Art

drinking … a coke
stencil … spray paint
and colored pencil in hand
visiting NYC
seeing marilyn
and talking with jean michel
– basquiat
and wondering
where in the world
andy
warhol
has gone … without me


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Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes – 06.07.12

Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes - 06.07.12

it’s raining outside
– like colors
and things
with shapes
i haven’t seen


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today 02

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today 02

Another photograph from today’s visit to the animal park Hollywild. It’s feeding time.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

A visit to the wild-life park Hollywild in South Carolina. A showcase of beautiful animals.


A Post Written With Random Thoughts

Sometimes a post is worth less than a thousand words….

A random image for random thoughts

It is a struggle sometimes to keep up with the pace of life. Better to find a moment of peace. I often think about things too much. For too long. Finding only temporary distraction when I am far too busy. Doing almost nothing of any true importance. Like discovering an insignificant place in time. Is it me, I seek to know? Or a vision of something that holds me captive? It is, perhaps (on a good day) all about waking to the dream that belongs to someone else. Feeling something. Something amiss in my own interpretation. Somewhere in the lost-not-found.

And then…

Feeling a strong sense of delight. In awe. The things inescapable. Like the beauty of a rising sun, an intrepid step, or a moon-filled night.

Then there is of course the consequence of not following the plan. Any plan. Failing to listen to destiny. My destiny.

And now…

It feels like I’ve just begun to say something….


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The City Series: First Published Book

The City Series: First Published Book

I just received the first copy of my self-published book: n e w d i g i t a l s c a p e s – art for posts: the city series. It is a 20 page volume of art, prose and poetry. The print quality is very good. And I am pleased with the final product.


The Dream Struggling To Complete Itself (A Waking Dream Remix)

Sometimes a dream no longer has words to say….

The darkest of dreams shed some light

It only takes a moment

– to know

a dream has nothing more to say….


When A Waking Dream Can No Longer Speak In Words

The moment I awoke I knew the dream would end in silence…

Sometimes in the waking a dream can no longer speak

the dream awoke …

with a stutter and a stir

it tried to find

in my mind

words to complete

a story unfolding

– boldly

in slumber

in death

a sleep with an end

and a dream

– with words

unable to speak …

 – a dream struggling to complete itself


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Images For Android Phones: A Light Inside My Dream – A Shadow Inside My Mind

Images For Android Phones: A Light Inside My Dream - A Shadow Inside My Mind

the film reel shatters
tape askew-ed
my shadow collects
– the remains

and now…

inside the movie
of my mind
an ending light
so hard to find

and then…

in the
– dark
a light
that fades

as the credits roll
– in bliss-full
disdain


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Images For Android Phones: The Dark Outside My Window

Images For Android Phones: The Dark Outside My Window

the film ends
no longer a starring role
outside my window
the darkness
is collecting its toll

are you there
feeling it’s unfair
– our lost
you have to bare

sitting there
– with empty seats
and
ending dreams

no starring role

here
just the things
we sometimes fear…


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Images For Android Phones: A Light At The End Of The Hallway

Images For Android Phones: A Light At The End Of The Hallway

the film rolls
in secrets
with shadows
taking their toll

a light
with no day
in dark corners
in which to play

alone
– afraid
stoned

at the end
of the hallway


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Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike – 06

Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike - 06

a bridge
suspended above
dream-like
tall and magnificent
in awe

i stand below
my bike and I
in the flow …


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Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike – 04

Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike

Heading north from downtown Greenville on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The SRT is an old railroad line. Now a crossway trail for bikes, runners etc. Here I am approaching The clock tower at Furman University with Paris Mountain in the background (a great place for mountain biking). At this point I am about 8 miles north of downtown Greenville.


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Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike – 03

Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike - 03

This is a shot of some of the galleries and condos that line the Falls River in downtown Greenville.


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Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike – 02

Images For Android Phones: Views From A Bike - 02

Another view of the Falls River Park. This downtown park has a host of galleries, places to dine, and shops.


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Images For Android Phones: A Moment Shared Is Like A Rose Between Us.

Images For Android Phones: A Moment Shared Is Like A Rose Between Us.

somewhere hidden
a pearl
a rose
– you …


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Images For Android Phones: 5 a.m. – Work In Progress

Images For Android Phones: 5 a.m. - Work In Progress

It is 5 a.m. and it has been a long night indeed. I am working on the formatting of an art book, utilizing images, poems, and text from my blog. I hope to publish this first draft in a week or two.


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Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes – 04

Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes - 04

The very last step I ever took, led me to the edge of time …


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Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes – 03

Images For Android Phones: New Landscapes - 03

With every step along the way, I saw things differently …


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Images For Android Phones: Design

Images For Android Phones: Design

Is it an ARP synth, or a very tall building?