Discerning Dialogue

I attended a talk by poet laureate and poetry professor Billy Collins earlier this year. Someone asked him whether anyone can produce a poem, and he noted that one thing that cannot be taught is metaphor.

Thinking metaphorically seems to me to apply to images as well as words: you either see a connection or you don’t, and I imagine most people will see wildly different things.

This week’s photo challenge is wonderfully open-ended.  It asks us to present dialogue between pictures, for beholders to contemplate.  It’s almost too much fun to come up with such visual combinations.

I call this pairing “Burst”:

Some Sunday sloth:

“Caught in the Act”:

Possibly my favorite pairing:

Cupcakes, anyone?

For whom do the bells toll?

Of these two pairings, only one (in each) should be eaten:

Some architectural pairings:

Art is everywhere:

Some morning stars:

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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22 Responses to Discerning Dialogue

  1. Maya says:

    Beautiful interpretation of the challenge!

  2. frdbvr says:

    Fantastic! Well done!

  3. autopict says:

    Wow, so much great ideas!

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  6. Amy says:

    beautiful gallery! Fabulous images.

  7. alainafae says:

    Excellent post, wonderful pictures both as individual shots and in their pairings 🙂

  8. scillagrace says:

    Oh, well done! Such a sumptuous feast of pairings….tapas and wine!

  9. SimplySage says:

    Beautiful! The best I’ve seen yet!

  10. Touch2Touch says:

    What fun these are! Your enjoyment at making connections communicates itself to your viewers. Visual metaphors — an interesting thing to think about.
    P.S. I love so many poems of Billy Collins, how lucky you were to get to hear him.

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  13. Mara Eastern says:

    Wow! All your photos here are so lovely, but this response to the difficult photo challenge grabbed my attention most. It’s excellent, very thoughtful and very relevant to the challenge 🙂

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