There are times when there is better than here
When the oceanic depth seem inviting
There are times when my head is too heavy
When simple translucence would be a blessing
There are times when getting up is too fucking hard
When drifting to the bottom is the apotheosis of a dream hard won

Blanchot, 07/27/10


jellyfish, dreams, depths, oblivion, aquariam, heaviness

I came rather late to poetry and even later to photography. I have graduate degrees in philosophy. I realized sometime ago that nearly all of my work makes some sort of implicit argument, and it often makes rather esoteric references to philosophy. Sorry: not trying to be turgid. It’s what I know, and it what Pan whispers into my ear.

You may find my newer, more formal photography at:
Thanks, Rusty

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago

  • Wow! Two in a row: thanks, Francis! Cheers, Rusty

    – Rusty Gentry

  • sophiaavene
    sophiaaveneabout 4 years ago

    Thank you, Rusty. The verse and the photo are beautiful and so touching!

    As always,

  • Yous gots it! ME

    – Rusty Gentry

  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuabout 4 years ago

    this is just beautiful! like a ghost – ephemeral and surreal

  • Hey girl, thank you. Yes, I like that, “ephemeral and surreal.” Were you speaking of the photo or my life? xo, Rusty

    – Rusty Gentry

  • sure2010
    sure2010about 4 years ago

    Superb..superb…creation depicting the word OBLIVION so powerfully..grt work Rusty:))

  • Suresh, my friend: How did I miss this? Wow, no this is a powerful comment. I’m absolutely honored that you suggest that I have ‘depicted’ Oblivion. Very nice, my friend. Sorry I missed you. Cheers, Rusty

    – Rusty Gentry

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 4 years ago

  • I am flattered. I do love this group. It is perhaps the most open group “approval only” group on RB, which is not to say that the standards aren’t impressively high. I truly am honored, Patricia Anne. xo, Rusty

    – Rusty Gentry

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 4 years ago

    oxoxoxxoxoxo might welcomed we love having you along for the ride!

  • I was a bit more thrilled until it turned out that you are undercover. Why disclose yourself now? Are you about to bring me down? Well, I’ll have you know, I can put my glasses on with both hands, too.

    Just kidding, I do love this group. xo, Art is not a Crime

    – Rusty Gentry

  • Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo
    Patricia Anne ...about 4 years ago


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