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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved


sometimes you have a run of luck –
what we call luck, anyway.
the universe smiles and shines
a spotlight on you
and a wonderful thing happens

you are gifted with something looked for,
prayed for, wished for, worked for
you are blessed with confidence,
buoyed by success, enriched by a gift
or warmed by love

then there are times
the universe leads you to a tree and
you look up and see that perfect apple,
that luscious fruit you’ve been longing for
but it hangs inches away from your grasp

your arms are just that much shy
from being able to pluck it
there’s no springboard, no ladder,
no one to lift you and nothing you can stand on
to claim that prize

best not to linger and look too long
or you’ll find yourself hemmed in
by a circle of thickets,
sprung up while you were dreaming,
frozen forever in the vise of hopeless yearning

it’s the cruelest of jokes,
the torture of the unfulfilled,
when that which we desire most
sits before us,

© 2013 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph
shot October 8, 2011.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, DAP


apple tree, apples, country, fruit, landscape, leaves, nature, rustic, tree, wild apples

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • devotee1
    devotee1over 1 year ago

    Very nice! I have a pomegranate tree in my backyard; and I have never gotten one of the tree, in 40 years, that I could eat. But it does look beautiful!

  • I guess they must look like pomegranates, because someone on another site said something similar…they’re wild apples but you know what they say about the eye of the beholder, Joe, thank you. :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Lovely image, Gina

  • Many thanks, Stephanie.

    – RC deWinter

  • v-something
    v-somethingover 1 year ago

    20/3/2013 – Vicky

  • Honored, many thanks.

    – RC deWinter

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