Long Out of Print by RC deWinter


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© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved


It must be that our dictionaries differ
in more than just the binding round the spine.
Perhaps mine is an earlier edition
while yours is of a novel new design.

They could be printed each in different language
for all the similarities there be.
In mine the definitions are more constant,
yours bend to fit what circumstance you see.

I will not ask to borrow yours if ever
my volume should appear hopelessly lost.
I’d rather write a new one from my memory
than stoop to borrow yours to cut the cost.

And yes, my pages, printed small, are lengthy,
admitting no convenience to the now.
But better on the shelf, ignored, unopened,
than cheaply made and incomplete somehow.

© 2012 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph shot June 12, 2010.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Xero Clarity,
VP5 Gothic Oils layered over Akvis Oils


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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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  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image.

  • Much appreciated, Julie. thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

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  • Honored, many thanks, Kira/

    – RC deWinter

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your excellent feature in Kira’s Daily Dazzler Beautiful image!

  • Thank you, Deb, I always appreciate your encouragement.

    – RC deWinter

  • mmargot
    mmargotover 2 years ago

    Writing and image are so on point and … well, you understand.

  • As do you…thank you so much…

    – RC deWinter

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • How wonderful; many thanks, Francis.

    – RC deWinter

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 2 years ago


  • Honored, thank you, Ana.

    – RC deWinter

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 2 years ago

  • Gracias!

    – RC deWinter

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