© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

love among chaos

like a tree uprooted i topple sideways,
crashing to the reality of unforgiving earth.
limbs cracked have nothing on the shattering of the soul
as one is ripped from the harsh but familiar comfort
of one’s grounding.
lying stunned as cold sunshine gives way to sullen rain
i look up and see that phantom, love,
dangling not so far above me but tantalizingly
out of reach.
i am worthy! i will win you! i cry as determination floods in,
filling cracks and fissures as, fixing myopic gaze
upon that teasing shade i rise,
battered but not beaten,
ready to replant my roots in this new ground.

© 2012 RC deWinter

Digital oils from an original photograph shot November 6, 2012.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Filter Forge 3, Gritty, Akvis Oils over DAP.


antiques, beads, books, chaos, disarray, heart, impressionism, impressionist, interior, lamp, lampshade, living room, mirror, room, still life, vintage

Hello, and welcome!
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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  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayalmost 2 years ago

    words and art are both wonderful. fav.

  • Thanks so much, Mark.

    – RC deWinter

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