Sunday, June 30, 2013

Magpie 175

Photography ~~ Musin Yohan 



Fields of Indonesia

toiling sunrise to sunset
bringing in the sheaves
 wheat that will
nourish them 
throughout a long monsoon season
tireless workers paying little heed to  
dark skies above the yellow ground
portent of the rain 



  

24 comments:

  1. the skies in these pictures make them look surreal....and in that keeping the head down, doing the labor of survival...there is something of that diligence....

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  2. A great interpretation of the picture.

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  3. Great art and wonderful words. I know how to work like that. Glad I don't have to any more.

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  4. Another era, and yet a struggle that goes on well into the future. I felt the rain coming too! Perfectly captured; the struggle of the labourer in the field

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  5. Excellent take Helen on the monsoons of the Southeast Asian and Oceanic archipelago.

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  6. Astute and keenly observant. Well done.

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  7. Beautiful words. Observational genius. :)

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  8. Thanks for bringing me into this neon reality..the beauty just grows!

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    1. I love the lens through which he photographs ....

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  9. We need to work alongside other nature! we need to do our part for survival.
    Good write! thanks.

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  10. Such an interesting word, era, like erie , or perhaps it is a Titaness in disguise, Rhea?

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  11. Thanks for sharing more pics. I had never heard of this photographer but really like his pictures. Imagine having to work under these skies with no choice to stop or not.

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  12. Such beautiful photographs and your words speak their story..lovely

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  13. Words matched the photo's beautifully. It's quite simply, stunning.

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  14. My dad was stationed in Burma in WWII. I have photos that he took that remind me so much of the third image you shared. Really like how you encapsulated all three photos into the poem. Well penned.

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  15. I am absolutely drooling over the second image. It's a stunner. And a poem worthy to sit alongside. Another great post.

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  16. Loved the pics.
    Loved your text...

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  17. Rush before the monsoons....lovely poetry and thanks for sharing more pics.

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  18. You've captured the feel of endless toil, endless rain, endless spirit ...Gorgeous progression of photos, too. Beautiful work.

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  19. Beautiful, Helen...and enjoyed seeing a bit more of his work...

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  20. Wonderful job here, and I was happy to see the additional art, too.

    =)

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