The Spectral Gasp


Even in our rushing…

heart pounding..

state of mind..

Some things are so exquisite…

So tearfully lovely…

that even a lifetime of staring,

is not enough to burn the

perfection of the image

into your retinas…

Memories are vivid..

but, the purity

of the reality

is so much



David L. Whitman 06/16/2012 in awe on the shore


40 thoughts on “The Spectral Gasp

  1. David, splendid!
    You say so true. Very nice poem and exceptional image! I am speechless in front of these beauties! Look, I upload the soul of beauty and thank you so much for this!
    Have a great day!
    Be blessed with happiness David! 🙂

  2. The beauty of this post rises so high. It’s so perfect. Your words to describe this….perfection. Just perfection David.

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  4. Yes – tearfully exquisite David… both words and photo… wow!! How did you ever get the sky to do that for you? The arc over the water sheltering the magnificent sunset ….beautiful…and although memories cannot ever be like reality — this photo can help you relive this moment over and over again…. 🙂

    • yes…I think in a away…you and I..With the photos and words have a real written and visual documentation of well…us:)) thank you so much, Robyn:)))

  5. wow, and I say WOW…that photo is astounding, richly vivid and emphasizes the beauty of nature and science…and the piece says so much it is very much worth the reread..wisdom mixes with awe and desperation with beauty and memories…errr, that’s how I “gasp” hehe 🙂

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