Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Unveiling of the Summer Serenity Gallery

Immerse yourself in the stillness of reflection.
Hear summertime's alluring call while enjoying the artistic expressions showcased.

Introductory Remarks:
As the summer season takes a bow, it is with great pleasure that I unveil an artistic collection of poetry prompted by images of serene summer spots. The selections have been collected from writers across the states and as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia to showcase different locations that evoke feelings of peace and calmness. Each piece in the gallery is a unique expression of the writer's noticings of the world. To highlight the individuality of every selection, the poem and photograph submitted were combined and stylized using various technology tools. As you enter the gallery:  

Recall the serenity of summer days.
Allow the exhibit to fill your spirit 
and open your senses.
Relax, Reflect, Recharge!

Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready."
Eugene Montale

Slowly browse through this virtual gallery for a sensory experience. You may wish to enlarge your screen before taking a walk through the gallery.  
Travel with me to find hidden possibilities.
 Take a quick tour of still gardens. 

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
Celia Thaxter 

Or perhaps awake to a beautiful early morning sight. 
Reflect on the grandeur of sunrise
Or be enticed to enjoy the sunset hours. 
"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."
Wallace Stevens

Let the shore capture your heart. 
The sea has its way of drawing me to its shore for moments of quiet reflection. Carol Varsalona
Explore the sweeping coastline. 
Spend an afternoon daydreaming about summers past while planning trips. 
Enjoy the pleasures of summer travel.
Bask in the majesty of nature.

Reflect on the value of relaxation while at the beach. 

In the summer, the song sings itself. 
 William Carlos Williams
Take a dip in a cool lake or at the river's edge.

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. ~ Buddha
Restore your serenity in the stillness of a quiet space or on your mat.
Find summer serenity on the journey of life.

Be inspired by this gallery to create your own poem prompted by an image, scene, or location. 
Or let your creativity surprise others as you create a video, movie, or multimedia presentation. 
You can visit my short video here
Thank you for visiting the 
REFLECT WITH ME: Summer Serenity Gallery. 
  I hope the this gallery of artistic expressions sparked your creative spirit and provided a pleasurable experience.
Contributing Writers of the Summer Serenity Gallery:
Other galleries that you might like to peruse:
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