June 16, 2008

Transience or Permanence

The theme provided by One Single Impression for this week is Transience or Permanence.




Transitory life
Cenotaph of an old king
Permanent landmark

36 comments:

Nomadic Matt said...

thanks for the comments on my site! Glad you enjoyed them!

SandyCarlson said...

Your poem makes me think of how much I think each of us craves some kind of permanence--or assurance that life is meaningful.
Writing in Faith: Poems

Indrani said...

Beautiful lines Celine. Just three of them but they seem to be overflowing with meaning.

Saibal Barman said...

Lovely view of life !
It whispers alike in me :--

"Fleeting moments of being
Spontaneously lose all its splendour
Only to leave behind a thin imprint"

Best wishes,

spacedlaw said...

Lovely! I am so jealous that you saw this site!

indicaspecies said...

Matt,

That picture was absolutely gorgeous. Thank you dropping by.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sandy,

Craving to find the meaning of life. I wonder if it's gonna be a perpetual quest.:)

indicaspecies said...

Indrani,

Thank you. Glad you liked the Haiku.:)

indicaspecies said...

Saibal,

That's so apt. Thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

spacedlaw:

Nathalie, haha..I am sure you aren't.
I've been writing Haiku for a while, but am so glad Sandy has introduced me to other lovely artists.:)

qualcosa di bello said...

i guess we all hope to leave something lasting behind...your words say it so well

teric said...

This is a wonderful comparison of transience and permanence. Glad you have joined OSI.

me ann my camera said...

Permanent structures mark the past of what once must have been grandeur. Lovely words, lovely photograph.

nature tales and camera trails

WillThink4Wine said...

I am always amazed at the ancient architecture that withstands the tests of time. I'm sure the footprint I leave behind will not be nearly so grand.

RIC said...

...skeleton bones having shed many skins... murmur ghostly warnings...cast lighter shadows...

I love your photos! ...enjoy your impressions and glad you're here!

gautami tripathy said...

Very specific and wonderfully put!

yearning

Sayani said...

oh they are so beautiful ...these places speaks so much ...i love hearing the history speak s!!!!

regards
sayani

backpakker said...

Thats the paradox of life..beautifully expressed
Lakshmi

sukku said...

Lovely photo

Raven said...

Wonderful. Perfect description of the paradox of this prompt. Lovely. Wonderful photo too. I like your post above this one too.

San said...

Transience/Permanence. You've captured the wistful tug of war between the two, Celine.

indicaspecies said...

qualcosa di bello,

Thank you for your visit. Piacere.:)

indicaspecies said...

Teric:

Ric, thank you for the encouraging words. I'm delighted to be a part of OSI.:)

indicaspecies said...

me, ann my camera:

Welcome, and thank you for your nice and thoughtful words.:)

indicaspecies said...

WillThink4Wine,

Welcome.:)
That is the beauty of ancient history and its historical monuments. With a set of blogs like you have, you have made your mark too.;)

indicaspecies said...

Ric,

That's so poetic.:)

Welcome aboard, and am delighted to hear those kind words.:)

indicaspecies said...

Gautami,

Welcome, and thank you for your nice words.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sayani,

Thank you.:)
If you love hearing history speak, then may I suggest that you read my post just before this?

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,
So true. Thanks.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sukku,

Welcome here, and thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Raven,

Welcome and thank you very much for your visit here and your nice words. I'm delighted that you liked these posts.:)

indicaspecies said...

San,

Thank you.:)

Quiet Paths said...

Many things endure, as your words so wonderfully illustrate... the photo is a perfect fit.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Wonderful use of words! :)

indicaspecies said...

Quiet Paths:

Welcome to my blog Christine, and thank you very much for your nice words.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

Thank you.:)