Tagged: Impermanence

Poetry by Patrick Chapman. Photography by Sean Hayes.


I was invited by Irish poet, writer and screenwriter – Patrick Chapman – to contribute cover photography for his latest collection of poetry; titled ‘Slow Clocks of Decay’. Delighted to do so. The shot selected is of a forlorn rose in my garden on a cold winter’s day. I admired its fortitude in the face of diminishing odds of surviving the north-easterly winds buffeting our garden and decided to capture the rose’s plight in photography. Admiration is also in order for Patrick’s latest work of poetry. As the sleeve notes succinctly states, Patrick’s seventh poetry collection succeeds in ‘Exploring universal themes through the lens of his remarkable imagination’. I’ve selected a poem from the collection that encompasses the transient themes of Patrick’s work. The impermanence of everything. If you are interested in discovering more of Patrick’s work, please follow the link: http://www.salmonpoetry.com/bookshop-search.php


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Randoms: Detritus Series © Sean Hayes (2012)

Detritus Series © Sean Hayes

Detritus Series © Sean Hayes

This is another photograph in the series of images I shot last autumn depicting decomposition of leaves and various pieces of detritus that nature has discarded. While the subject matter may seem rather melancholic and brings our attention to the impermanence of things, it is also a promise of new life to come. Nothing new can exist or come into being without space being created through the destruction of what has been. A metaphor for the morphosis that affects many aspects of our lives and loves. Hope you like the image – and should you like it enough to want a pristine print on your wall, please write to me at shonski50@me.com and we’ll chat about print sizes, prices and shipping arrangements. Thank you for your visit.