The prompt for Sunday’s Poetry Challenge at One Stop Poetry http://onestoppoetry.com/ is a photograph by photographer India Hobson. I am not a photographer, and I never appreciated them until I began this blog and searched for photographs to go with my poems. Now I cannot give them enough praise. I wanted to place the photo in this post, but for some reason I could not copy it. It can be seen at the above site.
THE EYE BEHIND
By Mike Patrick
Behind the camera is an eye,
an eye which sees so much others never do.
The perfect pose, or the fleeting instant of natures grace,
is reflected in the eye as the shutter snaps.
The eye has learned to live with disappointment.
So many times the pose slips and nature flies.
The eye is destined to forever seek the perfect picture;
the one that touches every heart,
the one that tells the story of a million words.
Not yet found, the eye knows it lives
within the next snap of the shutter.