This is an exploration of time and memory through the metaphor of changing seasons. It combines photographs and digital art images with natural soundscape, poetry, voice and music to convey the fluid changes of our experiences and memories.
Used in this composition were portions of the following poems & songs and music.
I know I am but summer to your heart ( Edna St. Vincent Millay ) sung by Andrea Marcovicci
Just ( e.e. cummings ) spoken by J. P. Kanski
know I am but summer to your heart
Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892 – 1950
( Read Biography )
I know I am but summer to your heart,
And not the full four seasons of the year;
And you must welcome from another part
Such noble moods as are not mine, my dear.
No gracious weight of golden fruits to sell
Have I, nor any wise and wintry thing;
And I have loved you all too long and well
To carry still the high sweet breast of Spring.
Wherefore I say: O love, as summer goes,
I must be gone, steal forth with silent drums,
That you may hail anew the bird and rose
When I come back to you, as summer comes.
Else will you seek, at some not distant time,
Even your summer in another clime.
in Just –
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
A Note on Process: For those interested in the behind the scenes technical bits, software used includes PaintShop Pro, Corel Video Studio Pro, Goldwave Audio and Sqirlz Morph. The links above will provide more information on poets, singers, musicians and composers. For more information about the young ladies in the lovely bonnets see the post Antique Impressions: Easter Bonnets on my photography blog.