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The Box by WiseWanderer The Box by WiseWanderer
After a dream
I woke alone on a shore.
Cold, dark and grey,
The wind and me, nothing more.

There was a box
At the edge of the black sea.
Did it wash up,
Or was it put there by me?

Should I peek in?
Or leave it taped and sealed tight?
Best not to touch,
Let it wash back to the night.



Made out of:
Beach by :iconearwenseregon:
Old Box by Sophie (scol22) at SXC
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:iconagathodaimon89:
agathodaimon89 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! your work feautured here :D
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
Thank you :)
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raye001 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
i know what was in the box. i know becuase i was in the box, but what els was in there i will not give away, or every one will know the terible secrets it held,but i will tell you that inside the box was a passage way to another world, hell
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Best to keep the lid closed then :)
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:iconraye001:
raye001 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
bahahhaha lol
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Kitkatcha Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I dream about the ocean all the time...sometimes as a benevolent thing, calm...sometimes I see tidal waves rising up and I run and run and try to tell other people to run.....
this has that same surreal feel.

Very nice.
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Thanks! I really like this one too.
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:icontysonius:
tysonius Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Niiice... the poem complements the image well.
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
Thanks. Is the whole thing a poem or a picture? Maybe this is a better way to do it: [link]
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:icontysonius:
tysonius Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008
To answer that, I suppose it depends on what one considers to be poetry. I sometimes think of the fiction of Roger Zelazny. He wanted to be poet, but found that writing (SF, in particular) paid the bills, so he spent most of his time doing that. However, I often thought that the descriptive language he used, and the images he wrought, were closer to poetry than that of many actual poets. And now we have visual images that also seem to cross into that realm. To paraphrase a certain justice: "I can't define it [poetry, not pornography :P], but I know it when I see it."
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2008
It's a good point... sometimes categorisations are counter-productive because they detract from what something really is. Art is communication, so who cares if it is called a "poem" or a "picture" or "prose". What is a poem, really? I dunno.... I quite hated English in high school.
The poetry of :iconpoet77: forms images in my mind if I read it quickly and don't focus on the individual words. So in my head, are these poems or pictures?
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love1008 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
surreal dreamlike :)
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:iconsaira30:
saira30 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I know the feeling right now. Wow...how did you know???? :sherlock:
:giggle:
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
We all have these boxes, whether we know it or not...
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:iconsaira30:
saira30 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Yeah...I know. I am stuck in mine right now. :(
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Interesting that you're in your box. I put things in mine.
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:iconsaira30:
saira30 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
You never get the feeling of being trapped? It is even more interesting (to me) that I have been unable to crawl out. :shrug:

:sadangel:
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
Sometimes I'm trapped but it's my own doing. I feel pretty much in control... but then maybe I've never really been trapped. There must be a way out of your box... even if you have to think your way through an imaginary hole in the box!
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saira30 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Well...I have been scratching around. I will make it out I'm sure. I am just trying to figure out how I got in there in the first place. :shrug: :confused:
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Good luck. It's the year of the rat, and the rat always has an escape route, so you'll be fine (provided you make it out this year).
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proverbios31 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008   Photographer
Wow!!!!! :wow:

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:clap:
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WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
hehe thanks Angie :)
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:iconfaeriecrone:
faeriecrone Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
the reflection is excellent ... and the B&W makes it look mysterious (Bob's words)
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Thanks, the reflection was the fun part. It just demanded to be in B&W.
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
not gonna open the box, eh?
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:iconwisewanderer:
WiseWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Hey, it rhymed better ;)
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