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Crimson Petals

Within the veils of tempest throes nest Mother Earth's regret,
Where empty words in jagged thirds from broken echoes jet.
That I, nearby, in blind pursuit, misguided from the mark,
Found crimson petals, lined with grace, while fumbling through the dark.

I slow drew near these blushing pads, transfixed with endless stare,
And saw a man of peerless worth, of heights beyond compare:
A hero chained, a lover lost, but of this world, apart,
Fickle reason drapes this age, yet constant was His heart.

With glory bright but honor bound, light wrinkles in its fold,
Away at last, a truth, divine, to separate the gold.
In hidden depths of shadows tread, I stretched a longing hand,
And whilst the crumbling pillars fall, I firmly took a stand.

From all around death waters poured, but in His presence dear,
A subtle refuge, safe abode, a streak against the fear.
Twas there, like weary travellers spent, I found a cove to rest,
And there, like salvaged heartbreaks, bent, I found myself so blessed

The days have flown, but still the thoughts, come seeping in my mind,
Of that sweet day when clarity I chanced upon to find,
Now when the tide turns ebony and when the fortunes shift,
I close my eyes and one by one let crimson petals drift.

- Patrick K. Chai
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:iconmonarchron:
Monarchron Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
very beautiful.
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CHiPMuNCHiE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
This picture is beautiful!
The colors are just right, the composition is amazing.
+The poem's really nice <3
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q8oceanic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
wow, really WOW ..
the red is so strong, that's beautiful.
the whole atmosphere is splendid,
Well Done :+fav:
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kayvz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
the color in this photo is amazing .. it really caught my eye. very nice!
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Mehrunnisa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
I must say that this picture speaks to me secrets I thought were well hidden within my heart. And it makes a perfect conjugation with that poem that, by the way, is beautiful.
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
What a lovely comment. Thank you for expressing your thoughts with me :hug:

Stay blessed and thanks for the :+fav:s!
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Maggie- Featured By Owner May 13, 2005
It seems I've been M.I.A for a while, but it's nice to see your work in my inbox. It's very refreshing - especially when it's something as vibrant and eye-catching as this. Beautiful work you've done, and I expect you'll keep churning out magnificent photographs. You seem to "out-do" yourself everytime.
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yonashek Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Great DOF and colors - I love the background! :+fav:
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:iconkalany:
kalany Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2005
The colours are gorgeous on this piece -- I love the deep vibrant red and the muted greens. However, what's with the halos around the flowers that aren't in focus? Some kinda weird lens thing, or is that an artifact of the editing process? Still amazing, though. :D
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
I'm not too sure about the halos to be honest. They weren't edited digitally. I only noticed them when I loaded it onto my computer.
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:iconkalany:
kalany Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2005
Huh -- that's pretty weird! :D Wonder where they came from...
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Whippeh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic :D Superb :) Wonderful detail :clap:
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iamkatia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
god, this is gorgeous.

you know, i always think that every photo i see
is really a photo of the photographer.


look how beautiful you are.



(oh! and i am there too!
i'm the shy little flower at bottom
peeking through the leaves.. :aww:)

:cuddle:
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Thanks for the kind words, Katia. And yes, I see you there :giggle:
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ZjeerY Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005   Photographer
That is so beautiful. I love the warm red colors of the flowers. I'm sorry that i don't have much to say, but i'm in awe of the photo, I totally love it. :+fav:
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understand-me07 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005   Writer
you probably already know....but its breathtaking!! its inspiring....i might have to write about it
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Thank you for your kind words :hug:
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plasticastle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
you have brought tears to my eyes my friend...


this is simply outstanding...both in words and image...

all of my love for you

xoxo
:+favlove:
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:iconeggwacker:
eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Thank you, my dear friend.

I wish you only the best :hug: :hug:
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Chacalxxx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Hi
I just wanted to say Hi !!! :D D
Very nice picture !!!! Love the red colours!!! The name of the tree is Bouginvillier?? I have the same in my garden!
See you ! :bye: !! hehe :D :D
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
that's the correct name, Alan. Your messages make me smile all the time!!! :)
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Adept- Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
im one of those guys thats like "wow, flowers.." and like the opposite of feminine... but this picture is really good man heh.. you got me to like a picture of flowers its so good!
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
heh, I'm with you. Believe me, I'm aware of the high number of flower pictures that are floating around out there. This one, I let slide because it gave me the idea of a nice poem to write. Thanks muchly for the comment! I'm glad you liked it.
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Katsukai Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
B-e-a-uuutiful!
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NewMediaNewArse Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Looks so much better in full view. Beautiful photograph.
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Thanks, Laura!
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vickibruce Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Beautiful shot!
Such deep colour. really nice work :)
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Thanks, Vicki :hug:
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coukiedoe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Amazing colours... They're so... beautiful (hardly expresses it).
Repeating the above but it really is amazing.
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Thanks, Stephanie. I'm glad you like it. That's very nice of you to say :nod:
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mirabex Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
*gasps dies and ressurects* what an incredible capture. the textures and detail and primarily the COLOUR oh lovely :clap:
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
no more dying :spank: :D

Thanks for the kind words!
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mirabex Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
:cries: I got spanked... :sniff: :( ...:tears:
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:iconeggwacker:
eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
So here's a hug to make up for it: :hug: :)
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aberrate Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Beautiful photo, beautiful poem.
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timeisatraveller Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
Stunning colours.. a really great photo, love it! :)
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
Thanks, Anna! I'm glad you like it. :w00t:
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cptkangaroo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot :)
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KavaWava Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005   Photographer
dude i just can not get over these great colors!!!! so beautiful in both simplicity and stunning clarity! this is a definate winner.. there is really nothing that i can say that hasn't been said soooooo.... ----> :+fav: hehe BRAVO, great work, honestly great stuff! =D
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2005
heh, first, hi Kawa! :D

Thanks for the generous words. I appreciate it.

I was around Hawaii this time last year. Everytime I see your icon it makes me wish I was there again. Go do some surfing for me :D
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krystel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
this is a fantastic bougainvillea shot - the red + black with hints of green make it absolutely alluring to look at... even more so with those wonderful, comforting words you wrote. beautiful.
:clap:
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Thanks, Krystel!
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Formor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
Beautiful piece and words, my friend:)
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MatthewSaville Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005   Photographer
Not enough time to read the whole caption yet but hey, you cropped the top off! I kindal liked that bit of green...
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
I didn't crop it actually, but the contrast was changed since when I first showed it to you. Hope you're having a fantastic Thursday, Matt.
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Jabba1905 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
wow the colours in this are amazing, transfixing even, I love the little flower looking things inside the main flowers.... incredible
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
Thanks for the kind words, jabba. Hope you have a blessed Thursday!
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augustc4 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2005
mind if I ask why you dont put these pieces up as prints?
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eggwacker Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
I don't mind at all, and in fact, am quite flattered by that question. To be honest, I'm a tough critic on myself, and I don't think anything I've done so far warrants being offered as a print. If I continue improving though, hopefully I'll produce a piece in the future that I'll consider worthwhile for print. In the meanwhile, I'll remain patient. Thanks again for the question.
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augustc4 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
I can understand that.
just don't be overly critical.
some of us do that quite often.
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