A Contemplative Life = Camera Obscura* – Poem for a Poet

Ted's Photo of Saskatachwan Pine Creek 4-2020

Pine Cree Regional Park – © Ted Dyck 2019

Poet Obscura*

Known for excellence in thought, word and deed,

An old friend,

A guy who loves to laugh,

Chase words, numbers and women.

Who hones in on the details

of a place

but hides the pain

in prairie settings

fish, trout, streams, solitude

behind a curtain of sonorous refrains

that he speaks aloud

into the air, the audience

on the winds

As prayers,

If there is heaven

Let it be here.

For Ted 4/26/2020 Dedicated to Ted Dyck

  • “The term Camera obscura is taken from the Latin and means “dark room”. Invented in the sixteenth century, the camera obscura is made out of an arrangement of lenses and mirrors in a box that is darkened, The machine permits accuracy in a drawing, often of topographical detail. When looking through the lens of a camera obscura, The view presented is actually reflected through the mirrors onto the paper or cloth and allows the artist to draw by tracing the outline.”
Ted Dyck 2019

Ted Dyck Canadian Poet, Musician, Teacher Contemplative & Mathematician

Ted is a poet and teacher of poetry, who has kindly published some of my poems in Canada in Transitions Magazine. Ted Dyck is the editor of this regional magazine.

Grateful for the inspiration and support from this teacher and friend.

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.

Take time to smile wherever you are in this world.



About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
This entry was posted in Contemplative life, environment, photography, poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A Contemplative Life = Camera Obscura* – Poem for a Poet

  1. SARA says:

    nice article..learnt a lot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.