Poetry is all around us—life’s artistic treatise is only as far as one’s awareness.

— Nena Black

The writings and images here are an exploration of life—human life and that of the awe-inspiring natural world around us. Life in its complexity, dichotomy, eclecticism, idiosyncrasy, sensuality, nostalgia… Through the lens, with the pen, and from the vantage of the heart, mind, and soul, I am a passionate observer of life. I let the poetry emerge in all that I see and do, capturing and expressing it as I can through writing and photography. Poetry is all around us. Life is a collage of passion, pain, and perseverance. Even moments of chaos and uncertainty can turn quickly to artistic inspiration. The collage is perpetually in motion. Life’s artistic treatise is only as far as one’s awareness.

I also feel a deep resonance with the tradition of storytelling, which spans the length of human existence. Stories are integral to our health, our history, our humanity, and I am happy to share both fictional and non-fictional works in this regard. Even more integral is thought itself (e.g., consciousness, perception) and the capacity for expansion therein. Here, I examine this via Buddhism and existentialism, arts and culture, nature, and the philosophy of human potential.

I invite you to interact with me here by leaving comments, liking my posts (★), and sharing/following on social media. Please also follow (+) me for up-to-date content. If you are local to the Pacific NW, you may contact me with information regarding relevant events and venues via the Contact portal on this site. If you are seeking Photography services, please follow the link as highlighted. I will be happy to explore working with you.

Please Note: All original content is the exclusive property of me, the author (unless noted otherwise), and may only be used with my express written permission, with full credit noted. We are all artists, in one form or another, and deserve proper recognition for our work. Any of my images here may be purchased as prints. Please refer to the Photography portal for contact information.

This blog follows no prescribed format, except that of personal expression.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. Please come freely.

writer, poet, poetry, voice over, voice actor, photographer, photography, editor, editing

Nena Black


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