Taking Photos Of Fireworks

Color sparks light up dark skies
People stand in awe
One pop then another
Some two at a time or more
Click of a button
Photographer stands watching
One hand on cable button
Hand just moves as he watches
No thinking
Just clicking away
Hoping half of two hundred fifty plus photos
Yield some good results


Taking Photos Is Poetry

Each time you wander outside into nature’s backyard
Bringing your camera and gear;
trudging along until you see it.
Hits you in the face,
You bring the camera up
snapping away as you take photos,
and still more,
knowing one of these will speak for itself.
At this grand moment your thoughts were prosaic.
In the eyes of mine,
you will get that perfect shot.