Seeing Flowers

“Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small it takes time, we haven’t time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”
― Georgia O’Keeffe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos from time shared with friend Mary O’Connor at the New York Botanical Gardens and their recent exhibit Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions Of Hawai‘i.

BOOK REVIEW by Juliana Lightle

Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind provides an unexpected metaphor for individual life, culture, and so much more. Nearly all the poems are accompanied with a photograph, often of trash in which lays a dental flosser (yes, one of those instruments with which you floss your teeth) with date and location. Flossing is supposed to prevent anything from being left behind. Hence, the title brings up an unusual play on words.” – Juliana Lightle

BOOK REVIEW by Christopher Liccardi

“I have to say, this book not only struck a nerve but felt more relevant with each page I read. Jennifer has captured the seemingly inexhaustible supply of humanity in a collection of poems and street photography that speak volumes about what we leave behind.” – Christopher Liccardi

BOOK REVIEW by Spirituality Without Borders

“Jen Payne’s book, Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, carries prophetic power in the spaces between its words. It is truth and beauty delivered to us in wide-eyed wonder by a child’s heart passionately in love with nature.” – Rita Kowats, Spirituality Without Borders

BOOK REVIEW by Poet Joss Burnel

“Not only will Jen make you feel, think and ponder your own walk through life, but her book has photography that will do the same. Poetry as social commentary has a long history of impacting our world…” – Joss Burnel, Depth of A Woman