Through a Pinhole

Lake Sommerville State Park, TX | Ondu pinhole photo by author

the prick of a pin
opens the darkened chamber
to light — suffices
with a broad embrace
releases the pressure
from obscurity, and softly
focuses the desire to create

what our ancestors knew
we refine, from raw to raw
in matchboxes, beer cans,
tea tins, even books

the lightest touch
with piercing and tape
bridges the divide
flings wide the gate


A little poem for World Pinhole Photography Day! I wrote an article praising the technique on Medium; here’s a link where you can read it. Thanks, readers!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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