Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Week (and Change)

Before me yawns the future, there
Outlined in grey, and dim. 
And though I know not when or where 
I go, I trust in Him. 

Before me walks the great Author:
The One who penned it all. 
If He can know all Time, and more,
He'll answer for me my call. 

And so I'll march, and jump, and fight,
And die, if thus I'm called,
And pray, by grace, to be Your light,
Your Love to conquer all. 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Theodicy for Pollen

And once a year, by God's decree,
The trees send forth their seed
To show to men that His beauty
Must always make them weep. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Poetic Prayer

They've said the reason that the modern man,
in piety is less than early men -
those men who gave up life, and gladly so
to wider spread the joyful news with their
own death, that man need never die again
when once he's risen in the Son's ascent - 
is simple: we do not in actual-
-ity desire it. We'd rather hedge
our bets with wisdom of the world, to which
the Cross and admiration thereof is
so foolish.
                 Father mine, please keep from me
this human penchant for desiring my
own truth above the Real, and drive my soul
to Calvary, from whence then send to me out,
all full of Christ's sufficient grace, to bring
there, by the hand, those who've yet to be filled.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Young Man: Sockless

Yes, my feet were blown highlights, wisenheimer.

It's a good feeling.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Old Man: Color vs. Tone

Over at The Curriculum, Billax - one of the most knowledgable guys still hanging around this scene - has a great thread about the difference between color contrast and tonal contrast: which one is more important in the perception and/or reception of a certain outfit?

Check it out. It might surprise you.

This might explain the appeal that all those black and white photos in Dressing the Man and the like have.


(note: at this time, it looks like Billax is too knowledgeable, in that he has maxed out his Photobucket bandwidth allotment for the time. Check back often though, as it's a great thread.)