the photographer’s daughter


her mother only took
black and white photographs
so her daughter would know
she was beautiful, even different.

© listentothebabe

I loved this photo the first time I saw it. Ness at @twothirdssky was kind enough to let me use it. The photograph inspired the poem.

About listentothebabe

writing is the teeth that gnaw on my bones.


  1. Love working in black and white! So dramatic, shadow creation and emphasis, and the feeling it emotes. So much more “feeling” than color.

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  2. I like this. There’s a sweetness to this one.

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  3. And I’m happy she let you use the photo. Very beautiful and perfectly married with your beautiful words.

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  5. Ness

    Wow, thank you so much.
    I am just delighted with our collaboration.

    What a confidence boost your poetry has given me. I am humbled my your confidence.
    Thank you for this, it is a gift.

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