Picture Poems Volume 1, 2 and 3

About the Books

Animated Stills

This book is an Inspiration of Life from photographs. As a photographer, I roam around and take pictures of many things. Some of those pictures contain images where I see something in them. As a Poet, this sparks my imagination, my Muse, to poetically interpret that “something” into action. So a poem is born. I write about it, and ask the readers if they see it too. That is the basis of this book of Animated Stills. The “stills” part comes from the photograph. The “animated” portion is where poet brings the perceived image to life for the reader. Animated stills are poems where inanimate objects take on human, animal, or spirit forms, traits, or articles. They are derived from Photographs I have taken, that have moved me to write a poem associated with it. I believe that photography and poetry go together well. One form paints a visual picture while the other creates a poetic image. Together, the synergy becomes very powerful. At least, that is what  hope I have achieved here. Here is an excerpt from Poem 26. Firebird, from which the cover photo is taken. Oh Firebird, of myth and ash, Your purpled plumes rise from the flames, And like the heat returning sun, Renewal forms your mythic claims. Oh Phoenix, formed from fire’s force, Your legend burns across the sky, In trails of smoke and glowing arch, On toasted wings that make sparks fly. Oh Benu glyph of ancient myth, In resurrection of the soul, Set free the purgatory lost Their spirit cleanse to make them whole. And once their essence has renewed Feed them with your spiritual food    

Take Flight: The Sonnets

A Poetic Journey like none before. An exciting adventure within the Sonnet form that takes you along. Traveling far through the terrain of the Sonnet. Starting with the Standard Formats, see how some Famous Poets take liberties with the structure and Sonnet Variation -moving the Couplet, -changing the Type of Stanzas, -adding more Lines, -adopting creative Rhyme Schemes, -examining the Line Length, and Meter. -shorter Overall Length -use of Refrains. -poetic Sequences -complex Variations  

Picture Poems 1

Poetry and photography blend together beautifully in this author's work. On their own, each is exquisite. Combined, they become something else—a powerful composition that blends the best of both: that is what happens in this book.

The explanations give poetry lovers and budding poets a deeper appreciation of the genre. This will appeal to lovers of photography, poetry, and students alike.

Picture Poems 2

A photograph is worth a thousand words. Poetry paints word pictures using poetic imagery.

The author is inspired by the image, and from it, poetry flows to dance and enhance the whole upon the page. Images from the eye of a photographer that translate to the mind of the poet.

The chapters have been organized by the category of photograph for the picture lovers, then in alphabetical order of the poem’s title. There are chapters with Animal/Wildlife, Birds, Flowers, Gardens, Paths, Scenes, as well as Sunrise and Sunsets.

Author Releases Three Volumes of His Book, “Picture Poems”

Thomas Reischel stuns his readers with beautiful photography and poetry.

Saint Paul, Minnesota – WEBWIRE – Thursday, January 19, 2017

They say that a picture paints a thousand words, but a photograph mixed with a beautifully written poem is worth more than a thousand words. This is exactly what author Thomas Reischel gives his readers in his three-volume book, Picture Poems.

From volumes I to III of Picture Poems, the author combines poetry and photography beautifully. Readers are able to see the pictures from the eye of a photographer and understand their meaning from the poet’s perspective.

“I believe that photography and poetry go together well. One paints a visual picture, while the other creates a poetic image. Together, the synergy becomes very powerful,” states the author.

Absolutely enthralling, Picture Poems will warm the soul and melt the heart of every poetry lovers and photo enthusiasts.