Poetry ad assignment for digital imaging
the original photo was the beach and the fence (taken at woodbine beach in toronto)
I added the sunset digitally in photoshop and used illustrator for the text and the made-up poetry convention logo.
At Sunset Time
A DOWN the west a golden glow
Sinks burning in the sea,
And all the dreams of long ago
Come flooding back to me.
The past has writ a story strange
Upon my aching heart,
But time has wrought a subtle change,
My wounds have ceased to smart.
No more the quick delight of youth,
No more the sudden pain,
I look no more for trust or truth
Where greed may compass gain.
What, was it I who bared my heart
Through unrelenting years,
And knew the sting of misery’s dart,
The tang of sorrow’s tears?
‘Tis better now, I do not weep,
I do not laugh nor care
My soul and spirit half asleep
Drift aimless everywhere.
We float upon a sluggish stream,
We ride no rapids mad,
While life is all a tempered dream
And every joy half sad.
Paul Laurence Dunbar