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The Poems is a collection of photos for which I've written accompanying poetry.

 

Bubble Tongue

Of all the strangish things
A photographer may see
A bubble on the tongue
Of a flying honey bee

~ Geoff Rankin, 2018

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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More MACRO photos here...

 

Snapper Sunrise

I watched the sun hold out its hand
I turned the other way
It said it didn’t understand
I didn’t know what to say
But wave on wave of sheer delight
Washed clear my troubled mind
I turned and said, “Nice to meet you”
And left my fears behind.

~ Geoff Rankin, 2017


Sunrise at Snapper Rocks.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Water Walker

A ghost, she walks on water
In broadest light of day
A phantom, Huey’s daughter
Is what old legends say

If e’er you’re deemed deserving
As many will attest
You’ll think then of naught but surfing
As one of the obsessed
~ Geoff Rankin, 2017

This is the actual photo. I’ve not removed the surfboard or any part of the photo at all. It’s as is. Pretty cool, hey?

She's actually standing on the nose of a longboard which is hidden by spray, but that's our secret. Shhh!

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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More SURFING photos here...

 

Dandelion's Mane

I’m a dandelion, hear me roar
My mane of seeds is set to soar
With one strong blow my seeds will fly
And ensure that I never die
~ Geoff Rankin, 2017

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Flying Julian

The title for 2017
I guess wasn’t meant to be
But I’m sure we still yet haven’t seen
The best of World Number 3!
~ Geoff Rankin, 2018

Julian Wilson displays the form that saw him fight for the world championship title right into the last event, ending the year in third place. Oh so close! Is 2018 going to be his year? It so definitely could be. 2017 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, 18 Mar 2017.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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More SURFING photos here...

 

Poetry In Motion

Stephanie Gilmore
Shows she is still more
Than a pretty face

She's fast & glorious
Six times victorious
And never short on grace!
~ Geoff Rankin, 2017


6 x World Champion is one of the best of all time. @ Snapper Rocks, 09 Feb 2017.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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More SURFING photos here...

 

Broken For Us

A broken figurine of Jesus Christ on a gravestone reminds us of the historical figure crucified two thousand years ago. The writers of the New Testament make it clear that...

Jesus died in our place
To pay the price for our sin
Then He rose from the grave
So we can forever live with Him
~ Geoff Rankin, 2017

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this one is worth so many thousands more.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Fishing Jabiru

"There's a puddling, be in it a fish for me.
There's a puddling, be in it a fish for free.
There's a puddling, be in it a fish for tea.
Oh my dearest Joanna, will you now a-puddling be?
Oh my darling...

...Oh, ha ha. I didn't see you there. You gave me a bit of a fright actually. Almost puddling, you could say. When I'm fishing, I'm singing. When I'm singing, I'm fishing. That's the way of a Black-necked Stork. Now, where was I? Fishing.

There's a puddling, be in it a fish for me…”

Wunjunga, Queensland, Australia

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Supergirl Stephanie Gilmore Takes Off

Ditch the heels and pretty frocks
And grab some air at Snapper Rocks

~ Geoff Rankin (shortest poem contender)

A superhero to many, Steph Gilmore takes off while practicing her moves at Snapper Rocks. That's the Gold Coast in the background, and no, this photo hasn't been Photoshopped. Steph's one of the world's all-time greatest surfers, and it's amazing to be able to watch her out in her backyard doing what she does best with such grace and ease. Snapper Rocks, 2016.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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