The Beauty of Slow-Motion Photography

The god-like ability to witness change moment to moment.

Deborah Barchi
Scribe
Published in
2 min readJan 16, 2024

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Photo by imso gabriel on Unsplash

I held my breath when I saw it for the first time.
A slender thread of green squirming from a seed,
curving and swaying to an unseen piper’s tune
sun-warmed, wind kissed, two nascent leaves
sprouting like wings, then two more.
A thicker stem, more purpose and thrust
until tightly furled, a flower bud…

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Deborah Barchi
Scribe

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.