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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy

Image Poetry Group


"Image Poetry is a project created by a group of photographers from around the world. Every week, members shoot images based on a concept from a verse from a poem or song and submit 3 photos. The common denominator is a love of photography and the desire to learn more."  
http://www.image-poetry.com
     Happy to join Image Poetry. - Joy  August 2016



All photos/material on this site are under copyright © Joy Krauthammer and may be copied only with permission from Joy Krauthammer, and may not be altered.


Image Poetry Group 2017


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 41
"Your Wildest Dreams" by Moody Blues


Blues and Every Color
Inner Garden of Joy
composite by © Joy Krauthammer 


"When the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time"

"Once upon a time
Once when you* were mine
I remember skies
Reflected in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams"

 © Joy Krauthammer
Composite Explanation:
*Gravestone of photographer’s husband, obm, is in middle of room. 
Husband loved Moody Blues!


more  Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 41
"Your Wildest Dreams" by Moody Blues


"When the music plays

I hear the sound"
"To sister Joy, One Love, Baba Olatungi
Inner Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


"When the music plays
I hear the sound"
© Joy Krauthammer 

"greets the brand new day"
Garden of Joy 
© Joy Krauthammer 

"greets the brand new day"
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

"greets the brand new day"
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 




Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 40

"Pangur Ban” written in the 8th or 9th century, by an anonymous Irish Benedictine monk who lived in the extant St. Paul's Monastery on Reichenau Island in Lake Constance (Bodensee), where Germany meets with Carinthia, Austria.

"O what gladness do I prove
When I solve the doubts I love!

"So in peace our tasks we ply,
Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;
In our arts we find our bliss,
I have mine and he has his.

"Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;
I get wisdom day and night
Turning darkness into light." 

"Pangur bears me no ill will,
He too plies his simple skill."

“When at home we sit and find
Entertainment to our mind”.
"Practice every day has made
Pangur perfect in his trade;"
"Gainst the wall he sets his eye
Full and fierce and sharp and sly;"



Victim's Close Relative 
"Oftentimes a mouse will stray
In the hero Pangur's way
"Hunting mice is his delight”
 © Joy Krauthammer

 Judy's ABQ cat
© Joy Krauthammer
\

 Karen's Kat
© Joy Krauthammer


 Venice Cat
© Joy Krauthammer


 Edith's Caty 
© Joy Krauthammer


"Pangur Ban, my cat, and I;"
Edith and Caty
 © Joy Krauthammer



Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 39

Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

"Almost heaven, West Virginia, Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River.
Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”

Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."

 © Joy Krauthammer 
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/johndenver/takemehomecountryroads.html


dry river bed
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
© Joy Krauthammer


Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
"Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”
© Joy Krauthammer


Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
"Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”
© Joy Krauthammer


Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
© Joy Krauthammer



"Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
 © Joy Krauthammer 


"Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
 © Joy Krauthammer 


"Life is old there, older than the trees, younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”
Country roads, take me home to the place I belong."
 © Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 38
Coal Miner’s Daughter" by Loretta Lynn
"My daddy worked 
All day long in the field a hoin’ corn

https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lorettalynn/coalminersdaughter.html


All day long in the field a hoin’ corn
composite © Joy Krauthammer

Image Poetry Group 2017   - week 37

“What a queer bird the frog are”
“What a queer bird the frog are;
When he sit he climbs (almost);
He ain’t got no tail, either (hardly);
He got orange feet (truly);
He only appears in the dark of night (really)."




© Joy Krauthammer 
Costa Rican
Red-Eyed Leaf or Red-Eyed Tree Frog
(Agalychnis callidryas, Rana Ojos Rojos)
“What a queer bird the frog are;
When he sit he climbs (almost);
He ain’t got no tail, either (hardly);
He got orange feet (truly);
He only appears in the dark of night (really)."



© Joy Krauthammer 
“What a queer bird the frog are”
The Exodus ~ Thinking, Undecided, Struggling, Swimming, Crawling, Praying, Hoping, Dying in the Red Sea.
"Was a One-Eyed, one-horned flying froggie people eater, plague sure looked good to me.”



© Joy Krauthammer 
“What a queer bird the frog are”
The Exodus ~ Thinking, Undecided, Struggling, Swimming, Crawling, Praying, Hoping, Dying in the Red Sea.
"Was a One-Eyed, one-horned flying froggie people eater, plague sure looked good to me.”


© Joy Krauthammer 
“What a queer bird the frog are”
The Exodus ~ Thinking, Undecided, Struggling, Swimming, Crawling, Praying, Hoping, Dying in the Red Sea.
"Was a One-Eyed, one-horned flying froggie people eater, plague sure looked good to me.”



Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 36


"9 To 5” by Dolly Parton



"You're in the same boat
With a lotta your friends
Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in"
9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you

9 to 5, whoa
What a way to make a livin’"




© Joy Krauthammer 
"Tumble outta bed
And yawn and stretch

And try to come to life
Workin' 9 to 5,

What a way to make a livin'

Barely gettin’ by
It's all takin' and no givin’
Lichtenstein at Skirball


© Joy Krauthammer 
"You're just a step

On the boss-man's ladder

But you got dreams

He'll never take away


© Joy Krauthammer  
"You're in the same boat

With a lotta your friends

Waitin' for the day your ship'll come in"
9 to 5, yeah
They got you where they want you
9 to 5, whoa

What a way to make a livin’"


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 35


"Gunpowder & Lead” by Miranda Lambert

"Nothin' on this white rock but little ole me--a rag doll. 

I’m gonna show him what little girls are made of



Birks and blue JOY overalls

in the company of Naked Lady lilies and Kokopelli, 

the fertility flutist in the Garden of Joy.

© Joy Krauthammer 




Raggedy Joy & Kokopelli
© Joy Krauthammer 


Raggedy Joy & Kokopelli
© Joy Krauthammer 

Raggedy Joy & Naked Ladies
© Joy Krauthammer 



Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 34

"Free Fallin’” by Tom Petty
"All the good girls, are home with broken hearts

I`m a bad boy for breakin` her heart

And I`m free, I`m free fallin`

© Joy Krauthammer 
http://www.famousfix.com/topic/tom-petty-free-fallin






silk painting by © Joy Krauthammer 
"All the good girls, are home with broken hearts


© Joy Krauthammer 
"All the good girls, are home with broken hearts
And I`m free, I`m free fallin`


© Joy Krauthammer 
"All the good girls, are home with broken hearts
And I`m free, I`m free fallin`


© Joy Krauthammer 
"All the good girls, are home with broken hearts
I`m a bad boy for breakin` her heart
"And all the bad boys, are standing in the shadows
And I`m free, I`m free fallin`

© Joy Krauthammer 
"I wanna write her, name in the sky
And I`m free, I`m free fallin`

© Joy Krauthammer 
And I`m free, I`m free fallin`

© Joy Krauthammer 
And I`m free, I`m free fallin`
"All the good girls, are home with broken hearts





Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 33


ARE YOU GOING TO BE MY GIRL?”  By Jet

"So 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with me

because you look so fine.

Be my girl.

Are you gonna be my girl?"

© Joy Krauthammer 





© Joy Krauthammer 
"So 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with me
because you look so fine.
Be my girl.


© Joy Krauthammer 
"So 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with me
because you look so fine.
Be my girl.

© Joy Krauthammer 
"So 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with me
because you look so fine.
Be my girl.








Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 32


WHEN WE WERE YOUNG” by Adele

"You still sound like a song

Let me photograph you in this light


© Joy Krauthammer 
"You still sound like a song
Let me photograph you in this light



© Joy Krauthammer 
"You still sound like a song
Let me photograph you in this light



© Joy Krauthammer 
"You still sound like a song
Let me photograph you in this light









Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 31


DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND” by Meghan Trainor

“My one and only all my life

“And don’t forget the flowers every anniversary"

© Joy Krauthammer

Night Blooming Dragon Flower
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2016/09/image-poetry-group.html




Night Blooming Dragon Flower

© Joy Krauthammer  7.31.2017

“And don’t forget the flowers every anniversary"


© Joy Krauthammer   8.2.2017
“Open doors for me and you might get some kisses" 


© Joy Krauthammer   8.2.2017
“Open doors for me and you might get some kisses" 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 30

”HAPPY" by Pharrell Williams




Clap along if you know what happiness is to you
BlesSing others with JOY
Gave away purple fortune cookies filled with JOY blesSings at my birthhday, shul, 
and a friend's memorial whose name was also Joy, Rena.
© Joy Krauthammer 7.2017


”Happy" by Pharrell Williams
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
composite © Joy Krauthammer 


”Happy" by Pharrell Williams
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
© Joy Krauthammer  6.2017


          MISSED WEEK 29, sister, z"l, died

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 28

"BARBIE GIRL” by Aqua, the Danish-Norwegian dance/pop group.
"Hi, Barbie
Hi, Ken!
Do you wanna go for a ride in my ‘Flyer'?
Sure, Ken!
Jump in...
I'm a Barbie girl in the Barbie world
Life in plastic, it's fantastic!
You can brush my hair, undress me everywher, especially in the tub
Imagination, life is your creation
Come on, Barbie, let's go party!”

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/aqua/barbiegirl.html

Bathing Barbies
© Joy Krauthammer 


Barbies' Picnic
© Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 27

KATHERINEby Robert Louis Stevenson

"We see you as we see a face
That trembles in a forest place
Upon the mirror of a pool
Forever quiet, clear and cool;
And in the wayward glass, appears
To hover between smiles and tears,
Elfin and human, airy and true,
And backed by the reflected blue.”


Composite
© Joy Krauthammer 


Composite
© Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 26

"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
"That it is, and nothing more
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more.”"



Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 25

TEMPEST song “Where the bee sucks, there suck I” by Shakespeare
"Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip’s bell I lie;"
(which makes a whole lotta sense since I’m a percussionist)
and also in a purple field of lupines to please my eye.)


Bee
© Joy Krauthammer 


Bee & Bird of Paradise
© Joy Krauthammer 


Aonium Loving Bee
© Joy Krauthammer 


Aonium Loving Bee
© Joy Krauthammer 

Aonium Loving Bee
© Joy Krauthammer 



Bee
© Joy Krauthammer

Bee
© Joy Krauthammer

Lupine Loving Bee
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer


Bee
© Joy Krauthammer

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 24 

"A Portrait in Greys" by William Carlos Williams

"Must you be always sinking backward
into your grey-brown landscapes -- and trees
always in the distance, always against
a grey sky?



© Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 23 by Blake

TIGER! TIGER! BURNING BRIGHT!

"And what shoulder, and what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?"


Silk Heart
© Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 22

"HEMINGWAY NEVER DID THIS” by  Charles Bukowski
“...he lost a suitcase full of manuscripts on a
train and they never were recovered.”


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 



Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 21 
"Destroying Beauty” by Charles Bukowski
"and I look up
at the old calendar

hung from a nail”
"the petals fall
like maidens of the world"
 © Joy Krauthammer 
"Destroying Beauty” by Charles Bukowski"and I look up
at the old calendar
hung from a nail”
 
"the petals fall
like maidens of the world"
 

Hoechst Pharmaceutical Calendar, December 1995 still on wall nail in my laundry room.
by Alfons Mucha, Slavia 1908. National Gallery, Prague. "art nouveau"
"Charming woman with floral ornamentation"
 looks like Lady playing frame drum without a head.
This month hanging on my wall since 1995! Very authentic for theme words!!


© Joy Krauthammer  
"Destroying Beauty”  by Charles Bukowski

"a rose"

© Joy Krauthammer
"Destroying Beauty” by Charles Bukowski

"a rose 


 © Joy Krauthammer


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 20

"Remembrance” by Rainer Maria Rilke

Of a year in the far off past


With its wonder and fear and prayer"


""Expectant and waiting you muse


On the great rare thing which alone


To enhance your life you would choose"

"Remembrance” by Rainer Maria Rilke

© Joy Krauthammer
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2016/09/image-poetry-group.html

"Remembrance” by Rainer Maria Rilke
"
 o enhance your life you would choose:
The awakening of the stone

© Joy Krauthammer



"Remembrance” by Rainer Maria Rilke

"And you rise for you are aware

Of a year in the far off past

With its wonder and fear and prayer"

© Joy Krauthammer
http://joys-favorite-fotos.blogspot.com/2016/09/image-poetry-group.html

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 19

A Song of Flight" by Christina Rosetti
"A Song of Flight” by Christina Rossetti  1800’s
While we slumber and sleep
The sun leaps up from the deep
 —“"Winds are up and away
Over land, over sea,
To their goal wherever their goal may be.
” 
"It is time to arise,
To race for the promised prize, --
The Sun flies, the Wind flies --
We are strong, we are free,"

https://hellopoetry.com/poem/15989/a-song-of-flight/



Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
" A Song of Flight ” by Christina Rossetti  1800’s
 While we slumber and sleep
The sun leaps up from the deep
 —“ 
© Joy Krauthammer
https://hellopoetry.com/poem/15989/a-song-of-flight/


Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
" A Song of Flight ” by Christina Rossetti  1800’s
 While we slumber and sleep
The sun leaps up from the deep
 —“"Winds are up and away
Over land, over sea,
To their goal wherever their goal may be."
 
https://hellopoetry.com/poem/15989/a-song-of-flight/



Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 
 "A Song of Flight" by Christina Rossetti  1800’s“It is time to arise,
To race for the promised prize, --
The Sun flies, the Wind flies --
We are strong, we are free,”
© Joy Krauthammer
https://hellopoetry.com/poem/15989/a-song-of-flight/


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 18


"a song in the front yard" by Gwendolyn Brooks © 1963

"I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life…
A girl gets sick of a rose.”



Garden of Joy © Joy Krauthammer





"I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life…

A girl gets sick of a rose.”

Garden of Joy © Joy Krauthammer 






"I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life…

A girl gets sick of a rose.”

Garden of Joy © Joy Krauthammer 






"I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life…
A girl gets sick of a rose.”
Garden of Joy © Joy Krauthammer 


"peek at the back yard
Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows." 
Garden of Joy © Joy Krauthammer  


"peek at the back yard
Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows." 
Garden of Joy © Joy Krauthammer  


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 17


"And Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou © 1978

"Just like moons and like suns,

Still I’ll rise"

"Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

© Joy Krauthammer 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqOqo50LSZ0






"Just like moons and like suns,

Still I’ll rise"

© Joy Krauthammer 




"Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear

I rise

© Joy Krauthammer 



"Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
© Joy Krauthammer 

"Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
© Joy Krauthammer 

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 16   4.18.2017

"A Short Panegyric” * eulogy by Mark Strand"the year of the carrot” "vegetarian nightmare” 
"large and hungering bodies" 

*noun, a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something


"vegetarian nightmare” 
"large and hungering bodies"
© Joy Krauthammer  


"the year of the carrot” "vegetarian nightmare”
© Joy Krauthammer 


"Carrot" by John Baldessari 
LACMA's  "LA Exuberance"  10 feet tall
© Joy Krauthammer 

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 15

On the Beach at Night Alone” by Walt Whitman

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/48856








© Joy Krauthammer 


"On the beach at night alone,  

As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes and of the future." 







© Joy Krauthammer 

Garden of Joy

A vast similitude interlocks all, 

All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets,

All identities that have existed or may exist on this globe, or any globe

This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann’d, 

And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them."






Lake Balboa
Pelicans, Lake, Cascade, Trees, Plants, Benches
© Joy Krauthammer 
"A vast similitude interlocks all, 
All souls, all living bodies though they be ever so different, or in different worlds, 
All gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes, the fishes (the fowl), 
All identities that have existed or may exist on this globe, or any globe, 
This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann’d, 
And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them."


© Joy Krauthammer 
"On the beach at night alone,  
As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes and of the future.”
"A vast similitude interlocks all,  
All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets

On the Beach at Night Alone” by Walt Whitman

From Reb Shlomo Carlebach: "One hippie asked me, “Seder night, Eliyahu HaNavi comes in and then we say, “Shfoch chamatcha al hagoyim” (spill out your wrath upon the nations who do not recognize you). Wouldn’t it be even more beautiful if, since Eliyahu is coming, we would say words of love and peace? This is a Torah of Shalom Bayis." 


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 14

“The Betrothed” by Kipling 



"Will it see me safe through my journey or leave me bogged in the mire?"
Exodus © Joy Krauthammer 


"Will it see me safe through my journey or leave me bogged in the mire?
Tracks © Joy Krauthammer 


"And the light of Days that have Been the dark of the Days that Are"
Colorful Butts © Joy Krauthammer 






Hand-rolled Stogie for IPG
© Joy Krauthammer 4.4.2017

Hand-rolled Stogie for IPG
© Joy Krauthammer 4.4.2017


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 13

Carrickfergus” by Van Morrison


http://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/betrothed.html



But I’ll sing no more now till I get a drink.”

© Joy Krauthammer 






"So I'll spend my days in endless roving,

Soft is the grass and my bed is free.”

© Joy Krauthammer 






"So I'll spend my days in endless roving,

Soft is the grass and my bed is free.”

© Joy Krauthammer 






"But the sea is wide and I can't swim over
And neither have I wings to fly."

© Joy Krauthammer 



skipped week 12


Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 11


"anyone lived in a pretty how town"  by EE Cummings




Bell I bought in China
© Joy Krauthammer 
“many bells down”

© Joy Krauthammer 
"sun moon stars rain"

© Joy Krauthammer 
"sun moon stars rain"

© Joy Krauthammer 
"sun moon stars rain"

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 10

A Nonsense Alphabet” by Edward Lear 1846

http://www.bencourtney.com/org/lear/


© Joy Krauthammer 
"D was a duck
With spots on his back,
Who lived in the water, 
And always said ‘Quack!’"


© Joy Krauthammer 
"D was a duck
With spots on his back,
Who lived in the water, 
And always said ‘Quack!’"


© Joy Krauthammer 
"L was a light
Which burned all the night, 
And lighted the gloom
Of a very dark room."


                                                        
© Joy Krauthammer 
"O was an orange
So yellow and round:
When it fell off the tree,
It fell down to the ground."



© Joy Krauthammer
"T was a tortoise, 
All yellow and black:
He walked slowly away, 
And he never came back."


© Joy Krauthammer 
"M was a mill
Which stood on a hill,
And turned round and round
With a loud hummy sound."



© Joy Krauthammer 
"M was a mill
Which stood on a hill,
And turned round and round
With a loud hummy sound."



Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 9

"Beautiful Noise” by Neil Diamond

"It's a beautiful noise

Goin' on everywhere

Like the clickety-clack

Of a train on a trackIt's got a rhythm to spare

© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 

Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer  


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


Train
© Joy Krauthammer 


I Love Trains
© Joy Krauthammer 

Image Poetry Group 2017 - week 8

The "Allansford Pursuit" by Isobel Gowdie


"Cunning and art he did not lack

But aye her whistle would fetch him back.

All but for to fetch thee hame.
Will harry thee close from bank to bank

© Joy Krauthammer 


Costa Rica Croc
© Joy Krauthammer 


Caty
© Joy Krauthammer 


Venice Canal Cat
© Joy Krauthammer 




Image Poetry Group - week 7   2017

Green Acres 1966 TV theme


© Joy Krauthammer 
Green Acres is the place to be.
Farm livin’ is the life for me. 
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside."


© Joy Krauthammer 
Green Acres is the place to be.
Farm livin’ is the life for me. 
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside."


© Joy Krauthammer 
Green Acres is the place to be.
Farm livin’ is the life for me. 
Land spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside."



Image Poetry Group week 6  2017
Law of the Jungle by Rudyard Kipling


Joy Krauthammer 


"Keep peace withe Lords of the Jungle -- the Leopard, the Panther, and Bear."

Joy Krauthammer 
"Lest ye frighten the deer from the crop, and your brothers go empty away.

Joy Krauthammer 
""Now these are the Laws of the Jungle, and many and mighty are they” "kill not for pleasure of killing""







Image Poetry Group - week 5  2017
"The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island"


composite © Joy Krauthammer 

"The mate was a mighty sailin' man, 
The Skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day, 
For a three hour tour, 
A three hour tour."


composite © Joy Krauthammer 

"Just sit right back
And you'll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip, 
That started from this tropic port, 
Aboard this tiny ship."



composite © Joy Krauthammer

"The weather started getting rough, 
But the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew
The Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost."





Image Poetry Group - week 4  2017

"Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band

The Artist © Bubbie Joy Krauthammer 
I love to Feel the touch of a precious child 
And know a mother’s love” 
"You know I like 
A pair of jeans that fit just right" 


Veterans Memorial Day, Cemetery, Westwood, CA
©  Joy Krauthammer 
"May freedom forever fly, let it ring.
Salute the ones who died

The ones that give their lives
So we don't have to sacrifice
All the things we love


Sunrise, Garden of Joy
"I love to see the sun rise” 

© Joy Krauthammer  1.24.2017


Image Poetry Group - week 3  2017
Mahuna Matata from Lion King

"Death of a Clown" by Liz Croft 
LACMA  BCAM
"Ain't no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days”
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!"
© Joy Krauthammer 


Purple Selfie LACMA 
"Ain't no passing craze
It means no worries for the rest of your days”
It's our problem-free philosophy
Hakuna Matata!"
© Joy Krauthammer 
https://www.facebook.com/imagepoetrygroup/photos/pcb.982486801884211/982485981884293/?type=3&theater

Red Wart Hog, Washington DC Zoo
"Hakuna Matata! Why, when he was a young warthog  
He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal"
© Joy Krauthammer 


Image Poetry Group - week 2  2017
"One Day More”  from Les Misérables


© Joy Krauthammer 

"Tomorrow you'll be worlds away

Tomorrow we'll discover

What our G*d in Heaven has in store!

One more dawn

One more day

One day more!”


© Joy Krauthammer 
"At the barricades of freedom.
One day to a new beginning
Raise the flag of freedom high!”


© Joy Krauthammer 
"I will follow where they go (but break the rules)
I will learn their little Secrets,
I will know the things they know." 


EXTRAS

© Joy Krauthammer 
"I will follow where they go (but break the rules)
I will learn their little Secrets,
I will know the things they know." 



Image Poetry Group - week 1  2017  Happy New Year
"Song of the Flower" by Khalil Gibran


"At eventide I join the birds in bidding the light farewell."
Double-Crested Cormorants, Lake Balboa, CA
© Joy Krauthammer  


“…as I Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.”
Sunrise, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  12.29.2016


I dance to the rhythmic swaying of the grass”.
© Joy Krauthammer  12.29.2016


EXTRAS

I dance to the rhythmic swaying of the grass”.
© Joy Krauthammer 


I dance to the rhythmic swaying of the grass.”
© Joy Krauthammer 


I dance to the rhythmic swaying of the grass.”
© Joy Krauthammer  



Image Poetry Group ~ week 52
"New Year's Day  by  U2




Composite  © Joy Krauthammer  12.26.2016
"Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few"


© Joy Krauthammer  12.26.2016
"A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few"


© Joy Krauthammer
"A crowd has gathered in black and white"
IMO New York’s Carnegie Deli closing this week. 12.2016



Lake Balboa
© Joy Krauthammer
"A world in white gets underway
"A crowd has gathered in black and white"
3 American White Pelicans, 1 Mute Swan, 
lots of black Double-Crested Cormorants and black American Coots.
(Under a blossoming fruitless pear tree.)

EXTRAS

© Joy Krauthammer 
Selfie
"A world in white gets underway"




Image Poetry Group ~ week 51

"Pen And Notebook” by Camera Obscura 


© Joy Krauthammer 
"favourite pastime
With your pen and notebook"
(Did you notice the color of all of Joy's pens?)


© Joy Krauthammer 
"Your favourite colour is that of red wine"




Image Poetry Group ~ week 50

“I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran





© Joy Krauthammer   12.9.2016
Watch the flames climb high into the night

Calling out father, oh, stand by and we will

Watch the flames burn auburn on

The mountain side




© Joy Krauthammer   1.19.2016
"And I see fire

Hollowing souls”



© Joy Krauthammer 1.13.2016
"Watch the flames climb high into the night"





Image Poetry Group ~ week 49

"I Wanna Be Sedated"  by The Ramones



"Just get me to the airport, put me on a plane
Hurry hurry hurry, before I go insane



© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 

EXTRAS

© Joy Krauthammer 




© Joy Krauthammer 


"Nothing to do, no where to go o,
I wanna be sedated
Ba ba baba, baba ba baba, I wanna be sedated"
© Joy Krauthammer 




Image Poetry Group ~ week 48

 "In A Gadda Da Vida"  by Iron Butterfly


"Oh, won't you come with me

And take my hand
 In a gadda da vida
Please take my hand"


"Please take my hand"
© Joy Krauthammer 


"Please take my hand"
© Joy Krauthammer 


"Please take my hand"
© Joy Krauthammer 



Image Poetry Group ~ week 47
“Suzanne” by Leonard Cohen




"Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river 

And she lets the river answer 

That you've always been her lover… "

© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 
"Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river 

And she lets the river answer 

That you've always been her lover…


Now Suzanne takes your hand 

And she leads you to the river” 


© Joy Krauthammer 
"Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river 
and she lets the river answer 

That you've always been her lover... 
And the sun pours down like honey" 




Image Poetry Group - week 46
"Blowin' in the Wind” by Bob Dylan

"Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind
© Joy Krauthammer

"How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?


© Joy Krauthammer 
"Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind”


© Joy Krauthammer 
"Yes, ’n’ how many seas must a white dove sail
Before she sleeps in the sand?
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind”


© Joy Krauthammer 
"How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a man?”



Image Poetry Group ~ week 45

"Yazoo Street Scandal"  sung by Bob Dylan

lyrics by J.R. Robertson 

"If I had a boat,
I'd help y'all float”.

© Joy Krauthammer 
"If I had a boat,

I'd help y'all float”.
With a boat named ‘Breezy'

"You know, I just ordered a flood
For forty days and forty nights”.


© Joy Krauthammer 
"If I had a boat,

I'd help y'all float”.
With a boat named ‘Miss Understood'

"You know, I just ordered a flood
For forty days and forty nights”.

© Joy Krauthammer 
"If I had a boat,

I'd help y'all float”.
With a boat named ‘Dylan's Dynghy'

"You know, I just ordered a flood
For forty days and forty nights”.




Image Poetry Group ~ week 44


"I Shall Be Free" by Bob Dylan


"What I want to know, Mr. Football Man, is

What do you do about Willy Mays

Martin Luther KingOlatunji.”

Answer for Bob Dylan: Give Babatunde Olatunji a djembe and have Joy drum with him. Heaven on earth!
3 photos © Joy Krauthammer 

Enjoy Sister Joy’s One Love Baba story: http://babatunde-olatunji.blogspot.com
A dream come true, exactly 20 years ago this week when I performed with Babatunde Olatunji, obm, Baba autographed my djembe. 
 I’m still drumming on the same djembe made for me. 💜

☮♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸💗¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪☮


Babatunde Olatunji
and the next time Baba autographed my photo I shot of him. 
© Joy Krauthammer 

Babatunde Olatunji
© Joy Krauthammer 


Babatunde Olatunji autographed my djembe
© Joy Krauthammer 




Image Poetry Group ~ week 43



"House Of the Risin’ Sun"  Written by Bob Dylan

http://bobdylan.com/songs/house-risin-sun/

© Joy Krauthammer 
"There is a house down in New Orleans they call the rising sun
And it's been the ruin of many a poor girl and me, oh God, I'm one.
My mother was a tailor, she sowed these new blue jeans
Now the only thing a gambler needs is a suitcase and a trunk"



© Joy Krauthammer 
“And the only pleasure he gets out of life is rambling from town to town”


© Joy Krauthammer 
“Oh tell my baby sister not to do what I have done 

But shun that house in New Orleans they call the rising sun.” 



Image Poetry - week 42


"FREE WILL" by RUSH



© Joy Krauthammer 
"I will choose a path that's clear

I will choose free will"

"If you choose not to decide

You still have made a choice"



© Joy Krauthammer 

“A host of holy horrors

To direct our aimless dance”

“Each of us

A cell of awareness

Imperfect and incomplete

Genetic blends”
"A victim of venomous fate"


© Joy Krauthammer 
"You can choose a ready guide

In some celestial voice”

If you choose not to decide

You still have made a choice"


EXTRAS

© Joy Krauthammer
"I will choose a path that's clear

I will choose free will"



Image Poetry - week 41  
Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc  1929
"Do you remember an Inn, 
Miranda?"

Years ago I learned the difficult writhing on the floor Tarantella dance from a Southern Italian percussionist, Alessandra Belloni, who continues to teach. The Tarantella is a dance that is believed to be brought on by a mythical bite with insanity induced by the tarantula and cured by Frame drummers surrounding dancer. - Joy


© Joy Krauthammer 
"Under the vine of the dark verandah?"


© Joy Krauthammer 






































"No sound:
But the boom
Of the far Waterfall like Doom."


© Joy Krauthammer 
"of the straw for a bedding," 



Image Poetry - Week 40
"Who are you?" (Who are you? Who who who who?) by the Who   

Me?  I like to play and love purple!  - Joy

© Joy Krauthammer 
"I woke up in a Soho doorway
A policemen knew my name
he said 'You can go sleep at home tonight
If you can get up and walk away’”
(And I know my policeman’s name. - Joy)


© Joy Krauthammer 
Who are you? (Who are you? Who who who who?) by the Who
"Let me tell you who I am
I am the (wo)man
That is scared of concrete"
(but I create in cement what I stand for.)- Joy


© Joy Krauthammer 
Who are you? (Who are you? Who who who who?) by the Who
"When I look at the people who came from the sixties"  
(I feel good knowing I was true to self in the ’sixties'.) - Joy


15 EXTRAS   


© Joy Krauthammer 
Soul connects to G*D


© Joy Krauthammer 
Fun framing flower


© Joy Krauthammer 
Loving LACMA


© Joy Krauthammer 
Feathery Fun


© Joy Krauthammer 
Go away gophers
(Trying to destroy the tunnels gives them greater reason to function and build more tunnels and mantions.)


© Joy Krauthammer 
Purple ME

© Joy Krauthammer 
Purple ME and Suzanne, obm

© Joy Krauthammer 
Purple ME and Suzanne, obm

© Joy Krauthammer 
Me 'n my Cutie Pie


© Joy Krauthammer 
Morning Me

© Joy Krauthammer 
Purple Me Travels

© Joy Krauthammer 
First Selfie by Ollala River, Oregon

© Joy Krauthammer 
Me 'n my baby

© Joy Krauthammer 
Me 'n my shadow, Lake Balboa


© Joy Krauthammer 
Me being Me



Week 39  "Great Balls of Fire"  by Jerry Lee Lewis
photos & digital alter by © Joy Krauthammer 
Viewed from Garden of Joy

Very hot, dry and drought leads to terrible, destructive fires in the San Fernando Valley, California, and elsewhere.


Digital alter of Sunrise in Garden of Joy.   1

Image Poetry - Week 39

"Goodness gracious great balls of fire."

Jerry Lee Lewis

© Joy Krauthammer 

PhotoShop brush and filter over sunset.  I had fun with very slow and deliberate meditative moving process that was captivating me for "Goodness, gracious, great ball of fire". Kinda like finger painting.  Like lava, color was literally moving but refused to join together.

I enjoyed altering my sunset photo. I realize that that is what brought me great joy also when I was a potter; process of transformation. I'm feeling as if this is a bulb, a seed underground, maybe coming forth after a forest fire. We've had too many of those in California.

Happy and grateful to receive comments:
Les Goldschmidt Joy...this is simply an incredible piece of artwork!
Camille Hill WOW! it's fabulous! Definitely feels like flashover in a fire.
Sandra Cashes Wonderful! it does look like artwork. Molten paint all swirling together.
Wendy Haft Abramowitz This looks like a painting! It's so cool!! It belongs over someone's couch!
Susan Roy Nelson this is gorgeous.



Joy’s luscious Fig Tree at Sunrise
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 

Les Goldschmidt Beautiful....just beautiful.
Susan Roy Nelson This is so colorful, Love the little touch of trees in it.
Sandra Cashes Love the colors! look like the sky is on fire.
Camille Hill Flames floating in the sky ... stunning!


Very hot, dry and years of drought leads to fires in the San Fernando Valley, California.
Smoke circled the Valley for days.
Seen from Joy’s Garden.
© Joy Krauthammer  7.23.2016 


EXTRAS

Digital alter of Sunrise in Garden of Joy.   Version 2

Image Poetry - Week 39

"Goodness gracious great balls of fire."

Jerry Lee Lewis

© Joy Krauthammer 


Smoke circled the Valley for days.
Seen from Joy’s Garden.
© Joy Krauthammer  7.23.2016 


Digital alter of Sunrise, Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 





IPG Week 38  Memory (Midnight) from Cats
due 9.20.2016


“Memory” (Midnight) from Cats

© Joy Krauthammer

Has the moon lost her memory?

She is smiling alone




“Memory” (Midnight) from Cats

© Joy Krauthammer



“Every street lamp seems to beat…”

“In the lamplight

The withered leaves…”

Location ~ LACMA, Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA, USA

"Urban Light" 2012, 202 restored cast-iron antique street lamps

by Chris Burden, obm 




 “Memory” (Midnight) from Cats

Location ~ Garden of Joy

© Joy Krauthammer





“Soon it will be morning

Daylight

I must wait for the sunrise…”

“You'll understand what happiness is

Look, a new day has begun…” 





Week 37  "American Pie"  by Don McLean  
due 9.13.16

"…how that music used to make me smile
That I could make those people dance"  - Don McLean
3rd week for me. 

Joy's djembe
© Joy Krauthammer 


Joy's percussion with djembe, dumbek, frame drums, shakers, chimes, cymbal, etc. 
© Joy Krauthammer 


REMO drum Sisters
© Joy Krauthammer 



Week 36  "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"  by Robert Frost
"Whose woods these are I think I know."
2nd week for me.

Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 



IPG week 35   "Starry, Starry Night" by Don McLean
 First week for me in IPG.  submitted 8.31.2016

© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


© Joy Krauthammer 


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