About

“I love not knowing anything about Reality At All.
Zen Photography I call it.
Photography is intimacy with my experience of life.

Kavi in the Old TownI’m not taking pictures I’m creating art and reflecting the strangeness and beauty of reality.”

Kavi – (from a root kū “to cry out”) is a Sanskrit term for thinker, intelligent man, man of understanding, leader; a wise man, sage, seer, prophet; a singer, bard, poet. Also related root is Avestan kavi (or kauui) “king” and also “poet-sacrificer” or “poet-priest”.
I was given the name in 2003 (approximately) by an Ayurvedic Priestess who saw something in me of the above. I fought with the name for some time and then I surrendered to it. I changed my name officially about 5 years later and became my true self. Since then I have been growing into Kavi. It is a constant struggle to feel this open, it causes such pain to reconcile this world. It is irreconcilable. So my poems are a cry to the irreconcilable. That which cannot be understood, or explained. The mystery of existence, and non existence, that is my subject.

Photographer – (the Greek φῶς (phos), meaning “light”, and γραφή (graphê), meaning “drawing, writing”, together meaning “drawing with light”) is a person who takes photographs.
A camera is a lens that opens to the light. It shows the illusion, and reveals, if we are careful, something behind and inside the illusion. It hides inside the image. What is it? That is the task of the viewer, to decide what, if anything, is inside the picture. Some simply seeing the front of the image, and they are satisfied with that. But there are some, usually the seekers and those that question life, who may see something else inside, just behind the front of the image, and they are drawn to it. I cannot say what that something is. 

KaviPhotographer – Poetry and Pictures….Wisdom of the light….Speaking and seeing…The illusion and what hides in the illusion.

CURRENT SITUATION: 2017…Living in the Bay Area, California, on a long term visa. After a while, as you get older, you may begin to realize its all just an adventure and a journey until one day its over. That eases the pain of existence and tempers any attachment one might have.

It’s a crazy life.

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Please Note: All poems and pictures published on this site are subject to standard copyright laws. If you want to use any of my poems or pictures, please reference me or ask me. Sharing on Facebook and other Social Media is acceptable and appreciated, but plagiarism is not. Thanks.x

copyright@2016 Kavi Jezzie Hockaday

6 thoughts on “About

      1. No pressure at all. I wasn’t going to do it, but I quite enjoyed it in the end. It helped to clear my head about why I’m even doing any of this. I didn’t follow the rules though. I’m not fond of rules. 😊 Take care. Mairi x

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  1. OK Mairi I am going to do it! I have thrown away my reluctance and decided a new strategy of willingness and enthusiasm is the best way forward! So i thank you and will endeavour to get into it this weekend…You will see the results.. I have a question though, did you put the award on a blog post? Or just on a certain place on your site?
    im not sure which is the best…Anyway, I am in…x
    And thanks for the invite xx

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  2. Hi Kavi. I just put it all in a post, but I think a post with a link to a page may have been tidier on my site. Like you, I did feel a sense of unease about it, but once I decided to do it I just embraced it. I really enjoy and connect to your posts , which is why I nominated you. Feel free to contact me via the contact form on my site if you have any more questions. I had been planning to wind my site down when I got nominated, which was weird…. Synchronicity! I’m still here. Mairi xx

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