Friday, 10 April 2009


To Spring
(William Blake, 1783)

O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Through the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!

The hills tell one another, and the listening
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turn’d
Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth
And let thy holy feet visit our clime!

Come o’er the eastern hills, and let our winds
Kiss thy perfumèd garments; let us taste
Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls
Upon our lovesick land that mourns for thee.

O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languish’d head,
Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.

April 10, 2009

in the 13th District


  1. beautiful pictures. you took them?

  2. Thank you, Maia Piraja!

    All the images on my blog are my own. I took today's with my little Lumix pocket camera while out running errands.

  3. anytime ^^ i really like your blog.

    happy easter to you too!

  4. Beautiful spring photos :)

  5. Oh, how marvelous. I love spring--the most glorious colors and beautiful blooming trees start doing their thing this time of year. Beautiful, Merisi!

  6. That photo with the shadow is really beautiful and it's interesting because the it's hard to ascertain where the light is coming from to cast that dark beauty.

  7. What a lovely post Merisi! Beautiful photographs and words to match.
    Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

  8. Another beautifully integrated post of pictures and verse.

    William Blake, artist and poet, a rae genius.

  9. Instant SPRING!
    Love the light coming through the greeny leaf...but they are all beautifully lite..

  10. your viennese spring looks beautiful.

  11. Gorgeous!

    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

  12. Spring fever is upon us.
    You have captured it perfectly.
    Happy Easter

  13. The first picture is awesome! All the little jags, whisps, details, and light play are so clear. I'm a sucker for anything green, but this would make a beautiful print. So peaceful! Well done, Merisi!!!!

  14. Gorgeous, luscious photos to illustrate William Blake's words. Thank you!

  15. WOW! Going back through all your post makes me realize how long it's been since I've been in the sphere. Wonderful photos as always. I do miss the spring display that we had in the NW, be we do welcome the greening of the hills here.

  16. Such delicate colors on those blooms.

  17. Very lovely spring post, Merisi.
    Have a good Easter!

  18. Dear readers,
    thank you, thank you,
    for all your kind words and wishes.
    I wished I could thank you all individually, but I hope you'll understand that it will take a few days, until after Easter, when I can start to finally make the rounds of your sites again.
    With the very best wishes for a happy Easter,
    and my sincerest thanks to all of you,

  19. the first picture is lovely, because of the sunlight, the shadow play and the sharpness.

  20. So beautifully springy. Love those ardent magnolia blossoms! (It is chilly and overcast here today - your post makes me feel warm though).

  21. Lovely Merisi. I really like the light!
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter.


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