Friday, 10 April 2009

Spring

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.

Photographed
April 10, 2009

in the 13th District
(Hietzing)

22 comments:

  1. beautiful pictures. you took them?

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  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.

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  3. anytime ^^ i really like your blog.

    happy easter to you too!

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  4. Beautiful spring photos :)

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  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!

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  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.

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

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  8. Another beautifully integrated post of pictures and verse.

    William Blake, artist and poet, a rae genius.

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

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  10. your viennese spring looks beautiful.

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  11. Gorgeous!

    Happy Easter to you and your loved ones.

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

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  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!!!!
    ~Allie

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

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  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.

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  16. Such delicate colors on those blooms.

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

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  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,
    Merisi

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

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

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

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