Monday, 6 July 2009

Against the Dearth of Monday Poems


A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loviliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep

A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing

A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondance, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,

Of all the unhealthy and o`er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, inspite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits.

"Lines from Endymion"
By John Keats

Would Selene have moved Endymion
to Schloss Hof instead of letting
that poor boy sleep in a cave?
I would. ;-)

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Photographed by Merisi
in the gardens of
Prince Eugene of Savoy's
Summer Palace
Schloss Hof
July 2009

19 comments:

  1. another wonderful place...

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  2. I think heaven looks just like this...

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  3. Keats complements the Baroque sculpture so well. I do love that poem and your Sunday lunch below.

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  4. I_am_Tulsa said exactly what I was thinking. How beautiful and pristine!

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  5. It looks majestic and is to be seen but what a place to sit and eat and bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Wow. I am impressed.

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  6. Sigh. The Keats was perfect with the summer palace photos.

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  7. Wow. Wish I was there.

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  8. Marion Breakfast06 July, 2009

    Looks very Last Year at Marianbad to moi...ahem

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  9. Simply gorgeous, Merisi! I could wander like a star here... ((smile)) ...Love Keats!! Thanks for your warm and loving thoughts, Merisi!!! You are the truest of friends...stopping by even while I'm on vacation!!! Love you much!! ~Janine XO

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  10. So beautiful! The places you get to experience are amazing! Happy Monday!

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  11. Yeah, that Keats fellow ain't bad.

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  12. Beautiful post! The fountain and that summer palace are magnificent. What a place! The poem perfectly mirrored the essence of it all.

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  13. Good morning, Always, Michael

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  14. It seems that Vienna is the city of baroque and rococco sculptures!

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  15. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.........like your blog is for me!

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  16. A really magnificent place, and what interesting sculptures. All the images are so pleasant, Merisi.

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  17. Exquisite sculptures and fountaions go together so nicely.

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