Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Where Summer Strives For Mastery


I know a place
Where Summer strives

I know a place where Summer strives
With such a practised Frost —
She — each year — leads her Daisies back —
Recording briefly — "Lost" —

But when the South Wind stirs the Pools
And struggles in the lanes —
Her Heart misgives Her, for Her Vow —
And she pours soft Refrains

Into the lap of Adamant —
And spices — and the Dew —
That stiffens quietly to Quartz —
Upon her Amber Shoe —

"I know a place where summer strives"
Poem by Emily Dickinson

Photographed by Merisi
in Vienna
in the late afternoon
of July 2, 2008


14 comments:

  1. I have adored the lonely Miss Emily for so many years...but with words like that in her heart and mind, how lonely could she have been?
    Lovely art work to go with brilliant words.
    Sandi

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  2. isit possible that the photos are "better"? "Clearer"?

    or is it just me????

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  3. .

    SANDI MCBRIDE,
    it is always a pleasure to quote Emily! :-)

    SIMON,
    I have been told that I should "sharpen" my images. I definitely need a new computer, my present one has only MS Photo Editor. :-(

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  4. So beautiful Merisi! I always feel so relaxed after a visit with you!

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  5. Marvelous photos -- a perfect fit for the words.

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  6. I love the poem and the photos! Beautiful shots.

    Paz

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  7. Once again, a perfect marriage between word and photos.

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  8. That top photo is devine.

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  9. Your photos and Ms. Dickinson's words are a beautiful mix today. I feel like I've taken a quick trip away from my everyday world.

    Hugs Merisi,
    ~Allie

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  10. Beautiful juxtaposition of photos and poetry— gorgeous shots as always!

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  11. What a beautiful rose, half in the light and the other side dark.


    www.thequietone.net

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  12. Love the refreshing water fountain and the duck photos.

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