Monday 8 March 2010

Against The Dearth Of Monday Poems

A LIGHT exists in spring
Not present on the year
At any other period.
When March is scarcely here

A color stands abroad
On solitary hills
That silence cannot overtake,
But human nature feels.

It waits upon the lawn;
It shows the furthest tree
Upon the furthest slope we know;
It almost speaks to me.

Then, as horizons step,
Or noons report away,
Without the formula of sound,
It passes, and we stay:

A quality of loss
Affecting our content,
As trade had suddenly encroached
Upon a sacrament.

(Emily Dickinson)

Flowers on the Windowsill
Images © 2010 by Merisi


  1. This post is Spring personified - fantastic!

  2. Ah, a refreshing breath of spring; sorely needed. Thank you for that.

  3. A perfect melding of poem and pictures! So beautiful!

  4. Paintings, one and all, Merisi. A welcome, intimate peek at the beautiful spring colors here!

  5. The Dickinson poem reminds me of many in "A Child's Garden of Verses," a favorite childhood book. Your blooms are beautiful harbingers of spring, which we are all awaiting!

  6. I love your springy window!

  7. Just found your blog - such beautiful photos. I see I have a lot of reading to do to go right back to the beginnings in 2005; that will be a pleasure I think.

  8. Daffodils always remind me of Easter, even though we never have any at that time of year down here.

  9. Happy International Women's Day, Merisi. Yellow daffodils or yellow mimosa--both great. (And Emily, too, of course.)


  10. Thank you all so much for your kind comments!
    Thank you, Giulia, for reminding me of International Women's Day, I would have missed it this year without you reminding me. I was so busy preparing for a trip abroad, I hardly had time to pause today (not that there has been time the previous days either).

    A wonderful week to all of you,

  11. absolut zauberhafte Bilder, ein echter Frühlingstraum .. so zart und voller Licht!

    liebe Grüße

  12. spring...sigh...and your photos are so pretty.
    thank you for sharing.

  13. hallo, I found your link also here: . well done!

  14. This is SPRING torture!
    No other word for it...
    Paris has the chilly blues.

  15. Superbes couleurs
    pour ces premières fleurs
    qui annoncent
    le printemps....

  16. Beautiful photography...I love the gorgeous color combinations. Makes me think of Easter.

  17. Spring lovelies! They are just poking their little heads out to greet the sunshine here on Long Island...

  18. I plan to plant some croci in the weekend. Croci, daffodils and bulbs in general sing Spring to me.You have captured their delicate yet decisive nature. They are lovely!


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