Tuesday 21 June 2011

Summer Solstice

Midsummer Morning
The Moon
at 6:58am

Midsummer Afternoon
In the Garden
in the shade ...
at 4:10pm


Click to listen to
Cecilia Bartoli
singing "Vaga Luna"


Images and Text
© by Merisi


  1. Vaga luna, che inargenti
    queste rive e questi fiori
    ed inspiri agli elementi
    il linguaggio dell'amor;
    testimonio or sei tu sola
    del mio fervido desir,
    ed a lei che m'innamora
    conta i palpiti e i sospir.

    Dille pur che lontananza
    il mio duol non può lenir,
    che se nutro una speranza,
    ella è sol nell'avvenir.
    Dille pur che giorno e sera
    conto l'ore del dolor,
    che una speme lusinghiera
    mi conforta nell'amor.

    Music by Vincenzo Bellini

    Lovely moon, you who shed silver light
    On these shores and on these flowers ...

    English link: translation by Antonio Giuliano

    Buona notte
    da Vienna!

  2. Beautiful. Happy summer.

  3. I love that ghostly moon...

  4. Nice summer Merisi !

    Ah Vaga Luna...Bellini...
    your photos are very beautiful !


  5. Happy Solstice, sweet Merisi!!

  6. I depend on you to remind me to take my raincoat,
    Bonne 1st day of Summer!

  7. Tess Kincaid,
    thank you, to you too! :-)

    Vicki Lane,
    I don't know why, but when I see the moon in the morning sky, I am always delighted by the sight.
    Did you listen to "Vaga Luna" - Cecilia sings like an angel there. The songs on that particular CD are all so beautiful.

    merci beaucoup! :-)
    Cecilia and Vaga Luna melt my heart, each and every time!

  8. The Wanderers' Daughter,
    thank you, a beautiful Colorado summer to all of you, a kiss for Q! :-)

    Paris Breakfast.
    Carol: You make me wonder if it's osmosis or what that lights up the right molecules on your side of The Pond! *giggles*

  9. Exactly how many languages do you speak/write?

  10. A beautiful aria by which to sit in a Viennese garden while the moon of a new summer traverses the sky.

  11. Lovely, Merisi. Our summer solstice was a wash-out, so I'm enjoying yours vicariously!

  12. Good Morning Moon, I see the same moon as you and that is so fun to think about~

  13. Thanks goodness the solstice is here. We are getting the bathrooms renovated and cannot close the windows... its cold when it snows! lol!


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