Melancholy

November 22, 2009

river view

“The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.”
~ William Cullen Bryant

Windward

November 16, 2009

chinook cloud

O you who turn the wheel and look to windward, Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.”

~ T.S. Eliot

Soul Paint

September 16, 2009

nosehillsunset_sm

“Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.”
~Kahlil Gibran

Last Rose of Summer

September 16, 2008

‘Tis the last rose of summer

Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone;
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one!
To pine on the stem;
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them.
Thus kindly I scatter,
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay,
From Love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! who would inhabit,
This bleak world alone?
~Thomas Moore

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Being

August 15, 2008


I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Lily-of-the-Valley

May 27, 2008

“And the Naiad-like lily of the vale,
Whom youth makes so fair and passion so pale,
That the light of its tremulous bells is seen,
Through their pavilions of tender green.”
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Winds of March

March 2, 2008

Canada Goose

“Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing Under the sky’s gray arch; Smiling I watch the shaken elm boughs, knowing It is the wind of March.”
~William Wordsworth

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Undersurface

January 16, 2008

Growth

still incubation
nurtures raw undergrowth
consciousness unfolds

© ~ DL Robinson

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Winter River

January 9, 2008

Winter River

The winter river;
down it come floating
flowers offered to Buddha.
~Yosa Buson

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