Tuesday, May 25, 2010

White Flowers..

As you can tell, flowers are playing a big part in blog right now..., what can I say?  I make no apologies, they're beautiful, inspiring, wonderful and challenging to photograph, and mostly they bring great joy.  

Here is Mary Olivers exquisite poem "White Flowers"... Enjoy...

White Flowers
By Mary Oliver

Last night
in the fields
I lay down in the darkness
to think about death,
but instead I fell asleep,
as if in a vast and sloping room
filled with those white flowers
that open all summer,
sticky and untidy,
in the warm fields.
When I woke
the morning light was just slipping 
in front of the stars,
and I was covered
with blossoms.
I don't know
how it happened - 
I don't know
if my body went diving down
under the sugary vines
in some sleep - sharpened affinity
with the depths, or whether
that green energy
rose like a wave
and curled over me, claiming me
in its husky arms.
I pushed them away, but I didn't rise.
Never in my life had i felt so plush,
or so slippery,
or so resplendently empty.
Never in my life had I felt myself so near
that porous line
where my own body was done with
and the roots and the stems and the flowers


The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is so lovely, and your image sets the poem off perfectly.

I love white flowers. Our Confederate Jasmine just finished blooming, and it is always a favorite part of spring to me... not only the scent, but the pretty white blossoms.

Hope you are having a wonderful day...


Sheila :-)

Primchick said...
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Primchick said...

Hi there...
Thank you sooo much for your lovely comments... I was so thrilled to be featured in SL magazine, I think it's great that all the artists featured, then inspire others to create things...
I'll be adding some new journals in the next few days... I'll load them onto my blog, & if you like you can let me know which you would like..?
Thanks again.. Marion :o)