Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sunrise


Saturday and wintry at last. Snowy morning fields always evoke this lovely poem for me, by Czeslaw Milosz:

Encounter 
We were riding through frozen fields in a wagon at dawn.
A red wing rose in the darkness. 

And suddenly a hare ran across the road. 
One of us pointed to it with his hand. 

That was long ago. Today neither of them is alive, 
Not the hare, nor the man who made the gesture. 

O my love, where are they, where are they going 
The flash of a hand, streak of movement, rustle of pebbles. 
I ask not out of sorrow, but in wonder. 

--Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania), 1936 
Czeslaw Milosz, from "The Collected Poems 1931-1987" (The Ecco Press, 1988)

23 comments:

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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Perfect image for this evocative poem Lulu, bet the cherry blossom is totally confused now hey!!

cieldequimper said...

Pretty poem. Gorgeous photo. Wonderful sun (it doesn't rise here anymore!!) and yes, I agree with Grace, poor cherry tree...

Peter said...

Looking for the wagon, and a hare. So evocative - thankyou.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful poem and beautiful photograph.

Tanya Breese said...

oh that is stunning! that soft color peachy-orange always reminds me of johnsons baby aspirin, old school lol

Adele said...

Beautiful photo and poem, Lulu. Thank you! (Tanya, you're right!)

a.s.m. said...

Otra gran foto!! Solo la nieve es capaz de dar esa sensación de serenidad, quietud y silencio, con un cielo espléndido.
Un hermoso poema. Es interesante profundizar a través de la imagen y la palabra.
Un saludo, Ángel

Mo said...

A beautiful landscape

EG CameraGirl said...

I feel like I am in the wagon now watching the man point at the hare.

Andy said...

Nice to see that I am not the only one that gets up early.

LOLfromPasa said...

Can't add anything more to the great comments above, Lulu. Agree with them all.

Catherine said...

What a lovely poem Lulu... perfect for the glowing sleepy sunset. I LOVE the last line. Thank you for sharing it :)

Chrissy Brand said...

Breathtaking and a great poem too.

Jackie/Jake said...

So evocative - both the photo and poem.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo and poem!

SRQ said...

Spectacular sky. This wouldn't be the same if the trees were full with leaves. Very nice.

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so much! I was sure the poem was overkill but glad everyone enjoyed it:)

Randy said...

Beautiful shot and post.

JM said...

WOW! This is gorgeous!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful!