Sunday, January 17, 2010

Transfixed for hours...


Sophie. She has never met a bee 
or an ant that she couldn't stare down.



I measure myself
Against a tall tree
I find that I am much taller,
For I reach right up to the sun
With my eye;
And I reach to the shore of the sea
With my ear.
Nevertheless, I dislike
The way the ants crawl
In and out of my shadow.

-   Wallace Stevens
 
I follow Sophie outside and watch how she entertains herself. For hours, she stares at one of the honeysuckle bushes, grabbing bees as they flit by.



 

 


2 comments:

BANJO52 said...

Cool dog, cool pics, cool Stevens poem (a new one to me--thanks!).

Tricia said...

What about getting stung by the bee? In the mouth?! Heheheee

I don't think I focused on far end of the road, but I think I was more so trying to photograph the trees hanging over the road making that tunnel effect. It's so pretty up there at the lake. Thanks for visiting