Friday, January 14, 2011

Sunrise

You can
die for it-
an idea, 
or the world. People 
have done so, 
brilliantly, 
letting
their small bodies be bound 
to the stake, 
creating
an unforgettable
fury of light. But 
this morning...
climbing the familiar hills
in the familiar
fabric of dawn...
 
... I thought
how the sun 
blazes
for everyone just
so joyfully
as it rises 
under the lashes
of my own eyes...
 ... Call it 
whatever you want, it is
happiness...
  Excerpts from Mary Oliver's poem
"Sunrise"
The complete poem,
in its full context,
can be found at 
Sunrise 

10 comments:

Adsila said...

Sunrise and sunset gives us the most beautiful pictures to photograph.

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing such lovely words and pictures!

(P.S. I've been gone a month. Except for the picture-taking opportunities, I'm ready to come back!)

Sandra said...

my hubby and i are sunrise junkies and also sunshine junkies. we both feel dreary and sad and dont want to leave home or do anything if the sun is not shining. that is why we live in florida, it is a rare day we do not have sun shine, it is beaming in the sliding glass door now and making me happy. the dogs are loving it to. sunrise is my favorite time of the day

Tracy said...

There is nothing like a sunrise to greet the beauty of a new day! Oh the possibilities!

Barb said...

Mary Oliver and your awesome photos - quite a combination!

Banjo52 said...

Terrific photos again--nice subtlety in the colors. And the cloud reflection isn't screaming, "Look at me!" Nice lines from Ms. Oliver too. Sometimes it IS as simple as happiness, and sunrise is a good place for it.

Homer said...

Hi Brenda,

This is Homer. I wanted to send you an email but I couldn't find your email address so I had to post it here.

A couple of weeks ago, you asked me a question

"...Homer, can you describe your harness to us? I like it..."

The harness is designed to gently prevent me from pulling my humans. I've attached the link for your easy reference.

http://www.amazon.com/Premier-Easy-Harness-Large-Black/dp/B0009ZBKG4

Hope it helps and have a lovely weekend!

Love,
Homer

Thérèse said...

A little bit melancholic!

altadenahiker said...

Not familiar with the poem, but really like this:

You can
die for it-
an idea,
or the world. People
have done so,
brilliantly,
letting
their small bodies be bound
to the stake,
creating
an unforgettable
fury of light.

Pat Tillett said...

great poem and beautiful photos!!!