Friday, 14 October 2011

Through My Window, On An Afternoon Of Unexpected Idleness.

"The mountains simply exist, as I do. The mountains exist simply, as I do not."
~ Peter Matthiessen.


















From all directions, the distant mountains bathe their crowns in milky pools,
and the sky draws down a slow veil,
the earlier rain,
like the lightest canopy
shook out in slow motion, reluctant to return down to us,
a curious drift that settles unhurriedly.

It takes the whole day.

18 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Tolkienesque.

Rebecca S. said...

I've never heard the top quote before, but I think, perhaps, you do exist simply...at least sometimes. How else would all this poetry come to you if you had a cluttered mind? Lovely images and words.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Sigh...the birds are on the wing.
p.s...my word verification was 'mideness'. Almost 'mindless'...thought that quite prevelent...cheers...lovely photos of the hill and field.

Martin said...

This is a post to be sipped slowly.

gz said...

@ Martin, yes indeed.
A day to sit and let your mind soak in the changing view

SWEDISH HOUSE said...

Hello Ciara!
Amen!
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

Ciara said...

Thank you all for your sweet words. It's this weather, has me in a contemplative mood. :-)

ladybug-zen said...

beautiful

Joshua said...

I would like that view in front of me and in person right now. How can we make this happen?

GourmetGirlfriend said...

oh those migrating birds....something so mystical about seeing them on their travels moving so effortlessly on their long journey.

Juniper said...

Oh what a view! Sigh. My dream, to live in a place where I could be greeted with such scenery. I had it for a short time, while living on the island of Tromso in the far far North of Norway, I still miss it now, more than ten years later!

Jo said...

God, the perspective in these photos is so altered - the first two, the cloud looks like a high ridge of hills ABOVE the Sugar Loaf, even though I know it's not there. Incredible cloudscapes.

wv: strati!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Gorgeous images.

nancy said...

perfect, Ciara, luv. I've been in a poetry clubalmost a year now. I so admire a talent at it and you have that in spades. As well, your photographs are a visual poetry. thanks for this lovely post - i've lots to catch up on! xo

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Purpletreebird said...

Ah! I could do with looking out at a landscape like that right now :) Beautiful, beautiful♥ pictures Ciara.
Jess xx

Lisa Falzon said...

<3
Something so lonely and yet so comforting about those images. That line of birds in formation.. magic.