Saturday, November 21, 2009

...tree shadows...


When I Am Among the Trees
When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech,
the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness,
I would almost say that they save me,
and daily.
I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness,
and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly,
and bow often.
Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out,
"Stay awhile."
The light flows from their branches.
And they call again, "It's simple," they say,
"and you too have come into the world to do this,
to go easy,
to be filled
with light,
and to shine."
~ Mary Oliver
join us for shadow fun
just BE.
robin.

20 comments:

bobbie said...

Very beautiful tree shadows. And a lovely poem.

Shannon said...

FABULOUS picture AND quote! Thank you for this! :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Your never ending quote are lovelies!

I really adore them all. Your shot is cool... you always captured great ones.

Job well done!

xoxo

Sylvia K said...

Lovely words and shadows! Great post!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Sweet Repose said...

Funny, how souls can be miles apart, but thought processes follow same paths...cool huh!!! Wonderful catch as usual, you have that sensitive eye!

Though this morning whilst struggling with the computer for 4 hours...I could've chewed bark...wish the sun was out, I could use some calming rays...so I'll bask in our shadow shots...and heal...oh yeah...and a hot cup o Joe with a friend is always a cure...thanks!!!

Hey Tilda...how's the piggies doin'...

s

PS...my word verification is WAYONESS...is that a women who does it her way...I like that!!!
LOL

Pacey said...

Beautiful color and shades of the tree...this is calming.

Ralph said...

The old trees seem bereft of life. Yet they offer magnificent shadows that at least can mute the sun nicely, whether or not they have foliage clinging to limbs. This is a beautiful spot, the autumnal sunlight and shadows making this a contemplative spot...

Catherine said...

what a wonderful misty Autumnal shot... miss that season here..

Martha Z said...

A soft, misty shadow on autumn's dried flowers. Nice shot, good words from Mary Oliver.

Hot Fudge said...

What a wonderful light comes through in your image, and the words make it all come together so perfectly. Have a lovely week.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Nice ambience of scene and shadows.

Dimple said...

Thank you for the photo and the poem. I am learning to read slowly enough to enjoy poetry!

Sam said...

Beautiful - it has a real atmosphere - the poem is lovely too - thank you! Happy SSS!

Twinkle Star Art said...

Beautiful photography! I love the soft light and the sepia tones.

Deb said...

One of my favorite Oliver poems. Perfect for the photo -- and the soft shadow & texture is gorgeous.

Paula Scott said...

Thank you, once again, for 'taking me there'...
Sigh...

Hey Harriet said...

A beautiful photo. I love everything about it! And once again you've found the perfect poem to accompany your image. A magical combination! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful light in this photo and lovely subtle shadows.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful capture!

wanderlust said...

Lovely photo!