Saturday, October 31, 2009

the earth's wild fairy-dance



each form of beauty's but the new disguise



of thoughts more beautiful than forms can be:



sceptics, who search with unanointed eyes,




never the earth's wild fairy-dance shall see.




(words from: "the unimaginative") madison cawein

all the pictures enlarge to fill your screen when clicked on

24 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous colors and photos, perfect celebration of the seasons beauty.

Dunkerswick said...

Love the final photograph. For me that just sums up autumn so succinctly.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

A simply beautiful combo of words and images Steven. Have to check out Madison Cawein! Thanks

Golden West said...

The second picture - it looks like the leaf is whispering to the rock.

Jenny Stevning said...

Those colors are amazing!! I can't believe it. It makes me want to cry. I always thought that when leaves changed they did just that...the green became the other colors. (Guess I wasn't paying attention in school.) Then I actually learned the green chlorophyll is being pulled back to the heart of the tree and the colors we see are always there...they are being revealed. I like that same idea for us human. If we could just pull back that top layer we could reveal so much more of our beauty that is underneath.
Thank you for the awesome photos.

steven said...

hello tammie lee, thankyou very much! it's all right there . . . all i have to do is capture and share the moment. steven

steven said...

hello dunkerswick and welcome to the golden fish!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

thankyou bonnie. have a lovely day. steven

steven said...

hello golden west - there's something being shared there. when i saw them close to each other i liked the colourful brittleness of the leaf and the hard softness of the rock. there was something in that contact. i'm really glad you saw that!! have a lovely day out there. steven

steven said...

and that jenny stevning is a large part of why i have put so many autumn picture up here. all and everything contains beauty. there's surface beauty which takes care of fleeting contact. it's mirrored in people as personality, body. you can carry off a relationship of sorts with almost anything (or anyone) if that's what you're willing to settle for.

and then there's essence. the riches beneath the surface. they carry us through to the true presence inside all and everything and everyone. i am so delighted that you saw that because it makes all of this worthwhile!!!! have a peaceful day. steven

Barry said...

The colours and textures are just stunning, steven! Beautiful work. The pictures are a visual feast!

hope said...

Best Halloween treat ever...thanks!

Richard Jesse Watson said...

The "wild fairy dance" is everywhere, if we slow down to observe. I love this poem and its challenge to the skeptic. Not that we should never be skeptical, but if we are an honest skeptic, then we at time need to be skeptical of our skepticism, and sometimes simply receive the quiet gifts that are beyond analysis.

NanU said...

A balmy autumn evening is the perfect time to get out and dance under the moon!

Friko said...

what wonderful images you show and wonderful words to match.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

First time here.
I found you in comments section of another blog.
These are stunning pics!!!. You are so gifted.
Have a fun time and Happy Halloween!
P.S.

I'm your new follower:)

steven said...

oh thanks barry - sorry i'm so slow to respond but i had a lovely long bike ride and then hallowe'en to get ready for and enjoy!!!! i love the little kids the very best but the older kids have their own special fun as well!!! steven

steven said...

hi hope - well thankyou! i am so glad!! steven

steven said...

hi richard - that's what i think. let it all happen, enjoy it as it is. especially the magic, the amazing simple beautiful things that fill this world!!! have a great evening. steven

steven said...

hi nanu - mmmm tonight's a full moon. not balmy but then who cares?!!!! have a peaceful evening. steven

steven said...

thank you very much friko. i was really lucky to see them as i walked through the woods. have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

hello betty and welcome to the golden fish!!!! thankyou for your very nice comment! i am ahving a fun hallowe'en actually - busy with tons of children of all ages!!!!!! steven

Bee said...

Oh, I think these rich pictures could persuade even the most hardened (or oblivious) sceptic!

steven said...

thankyou so much bee! i really love the photographs that are filled with colour and texture a lot! these were right there for the eyes to see. have a beautiful day. steven