Wednesday, October 14, 2009

the songs of mystic poets



the songs
of mystic poets in a purple world
ascend to me in music that is made
from unconceivèd perfumes and the pulse
of love ineffable;





text excerpted from "the hashish eater" by clark ashton smith.

the full text is available here.

18 comments:

NanU said...

Gorgeous photos, steven. Your blog is always an island of serenity in the day.

steven said...

hello nanu - thankyou. i'm glad for that!!! steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Steven: Exquisite macros and text, as ever.

Reya Mellicker said...

Good morning, Steven. Glad you were able to get to the ball in spite of having two dates and one bicycle! You were smashing as always.

Seems you're in a more melancholy mood today. Thanks for the beautiful images and words.

ellen abbott said...

Beautiful photos steven.

Golden West said...

Your photographs are lovely, Steven. The veining in the petals reminds me of a mighty river and its tributaries.

The Weaver of Grass said...

"Island of serenity" - yes steven - that says it all.

Jenny Stevning said...

I look forward to wading my way through the full text.
I keep returning to see your posted words and photos...always inspiring...but I also return to take a daily glimpse of the autumn leaves you have on your blog.
Here is Southern California, if you blink you miss the few trees that change. More than ever, I need the settling in my soul that autumn brings. That small photo helps tremendously.
Thank you.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photos and I really like the quote too, mystic poets in a purple world is a lovely phrase...

steven said...

hello reya - pensive. waiting for something that is coming. i have no idea what it is. but it's on its way. have a peaceful evening in dc. steven

Tammie Lee said...

these photos are sweet as can be~

steven said...

hi jenny - i'll be posting a heap of autumn pics in the next little while. i have been taking pics every day in the hope of seeing something lovely and i have scored a fair pile of beauty. i've often wondered what it would be like to live somewhere that doesn't have the features i've come to associate with autumn. the colours would be fairly high up there, followed by the temperature change - tomorrow the high is 4 celsius = 39 fahrenheit. Definitely time to bike with the gloves on!!! Steven

steven said...

hi tammie lee - thankyou so much. i love the soft sweetness of them myself!!! steven

steven said...

hi ellen - thankyou so much! have a lovely evening. steven

steven said...

hello golden west - thanks for your comment. i hadn't noticed that similarity but looking again through your eyes i see that connection for sure. so cool!!! have a lovely evening out there. steven

steven said...

hello weaver - yes an island of serenity is what i try to express at times!!! a place i like to be. have a lovely evening in the dale. steven

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

this delicate little flower had a beautiful structure..great shot today Mr Thinker...

Happy days

steven said...

hello delwyn - "mr. thinker"! hmmmm - well you know i've been told i think too much . . . . . perhaps the blog needs a rename!!! have a lovely day down udner. steven