Thursday, August 19, 2010

sea-marsh


beautiful-braided and woven
virginal shy lights
beautiful glooms
like a lane into heaven that leads from a dream
by a world of marsh that borders a world of sea


words excerpted from "the marshes of glynn" by sidney lanier

12 comments:

Von said...

Very beautiful..thank you.

Elisabeth said...

In black and white, too. Captures something more of the mystery of the marshes. Thanks, Steven.

Joanna said...

Yes, even in monochrome you can see the subtleties of this landscape. I like the terms braided and woven for the reedy grassy shapes.

Linda Sue said...

LOVE the marsh, there are squishy surprises and sometimes a total slip into soggy unstable ground. It's fun, if you have the right foot gear and high tides. Marshes are gentle, like you photos, and, of course, like some people.

Bonnie said...

Wow - jaw-dropping words to accompany your beautiful images, steven.

TechnoBabe said...

You found just the right words to accompany your lovely photos.

steven said...

von thankyou very much. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - i wanted softness and then also the single blades of marsh grasses to show up a little more. i loved my time there. so much! it made me think of artists like peter scott. steven

steven said...

joanna thankyou. i messed with the original poem quite a bit selecting phrases that set off the photographs. steven

steven said...

linda sue - yes like some people!! steven

steven said...

thankyou bonnie. i messed with the original poem. these words are what was left. steven

steven said...

thanks technobabe. steven