Thursday, September 9, 2010

reeds of innocence



and i pluck'd a hollow reed,

and i made a rural pen,
and i stain'd the water clear,
and i wrote my happy songs
every child may joy to hear

(excerpted from "reeds of innocence") by william blake


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18 comments:

Elisabeth said...

This image is like a painting, so intense in its colour and majesty. You are such a wonderful photographer.

Pauline said...

splendid!

ellen abbott said...

Well, that was happy!

willow said...

Perfect pairing of Blake and Steven.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Lovely words and the photo of the reeds is grand.

Angela said...

Hi Steven, I came to you from Reya. We have reeds here at our lake, too. Some houses are being thatched with them. I love that poem, and I LOVE your header photo. Wow!

Titus said...

steven, your photography is incredible. The colours!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ah yes, William Blake - he knew a thing or two, didn't he, steven? Hope your new term is going well.

Liza said...

"and i made a rural pen"
how marvelous!
stunning photos.

steven said...

elisabeth thankyou very much. i've noticed that i see scenery as if i was painting it. the way i frame it and especially what makes up the scenery itself. i only paint in abstract so i don't know what that's all about! steven

steven said...

thankyou pauline. steven

steven said...

ellen we aim to please!! steven

steven said...

willow i've loved blak for a very long time but not all of his writing. i guess i'd have to say i love the writing i "get". steven

steven said...

lizzy ... grand words and a very fortunate photograph!! steven

steven said...

angela welcome!! i am glad that you visited from reya's - she has the very best community of people!!! i've seen thatched roofs but not reed roofs. that's really cool - actually when i think about it i've also seen bullrush roofs which are almost reed roofs. steven

steven said...

titus - i'm really lucky! these were taken with my smaller cheaper camera. but it was an amazing day - clear air with a wicked sky and equally gobsmacking still water. i'm glad we could share it!! steven

steven said...

weaver - school is good but i'm really tired of course!!! blake - yes he saw things for what they are. i love some of his writing so much. steven

steven said...

liza yes!! isn't that just a superb phrase!!!! steven