Saturday, October 9, 2010

the morning dream of life


so bright and soft is the sweet air of morning,
it brings them all to being when it touches
with its paleness every glowing vein;
the wild and flaming hollows of the forest
kindle all their crimson in its rain;


and every curve receives its share of morning,
every little shadow softly grows,
and motion finds a melody more tender
and quiet in its giving, as though love,
the morning dream of life, were born of longing,
and really poured its being from above.


all words by max eastman excerpted from "autumn light"

10 comments:

Noelle Renee said...

Stunning Fall banner. I love this poem by Eastman and the photos are simply gorgeous. Beautifully done Steven.
Noelle

Elisabeth said...

It seems as if over night the colours have turned fro, the greens and blues of summer to the reds and yellows of autumn.

Thanks, Steven.

steven said...

noelle thankyou very much! i'm grateful to have the opportunity to see these beauties and then also to share them. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - it was fairly sudden this year. there are always trees that turn well before the others but it seems as if the surface of this part of the earth made a big decision and kabloeey!!! it's truly beautiful. steven

Dan Gurney said...

Oh.. ahh.. Your photos are breathtaking. Thank you for sharing this sublime autumnal moment.

Reya Mellicker said...

The photos are incredible! I know they aren't literally 3-D, but they seem somehow more than 2-D. wow.

steven said...

dan thankyou. taking photographs is the easy part of all of this really. the real work has already been done!! steven

steven said...

reya thankyou. the second photograph down is one i especially like as it feels (and felt at the time) as if the plants were cradling the red branches in their arms. steven

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Steven - we don't really get a visual autumn here in Auckland - stays so green all year round and many of the deciduous trees hang onto their leaves until the new ones push them off - so to see your trees shedding their opulent gowns is really lovely.

Spring here now...more green!

willow said...

Your images are perfectly paired with Eastman's words. And yes, I think you must do some ground breaking eating and celebrate fall with a caramel apple!