Friday, July 15, 2011

The Viewless Atoms of the Air




The viewless atoms of the air
Around me palpitate and burn,
All heaven dissolves in gold, and earth
Quivers with new found joy.
Floating on waves of harmony I hear
A stir of kisses, and a sweep of wings;
Mine eyelids close --"What pageant nears?"
" 'Tis Love that passes by!"

Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, 1836-1870, was a Spanish post-romanticist writer of poetry and short stories, now considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature.
Image : thundafunda.com/

54 comments:

HLiza said...

To me..it's like sprinkles of joy now that it's Friday..hehe..happy weekend Dianne..

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Surely the trick is to catch it as it passes? Nice choice of words and picture, Dianne.

♥Anna & die Tüddel-Ecke♥ said...

Dear Dianne,
perfect photo - beautiful admission
happy weekend & greetings
Synke

Joop Zand said...

It's wonderful Dianne.

greetings and a very nice weekend, Joop x

K9 said...

very nice. at the NM summit we discussed a bit (or i did anyway) about how we are a mess of atoms bound together to make a shape of a human body and that other dimensions exist within that space simultaneously. Let mine be filled with golden light.

Ricardo Miñana said...

Atoms in this life, our existence
pretty picture.
you enjoy the weekend.
a hug.

Incanto Images said...

heel mooi gedaan, dit is een super foto.

Groetjes Von

Olga said...

I'm not too familiar with any sort of poetry from this time period...which is shameful. Thank you for the photo and the excursion into Spanish post-romantic poetry.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Hope you didn't stare into the sun too long taking that photo!!

dianne said...

Thank you dear HLiza yes sprinkles of golden sunbeams because it is Friday...have a happy weekend!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo , I am pleased that you enjoyed the poem and the image.
Yes, I guess the trick is to catch it and perhaps Señor Bêcquer was more successful in catching love as it passed by. Personally I find that love eludes me, no pageant here, no love passes by or comes close.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Synke for your thoughtful comment.
Happy weekend and greetings to you too! :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Zoop , I am pleased that you enjoyed the post.

Greetings to you and have a nice weekend also, Dianne. xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dearest K9 for your thoughtul comment. Yes we are a mass of atoms bound together by electrostatic, ionic and covalent bonds into a sequence of complex molecules which make the human body.
Thankfully we live in and share the few dimensions in which we can perceive and appreciate the beauty of a multi dimensional Universe.
Yes let mine be filled with golden light also, that would make me very happy! :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Ricardo , yes atoms, our existence; happy that you enjoyed the poem and the picture.
Have a lovely weekend.
A hug.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dank u lieve Von voor uw attente reactie, ja het is een groot beeld, het is een gratis 'wallpaper' imago.

xoxoxo

dianne said...

Dear Olga , thank you for your thoughtful comment ... it is not shameful that you are not familiar with the poetry from this period. I was mostly familiar with the English poets but since I do love poetry I have discovered many beautiful poems and poets with my searches via the Internet. I have many beautiful poems scattered here on my blog by various poets including Pablo Neruda, Rainer Maria Rilke, e e cummings, Wordsworth and Byron. My favorite poem of Bêcquer, "Amid Obscure Shadows", is here ... also some of my better poems were written in earlier posts.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello Phossy my sweet, nice to see you here. :)
No, I didn't take this beautiful photo and I would never stare directly at the sun. As the sun is above the clouds here this photo was most likely taken from an airplane or somewhere extremely high up.

xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga!
A foto é bonita e gosto da poesia...
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
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Enrique G.A. said...

Beautiful sunset, beautiful sunshine and beautiful sky, accompanied by a fragment exclente Gustavo Adolfo Becquer.
Greetings .-

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foam said...

Another poet I'm not very familiar with. It's beautiful, dianne.

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês amigo, por seu comentário pensativo, sim a imagem é linda.
Melhores votos de uma semana feliz.
beijinhos.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrigue , yes a glorious golden sky and the excellent poetry of Gustavo Adolfo Bêcquer.
Greetings.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Liebe Jasmin, ich danke Ihnen für Ihre freundlichen und aufmerksamen Worte und für die Blumenstrauß, ja das Gedicht zu bringen Helligkeit.
Ich wünsche Ihnen einen Tag der Freude und Sonnenschein. ✿
Liebe Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡ ♡ ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest Foamy , I only discovered the poetry of Bêcquer earlier this year, his works are well known in Spain.
This is a lovely poem but my favourite of his "Amid Obscure Shadows"is one that I posted in March this year.
Have a happy week Foamy dear. ✿

xoxoxo ♡

foam said...

aha .. and i wasn't familiar with him then either but liked what i read. i'm going to have to start remembering his name .. :)

dianne said...

Yes Foamy dear, I thought the poem which I posted in March was truly romantic and beautiful; ♥ perhaps I will post some more of his poems here in the future and other poets, there are so many beautiful works from which to choose. :)

xoxoxo ♡

Elia said...

Becquer was always one of my favorite poets, I'm glad you chose this time his romantic words, a pleasure to walk by this corner and peaceful yours!

be happy
wish you a great week,

un abrazo

eljardindemiduende ^^

(gracias Amiga!)

dianne said...

Gracias dear friend Elia , yes the poetry of Señor Bêcquer is romantic and beautiful; I am so pleased that you enjoy visiting here in my 'garden' of words.
I hope that all is well with you now and I wish you a happy week.

a warm hug.

besos xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

En ésta calurosa noche de verano,mis pensamientos vuelan hacia tu pais para darte los buenos dias
Juan

dianne said...

Gracias Juan por pensar en mí, hace mucho frío aquí en la actualidad, espero que mañana es un día maravilloso para ti.
Voy a enviar una brisa fresca. :)
Un abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga mia,los humanos siempre añoramos aquello que no poseemos.
Si mi fotografia te gustó,tu gratitud llega hacia mi persona a traves de tus comentários.
Un fuerte abrazo

Muriel said...

C'est un beau texte Dianne , je ne connaissais pas ce poête .
Bonne journée !

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dianne said...

Sí, a veces nos quieren por lo que no podemos poseer ... Me gustan tus fotos Juan.
Un fuerte abrazo.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Merci chers Muriel , oui les mots sont beaux ... Bécquer principal est très bien connu en Espagne.
Bonne journée!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Skizo por seu comentário.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne,vive en una ciudad mediaval con muchas histórias,muy cerca del mar y de las sirras,lugar muy bonito que te gustaria conocer,pasear por algunas de nuestras calles,parece volver a la edad média.
Sobretodo amo las costas que son muy bonitas
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Amiga Juan, Suena maravillosa belleza, tanto antigua, un lugar que me gustaría descubrir un día.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Dianne,hasta en tus comentários a mi fotos aparece tu espíritu de poeta.
Gracias por el tiempo ue pierdes con mis fotografias.
Saludo Juan

dianne said...

Gracias amigo Juan , que es agradable de tu parte. Me gusta la fotografía, que inspiran los poemas.
Saludos, Dianne

xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

♥ •˚。
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FELIZ DIA DOS AMIGOS!!!

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dianne said...

Obrigada querida amiga Inês , feliz dia para você!
beijos
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Dianne,nada és perfecto en la naturaleza, y mucho menos en una fotografia,tus alagadoras palabras
me suenan a música celestial y el calor de ellas me llega a traves del eter
Abrazos
Juan

dianne said...

Amigo Juan , las fotografías de flores, paisajes terrestres y marinos son la perfección en mis ojos y el corazón ... que poseen mucha belleza.
Un fuerte abrazo
Dianne

xoxoxo ♡

Lesley said...

What a wonderful poem Dianne! I must look up more of his writing.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lesley , yes a wonderful poem and poet ... here is a link to my favourite poem Amid Obscure Shadows composed by
Señor Bêcquer; I posted it in March, I think you will love it. :)
xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

I just saw on the Science Channel that the atoms purchased glasses and no longer are viewless. Still, nice poem.

dianne said...

Thank you Pugsley my sweet, I am pleased that you liked the poem.
xoxoxo ♡

Art said...

Really a wonderful picture!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art , for your comment, yes a really beautiful view of the golden sun and sky; there is a link to the image just after the information about the poet.
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Wonderful Becquer, and unmistakable. Besos.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi , yes wonderful Becquer, I love this one too. :)
Besos
xoxoxo ♡