Saturday, September 3, 2011

Emile Verhaeren Love Poem

The still beauty of summer evenings on the
greenswards where they lie outspread holds
out to us, without empty gesture or words,
a symbol of rest in gladness.

Young morning and its tricks has gone
away with the breezes; noon itself and the
velvet skirts of its warm winds, of its heavy
winds, no longer sweeps the torrid plain;and
this is the hour when, without a branch's
moving or a pond's ruffling its waters, the
evening slowly comes from the tops of the
mountains and takes its seat in the garden.

Oh the infinite golden flatness of the waters,
and the trees and their shadows on the reeds,
and the calm and sumptuous silence in whose
still presence we so greatly delight that we
desire to live with it always or to die of it and
revive by it, like two imperishable hearts
tirelessly drunken with its brightness.

Emile Verhaeren - Belgian Poet - 1855-1916
Meadow and Sunset Free Wallpaper

78 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Lovely poem and a nice picture Dianne....good work again.

Hugs, Joop

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop , yes it is a lovely poem by Verhaeren, I hoped that this photograph would reflect some of the imagery in this poem.

Hugs, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

♥Anna & die Tüddel-Ecke♥ said...

dear Dianne,
nice & beautiful photo from country - i love it!!
many hugs & kisses Synke

dianne said...

Thank you dear Synke yes a beautiful place in the countryside, I am happy that you loved it.
Hugs and kisses, Dianne.
xoxoxo ♡

puerileuwaite said...

I've known a few folks who were tirelessly drunken, however I would never associate them with brightness.

Antonio Machado said...

Very, very beautiful!!!
A hug

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga mia.En Europa tenemos bastantes monumentos,muchos de ellos
desconocidos por los propios europeos

Muchas gracias amiga poeta por tus comentários

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta.Tu vives para tus poesias y yo para mis fotografias,en ellos hemos encontraddo una vávula de escape a nuestras inquitudes.

Un fuerte abrazo

foam said...

I would love to be able to read certain poets in their original language. I'm sure some of the sentiment flows so much better. This is a nice love poem to nature though.

HLiza said...

Hi Dianne, how's life treating you? The poem spoke of beautiful things we sometimes can never describe with words..

Magia da Inês said...

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Linda imagem.
Combinou perfeitamente como o poema!!!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.

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~*Lady Fiona*~ said...

Greetings, Dear Dianne :) Thank you for introducing me to a beautiful poem that I have never immersed myself in until this moment in time :) The picture you selected does evoke the gorgeous imagery of the words :) LOVELY post!

Best Wishes, Fiona ~x♥x~

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dianne said...

Thank you Pugsley , my sweet for your amusing comment, you certainly know some interesting people. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio ,for your comment, yes a very beautiful poem.
Hugs

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Sí querido amigo Juan , una arquitectura maravillosa en su país y el resto de Europa, tan antiguo, adornado y hermoso.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias querido amigo Juan , si mi poesía es mi propia expresión se refleja en mis palabras y sus fotografías son sus reflexiones y fantasías en las imágenes.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Yes dearest Foamy , it would be lovely to read certain poems in their orginal language. I am sure that some of the subtle nuances are lost in the translation; though I think this one has translated without losing much sentiment from its original French.
Thanks for your comment. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hi dear HLiza,I have not been well, nothing serious though, I'm beginning to mend slowly; thank you for asking.
Yes the poem did speak of beautiful things that we often feel and see but fail to put into words, I am pleased that you enjoyed it.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês por seu comentário pensativo, sim uma bela imagem para complementar as palavras.
Abraços e beijos meu amigo.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Fiona ,for your thoughtful comment. I am so pleased that you enjoyed this beautiful poem, I have read a few of the 'Love Poems of Emile Verhaeren' and this is one of my favourites.
I tried to find an image that would be perfect for his words and I think this one does come close.
Best wishes, Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Jasmin dear friend, yes there is such an open honesty to the grasses of the field and meadows and that special feeling in the air in Summer just before dusk, when the shadows lengthen as the golden sunlight sends long shadows from the trees.

Vielen Dank Jasmin lieber Freund, ja, es ist wie eine offene Ehrlichkeit gegenüber den Gräsern der Felder und Wiesen und das besondere Gefühl in der Luft im Sommer kurz vor der Dämmerung, wenn die Schatten als das goldene Sonnenlicht sendet lange Schatten von den Bäumen zu verlängern.
Grüße mein Freund.

xoxoxo ♡

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela imagem...Belo poema...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

dianne said...

Obrigada querida por seu comentário Fernando pensativo.
xoxoxo ♡

Andressa C. said...

drunken with its brightness.

very good!

and beautiful picture.

Art said...

Very nice picture and poem, well done!

Evanir said...

Viva a vida com muito amor.
Mate saudades,enquanto é tempo.
Peça perdão ,mesmo que seja você o ofendido.
Recupere o tempo perdido ,procurando ser feliz nas coisas de Deus.
Faça um carinho,alegrando alguém que esta triste.
A todo instante,fale uma palavra especial para
quem necessita ouvir.
Com seu amor podera fazer mudanças em muitas vidas.
Creia você pode não mudar tudo nesse Mundo.
Mais poderá fezer no coração de muitos.
A morada de Deus.
Um Domingo na paz e na luz de Jesus.
Bjs no coração.
Evanir

Leovi said...

This really beautiful and charming love poem. I was stuck in it. kisses

chickory said...

this one is so rich in imagery and sensory input. i know just what she means about the heavy velvet winds.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Andressa for your thoughtful comment, I am pleased that you enjoyed the poem and the image.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art , for your thoughtful words, I am pleased that you found the poem and the image beautiful.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Evanir pelas suas palavras pensadas e poética.
Beijos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear friend Leovi ,for your lovely words, yes it is a beautiful and charming poem and I found that I too lost myself in the beauty and feelings of its imagery.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest chickory for your lovely words, yes it is a poem of beautiful imagery and sensory pleasures...a sensitive poem written by a man.
"Noon itself and the velvet skirts of its warm winds", yes, their hushed warm softness as they brush through the afternoon grasses.

xoxoxo ♡

Marty said...

I love this beautiful poem ! and the image is just gorgeous !
wish you a lovely week

dianne said...

Thank you Marty dear,for your kind words. Yes, a beautiful poem, I am pleased that you enjoyed it and the image.
You too have a lovely week.
Bisous
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dienne..Si mi foto te hace soñar y alegran la monotonia de tu vida,si al verlas piensas en tu amigo,
Este amigo tan lejano te envia un fuerte abrazo

Olga said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful poetry. Poets present the world that is worthy of love and discovery.

dianne said...

Gracias amigo Juan, si tus imágenes me hacen soñar con lugares lejanos ... gracias por el abrazo.
Abrazos para usted
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Olga for your thoughtful comment. When I find a poem which I think is beautiful then I like to post it here and share it with others. Yes it is good to see and feel love and the world through the words of other poets.

xoxoxo ♡

Evanir said...

Querida Amiga.
Seu blog esta em homenagem
no meu cantinho .
Eu postei traduzido seu poema para que todos possam ler.
Uma linda semana .
Bjs no coração.
Evanir

BrandNewStudio said...

Beautiful
GoodCreation

Elia said...

beautiful, beautiful, dear Friend!!!

and the picture, I want to stay there during hours... with you!!

thanks for this moments,

hugs

eljardindemiduende

dianne said...

Obrigado querida amiga Evanir para o seu tipo e palavras atenciosas.
Tenha uma semana maravilhosa.
abraços
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Skizo for your thoughtful comment.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Elia dear friend,for your lovely comment. Yes it is a beautiful poem and I am so pleased that you loved it so.
Yes we could spend some time there in that image, picking wildflowers in the golden light of the late afternoon.
Hugs

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Gracias por tu fidelidad
al seguir la saga de mis fantasias fotográficas .
Un fuerte abrazo

Kathleen Scott said...

I love that last line, 'drunken with its brightness'. Lovely expression of the wonder.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Veo te gustan las fotos con los cielos azules,el fotógrafo muchas veces intenta emular aquello que está contenplando.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Gracias querido amiga Juan , me gusta el paisaje y las fantasías.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Kathleen , yes a lovely expression, I am happy that you enjoyed the poem. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, me encanta tu cielo azul. de oro y el cielo de color naranja, que son todos muy hermosos.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Te has convertido en una seguidora de mis elucubraciones,
Mi sonrrojo no me permite agradecerte
tu seguimiento a mis fotos.
Espero no aburrirte,para que continue.

Abrazos Juan

äмän ♥ said...

This is so wesome <3
following you :)
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Craftsman of light said...

Hi Dianne,
Thankyou for allowing me to discover This charmingingly sweet Emile....Did know anything about her until now!
Sending you a lot of warm hugs and kisses!
col

Nb: Though i'm not very often blogging , all you my precious friends are ever present in my thoughts.

dianne said...

Querido amigo Juan , las fotos y las fantasías nunca me aburre, si no me llega a visitar o comentario, es sólo porque estoy enfermo, que soy en la actualidad.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear äмän ♥, I am so pleased that you enjoyed this poem by Emile Verhaeren, he is a great poet.
Thanks for following. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello dear col ,thank you, I am so pleased that you enjoyed this poem by Emile Verhaeren, he is a wonderful writer of romantic and visual poetry. The name is confusing, I too thought that Emile was a female until I did some more research, the poem does have a 'feminine' feel to it.
I still have some more surprises in store and when I am feeling well again I shall post some more poems, at present I am saving my strength.
I am always happy when you can find the time to visit. Every time I think of you I am still lost in the beauty of fragrant dawns and dusks of softest mauves and lilac hues...that is the image I have painted in my imagination from your poetic words.
Lots of warm hugs and kisses coming your way.
Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.La imagen que te gusta con los cielos azules,és del siglo XV. Con un poco de fantasias del fotógrafo.
Un fuerte abrazo

JUAN FUENTES said...

Dianne.Tu seguimiento a mi blog,és de agradecer y tus comentários me traen aromas de tu pais.
En éste mundo tan materializado nuestras mentes tienen que volar alto para salir de la vulgaridad.

Un fuerte abrazo

/t. said...

pretty poem, d

romantic -- i can see
why you would like this one

hey, your spring is right round the corner(!)

× × ×

/t.

Muriel said...

Your Post cool down one's mind.
(est ressourçant pour nous)
Thanks again

Excellente soirée adorable Dianne .

Lee said...

A lovely poem - the idea of 'rest in gladness' resonates at the moment.

dianne said...

Thanks dear /t. , yes, a lovely poem which appeals to my romantic sensibilities. :)

It is very much a Spring morning, with sunshine, the fresh fragrance of flowers and foliage in the air and many birds singing...a perfect time of year.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan, querido amigo, su arquitectura del siglo 15 es tan hermosa, no tan antigua aquí en mi país. Me gusta mucho tus composiciones de fantasía, demuestra que tiene buen ojo para la belleza, los detalles y una imaginación maravillosa.
Muchos abrazos a mi amigo.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you sweet Muriel , yes this poem does have a restful and cooling feel to it as the shadows of early evening descend on the garden.

bonne journée mon amie.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Lee , yes a lovely poem, so much beauty to experience in these words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed it.

xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dienne.Cuándo el fotógrafo intenta hacer alguna fantasia a veces lo comsigue,si te gusta mi foto del pintor de elucubraciones ya conseguí algo.
Espero te encuentres mejor de tus pasajeros males.
Un fuerte abrazo

Marty said...

Dianne it's a peaceful place here, in your bloghouse ! love it, love your poetry and images !
wish you a nice weekend
bisous

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, me encantó el pintor del cielo. Pinta la oscuridad con las estrellas para iluminar nuestro camino.
Gracias, me siento un poco mejor.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty , I am pleased that you like it here, yes it is very quiet at present. I hope to post something soon if I am feeling well enough and can find some inspiration.
Have a lovely weekend.
Bisous
xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

✿♥ Olá, amiga!
Aguardamos um novo post.
♫°° Um lindo fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil✿♫°
✿♥♫♫°°
✿♥♥

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras, eu espero que eu estou inspirado para postar algo esta noite.
Tenha um fim de semana maravilhoso.
beijos
xoxoxo ✿ ♡

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JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.La naturaleza nos puede dar mucha belleza,pero és mucho más bella la amistad entre dos personas
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan querido, sí que es tan cierto que mi amigo de Andalucía.
Un abrazo cálido y acogedor.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Veiga , I have visited your blog, it is an enchanting place, your images are amazing and so too the music.
Greetings, Dianne.

xoxoxo ♡

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