Saturday, March 31, 2012

An Echo From Willowwood.

 

 
"O ye, all ye that walk in Willowwood." (D.G. Rossetti)

Two gazed into a pool, he gazed and she,
Not hand in hand, yet heart in heart, I think,
Pale and reluctant on the water's brink,
As on the brink of parting which must be.
Each eyed the other's aspect, she and he,
Each felt one hungering heart leap up and sink,
Each tasted bitterness which both must drink,
There on the brink of life's dividing sea.
Lilies upon the surface, deep below
Two wistful faces craving each for each,
Resolute and reluctant without speech: —
A sudden ripple made the faces flow
One moment joined, to vanish out of reach:
So those hearts joined, and ah! were parted so. 

A Sonnet by Christina Rossetti
Water Lilies - Claude Monet - 1904

A special thank you to my friend Alexandre for making me aware of this beautiful sonnet.

80 comments:

Mirthe Duindam said...

Yes, it's very beautiful.
Warm greetings for a lovely weekend, Mirthe

Joop Zand said...

Hello dear Dianne

As usual nice work.....you are great.

Warm greetings, Joop

♥●• İzdihër •●♥ said...

Awesome work :).
have a good weekend.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Mirthe , yes it is very beautiful.
Warm greetings and a lovely weekend for you too!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joop for your kind words but I hope you do understand that it is not my poem/sonnet.

Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear Izdihër , yes Christina Rossetti's sonnet is beautiful.
A good weekend to you too!
xoxoxo ♡

Art said...

Hello!

Fantastic work!
I wish you a nice weekend!

Hug.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Art , I wish you a lovely weekend too!

Hug

xoxoxo ♡

Tiago Braga said...

excelent chose, very deep =)

Kiss *

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

aww, dianne i'm in admiration of your talent at poetry.
this poem flows so nicely.

i love it.

abrazos/beijinhos.

xx

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.La poesia tiene en tu corazón un lugar muy previliejado,tu educación y buenos sentimientos afloran en todos tus actos,ella te acompaña y te sirve para mitigar tus
soledades.
Espero qque algunas de mis fantasias te hagan sonrreir.
Amiga mia,la vida és tan corta.
Un fuerte abrazo

puerileuwaite said...

The Human Resources Department here at work, frowns on eying anyone's aspect. In my opinion this kills the romance.

Antonio Machado said...

Hello Dianne,
Impressionist painting and modern poem!
Both have the quality to touch the soul. Both leave room for interpretation and for our own excitement!
A big hug

Leovi said...

Excellent painting by Monet and a delightful poem that exquisitely complements. Besos.

Magia da Inês said...

Enquanto lia o poema andei por paisagens iluministas cheias de sonhos.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮
°º♫

/t. said...

there is
a famous painting
by the artist degas in which
a pair sit & stare into their glasses of absinthe

well, it's similar but different than this

× × ×

/t.

Paige said...

oh this is so achingly romantic!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely words Dianne!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Tiago , yes I thought it was a lovely poem of Christina Rossetti to post here.

Kiss*

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty for your kind words and compliment. Yes it is a beautiful sonnet and I wish I had composed it but I did NOT , it is the words of Christina Rossetti, her name and credit for the poem is at the end.

Hugs and kisses
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan mi amigo, yo no escribí este soneto son las palabras de Christina Rossetti. Sí, yo uso mis poemas para expresar mis sentimientos y mi soledad. Sí, la vida es demasiado corta y muchas veces no encontramos lo que estamos esperando.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Lol dear Pugsly , my sweet, you always make me smile. Eying the apect of the one we love is half the pleasure.

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Antonio for your thoughtful comment, yes an impressionist painting, I hoped it would convey the feelings of this poem, which is not so modern, it was written by Christina Rossetti in the 1800's, Victorian England.
A big hug
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi yes a lovely painting by Monet and a delightful poem by Christins Rossetti, I hoped they would complement each other.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Inês querida amiga, obrigado, eu estou tão feliz que este poema fez você se sentir desta forma, ela tem o potencial de nos fazer sonhar.
Um fim de semana feliz
beijos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thanks dear /t. , yes I am familiar with that painting, the couple look absolutely miserable
...not quite what I was hoping for. :)
I was searching for an image which would complement the feelings of the poem ... a pond, with two loving but sad faces reflected in the water and some willows and lilies. Sadly that was too much to hope for, so the lovely Monet painting had to suffice.
But thank you for the suggestion my friend! :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Paige for your lovely words, yes, I thought so too.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Rahul , yes, lovely words but not mine, those of Christina Rossetti.
xoxoxo ♡

Incanto Images said...

een mooi geheel geworden. Ziet er sfeervol uit.

Fijn weekend en groetjes van Von

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela pintura...Belo soneto...
Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

dianne said...

Bedankt lieve Von , ik ben blij dat je genoten hebt zowel het beeld als het sonnet.
Hartelijke groeten en een goed weekend voor u!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Estimado Fernando, gracias por sus amables palabras, me alegro de que te ha gustado el soneto y la pintura.
saludos
xoxoxo ♡

Linda said...

Hi Dianne...beautiful image and words..Happy Spring to you! I have a new blog now..http://architecturalimagesbylindaedgecomb.blogspot.com/
warm regards, Linda :)

dianne said...

Lovely to see you again dear Linda , thank you, I hope you realised that I did not compose this beautiful sonnet, there has been some confusion.
Happy Spring to you, I will take note of your new blog.
Warm regards, Dianne. :)
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.La poesia,la pintura y la fotografia son arte que pueden salir de nuestros sentimientos,para espresarlos de diferentes formas.
Un fuerte abrazo

Leovi said...

Que difícil es mantener dos corazones unidos, sin embargo cuando hay amor parece difícil que se puedan separar. Besos.

Leovi said...

How difficult is to keep two hearts together, but when love seems difficult to be separated. Besos.

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Hallo Dianne, I loved the post about train so much... and this one too

Enrique G.A. said...

Hi Dianne...beautiful image

Olga said...

Very beautiful; the image and the words that were inspired by it. Poets and artists have a special sense for nature.

dianne said...

Juan, amigo mío, que es tan cierto, la inspiración se expresa en muchas formas de arte.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for this lovely comment. Yes, sometimes it is difficult to keep two hearts together and so sad when the love has gone.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura , they are both beautiful stories of love, the second with sadness, one would hope that both would have a chance at love and happiness.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrique , yes a beautiful image by Monet.
Saludos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Olga ,for your kind words. Yes, I felt it was an image that would complement the beautiful words of Christina Rossetti.
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Ya te dije en una ocación que soy muy mal fotógrafo,quizas tenga un poco de fantasia,por eso a veces acierto en algo.
Creo que tu me valoras demaciado
Un fuerte abrazo

Giga said...

Na ile zrozumiałam, to sonet jest podobał mi się. Zdjęcie jest urocze. Pozdrawiam. *** As far as I understood, it is a sonnet I liked. The picture is charming. Yours.

foam said...

What a lovely poem by christine Rossetti. Either I'm familiar with her or you have posted a poem by her before?
The yearning in this poem really comes through. But it does in your poems too which I think are just as lovely.

dianne said...

Juan mi amigo, eres un buen fotógrafo y artista, y sí lo hago el valor de su imaginación para crear sus fantasías hermosas y
elucubraciones.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Dziękuję kochanie Giga , tak jest piękny sonet, ale niestety tyle ginie w tłumaczeniu.
Tak obraz Moneta jest uroczy.
ciepłe pozdrowienia
xoxoxo ♡

Thank you dear Giga , yes it is a beautiful sonnet but unfortunately so much gets lost in the translation.
Yes the Monet painting is charming.
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Foamy , yes it is a lovely poem by Christina Rossetti, thank you for your kind praise of my poems.
You are most likely familiar with her poems and yes I posted a poem of hers, another favourite of mine "I Wish I Could Remember That First Day", in April, 2010 "In the footsteps of Christina Rossetti" where I wrote my own account of her poem from my perspective. It fades in comparison to her words but at the time it was written with sincerity and affection.
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

It makes me remember the first crush in my youth.

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.En la baja Andalucia.donde la religión se inspira más adorando figuras y se emocionam al verlas.
Un fuerte abrazo

Betty Manousos@ CUT and DRY said...

thanks for sharing this beautiful post!
i really love it!

big hugs!

Craftsman of light said...

My dear Dianne,
With Christina Rossetti's poem You bring me the memories of my school days....though i donot quite remember the poem i learnt at school, i think it had a similar theme, maybe more related to dying.

Thankyou for bringing me those memories through this poem!
enjoy your day!
many many hugs....

dianne said...

Yes dear Leovi , how beautiful was our first crush, such a lovely feeling.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan mi querido amigo, usted nos ha proporcionado con bellas imágenes de la Semana Santa.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Betty ,for your kind words, I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you my dear col, I am happy that this poem could bring back those memories for you. I have a collection of Christina Rossetti's poems that I love, many have an air of sadness and loss but beautiful always.
Many hugs and kisses, a good day to you too!
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.El pueblo andaluz mezcla religión y fantasias,sus creencias les hace cantar a esas figuras.
Un fuerte abrazo

HLiza said...

Dianne, that's a deep and intense, beautiful sonnet. Thanks for sharing. How's life for you there?

Evanir said...

Que tudo de bom possa te acontecer!
Que você lute...Que você vença...
Que você conquiste...
Que você realize...
Que você ame...
Que sua vida seja Um eterno sorriso.
Um Feliz Final De Semana.
Uma Páscoa Abençoada Em Cristo Jesus.
Ter vc comigo é maravilhoso!
Obrigada pelo carinho e sua amizade.
Que Deus te proteja hoje e sempre.
Não se esqueça que ...
Estou seguindo -te e te amando .
Tem Um Presente De Pascoa Para Você Na PostaGem.
O Blog Do Brasil Hoje é MEu Site
Que esta na Postagem.
**Fonte De Amor**

José Ramón said...

Dianne cuanta belleza en esta entrada
Saludos de José Ramón desde
Creatividad e imaginación fotos de José Ramón

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Todas la religiones se fundaron con mitos.
Estoa mitos al repetirlos millones
de vece,se hacen grandes verdades.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan querido amigo, las figuras religiosas son una fuente de inspiración y la fe.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear HLiza , yes it is a beautiful, hearfelt sonnet, I am so pleased that you enjoyed it.
Life is okay here thanks, not enough hours in the day for all that I have to do ... but, I manage. :)
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias querido amigo José, sí, es un hermoso soneto, estoy muy contento que haya disfrutado de la belleza de sus palabras.
saludos cordiales
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Evanir querida amiga, obrigado por todos os seus desejos linda para mim e para a bondade e amizade que você me mostrar.
Que Deus proteja você e mantê-lo seguro e sempre cuidar de você.
Obrigado por todo o amor e amizade que você compartilhar de forma tão generosa comigo.
Desejo-lhe uma Páscoa abençoada em Jesus Cristo.
Amor e gratidão, Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

Magia da Inês said...

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Páscoa é renascer.
Feliz recomeçar!
Feliz Páscoa!

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dianne said...

Obrigado querida Inês, sim bênçãos de Páscoa para você querida amiga.
beijos
xoxoxo ♡

Leovi said...

Que delicia es sentir la unión del amor. Besos.

Leovi said...

Yes I feel delight is the union of love. Kisses.

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi ,yes, to love and be loved in return is a wonderful union.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Gracias por tu comemtário.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan, muchas gracias querido amigo!
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne..
Tu comentário a mi fantasia está lleno de tu poesia
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan mi amigo, gracias, su fantasía era hermosa.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Tu fuentes de inspiraciones te hacen escribir bellas poesias, y quizas mis elucubraciones me hacen hacer esas tonterias.
Un fuerte abrazo

dianne said...

Juan mi querido amigo, no hacer cosas tontas, es una buena cosa para ser imaginativos y crear tus fantasías.
Un fuerte abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga Dianne.Tus comentários a mis fantasias me hacen subir un peldaño.
Un fuerte abrazo