Sunday, November 22, 2015

A White Blossom

A tiny moon as small and white as a single jasmine flower
Leans all alone above my window, on night's wintry bower,
Liquid as lime-tree blossom, soft as brilliant water or rain
She shines, the first white love of my youth, passionless and in vain.

I have read another version of this poem, with the last line ending thus...
She shines, the one white love of my youth, which all sin cannot stain. 

D.H. Lawrence   

D H Lawrence is a name well-known among lovers of poetry, but from time to time a classic is in order! The idea of a first love, one that becomes idealised and lives on in your heart forever on a pedestal, is a universal concept that Lawrence sums up splendidly with “the one white love of my youth, which all sin cannot stain.”

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61 comments:

Blogoratti said...

Wonderful thoughts indeed.

Giga said...

Lovely and beautiful flower petals jesgo comparison with the moon. Regards.

Magia da Inês said...

✿ه°
Linda poesia!
Simples e bela como o jasmim.

Ótimo domingo! Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
♪♫˚·.♩

Marisa said...

Marvelous poetry and image... love them!
Happy Sunday!:)
X

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Delicious love of youth! How far it was, but always in remembrance.

José Ramón said...

Una captura. Magnifica Saludos

Enrique G.A. said...

wONDERFUL.-

Françoise said...

Une belle pureté dans la photo . Merci pour le passage sur mon blog .

dianne said...

Thank you for your kind words dear Blogoratti !
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Giga , yes a lovely flower and poem.
Warm greetings
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigado querida Ines pelas suas amáveis palavras.
Boa semana!
Beijos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marisa , so pleased you loved them both!
Happy week dear friend!
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your sweet words. So long ago and I was so young but I have fond memories.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias, querido José por sus amables palabras.
¡Feliz Semana!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Enrique !
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Merci chère Françoise , oui une belle image. Ce fut un plaisir de visiter votre blog!
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

La paz interior és la mejor manera de alcanzar una gran quietud
Un abrazo

MARTY said...

nice and soft words, the photo as well !
bisous dianne
winter is coming here !

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, lindo o que publica, flor maravilhosa.
AG

Laura. M said...

The flower is beautiful, Diane and very good verses.
Good Friday ;)
Besos.

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan porque estas palabras sabias y suaves.
Un abrazo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your kind words.
The heat of Summer is already here and Spring has not yet passed.
bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Caro AG , obrigado pelas suas amáveis palavras.
beijo
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura for your kind words.
Good weekend!
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dear Dianne.
I really like to come to you.
Here is the beauty of poetry and flowers.
You are the most wonderful, sweetest friend.
Love, nestle you into the heart.
Greetings from Poland.
Lucia

dianne said...

Lucia dearest friend
Thank you for your very sweet comment you are very kind to me and make my blog seem worthwhile when I am so tempted to close it...recently I have had difficulty finding the words to express my feelings.
Love and best wishes for your kindness
Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta,tus recuerdos no te dejan equilibrqr tus sentimiemtos
Un fuerte abrazo

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Dianne thank you very much!Besos!

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Notre monde en guerre, notre propre pays, en première ligne, avec les attentats de Paris, laisse la France dans un état entre la peine et le chagrin. Nous avons besoin de beauté, nous avons besoin de poésie pour apaiser nos esprits. Le poète est un des derniers barrages à la barbarie et nous apporte par ces écrits, de l'amour, de l'espoir, de l'humanité.
Tu le fais toi-même chère Dianne, puisque tu es poète et amie de la poésie.

Je t'embrasse.

Roger

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dearest Dianne!
Where are you, the air temperature is 39 degrees Celsius
You surprised me with his commentary.
Kisses and greetings.
Lucia

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta,ya me pesan loa años,pero aaun me queda algo de fantasias

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hello Dearest Friend
And I thought that you live in Norway and maybe Sweden.
Australia is a beautiful country but it is at the end of the world.
I know I will never see. It is very, very far away.
I am very happy that I can visit you and read your beautiful poems
on the blog.
I envy you the high summer temperatures. I love when it is very hot.
I do not like fall and winter.
Kisses and greetings from distant Polish.
Lucia

dianne said...

Thank you dear Juan for your kind words. These memories from so long ago do not make me sad, they are happy memories of my first love and we parted as friends.
A big hug!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

You are most welcome dear Leovi !
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Cher Roger , je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles. Oui, il ya tellement de colère et de tristesse dans le monde en raison de ces attentats à Paris et ailleurs, personne ne se sent plus en sécurité.
Je suis une personne aimante de paix et si mes poèmes dans une certaine petite manière apporter de la beauté et de l'espoir à tous ceux qui alors je vais essayer de continuer.

Je t'embrasse.
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Juan dear friend, your fantasies are beautiful!
besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Hello dear Lucia
Thank you for both of your comments, yes I live in Australia which of course is a beautiful country in many ways but sometimes it feels like the far end of the Earth. The Summer days are wonderful when they are mild but when they rise above 35 degrees Celsius they are far too hot for my liking. I like our Autumn and Winter as the temperatures are mild.
It is too far away from everything especially the U.K. and Europe.
I am so pleased that you can visit me and that I can visit you via the Internet.
Kisses and greetings to you from so far away!
Dianne
xoxoxo ♡

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela poesia...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Yannis Politopoulos said...

Dear Dianne,

Your thoughts are a library of love through the seasons.

My students like this post very much.

Warm greetings from Volos.
Yannis Politopoulos

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une très jolie manière d'illustrer ce magnifique poème avec les fleurs de jasmin. Quel romatisme ! Qui peut oublier effectivement son premier amour ?

Un grand merci pour votre gentil message laissé sur mon blog.
Je vous souhaite un excellent weekend.

Gros gros bisous ♡

Antonio Machado said...

Congratulations on post, a big hug

Giga said...

Thank you for the link. I guess you loved Krakow, because you were looking for information about it. It's nice. Regards.

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Suzane Weck said...

Ola Dianne,sabes que pela beleza e delicadeza de seu perfume ,Jasmin é minha flor predileta...Fiquei encantada com a harmonia e suavidade de teu lindo poema.Bjs.SU

JUAN FUENTES said...

Amiga poeta,tus comeentários a esa fotografia,estan llenos de tus poesias
Un fuerte abrazo

Anonymous said...

“THERE was a time when meadow, grove, and stream,
The earth, and every common sight,
To me did seem
Apparelled in celestial light,
The glory and the freshness of a dream.”
Intimations of Immortality – W. Wordsworth (1804)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

hola Dianne! Besos!

dianne said...

Thank you for your words dear Fernando.
hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Yannis for your lovely words. I am so pleased that your students enjoyed this poem by D.H.Lawrence.
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Bonjour chère Martine

Merci pour vos mots gentils. Oui, la fleur de jasmin est très belle. Mon premier amour, il ya si longtemps, il est quelqu'un dont je me souviens avec émotion que nous nous sommes quittés comme des amis.

Gros bisous pour vous!
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you for your kind words dear Antonio .
A big hug!

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Giga for your message. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the link I left for the Main Square in Krakow, sadly I have not been there myself, my dear friend C.B. who visits here occasionally sent me the link. It is a very beautiful and grand place, featured in the film 'The Double Life of Veronique" and I was also able to see more of its beauty and other great destinations on a television documentary, Michael Portillo's "Great Continental Railway Journeys", I enjoyed it immensely.

Kind regards
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Steve Finnell for your message and the information it contained.

dianne said...

Olá querida SU , obrigado pelas suas amáveis palavras, sim, a flor de jasmim é muito bonito ea imagem é perfeita para o poema escrito por D.H.Lawrence.

Beijos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Gracias querido amigo Juan por sus amables palabras.
abrazos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dearest one, dear C.B. for your visit and for these words from Wordsworth's great Ode, they are very beautiful, yet I add these words from stanza 4...

"Whither is fled the visionary gleam?
Where is it now, the glory and the dream?"

Oh how life changes and disappoints.

Thank you also for the beautiful image of the Spring alpine flowers in the pasture in the Savoie region of France with views of Mont Blanc in the distance. Pastures where you have perhaps laid down and enjoyed the scent of the grasses, flowers, the beauty, whilst looking at the sky. How wonderful that would be.
I am so pleased that you have stopped by, the best surprise I have had for some time. I have missed you and wondered how you have been. Well, I hope? How is your film progressing?

Take care dear C.B.!
Hugs
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi !
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Votos de Boas Festas....
Cumprimentos

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Feliz Natal!!! Que a manjedoura do seu coração esteja pronta para receber o Menino Jesus que irá nascer!!!
Um ano novo repleto das bençãos de Deus!!!
Doce abraço com carinho, Marie!

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Dianne, I wish you Christmas filled with magic, wonder and love:)*

Laura. M said...

I wish you a good Christmas, dianne ♥ and continue sharing ;)
Feliz Navidad!!
Besos.