Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Cloud by Percy Bysshe Shelley Part 1

I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
From the seas and the streams,
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
In their noonday dreams.
From my wings are shaken the dews that awaken
The sweet buds every one,
When rocked to rest on their mother's breast
As she dances about the sun.
I wield the flail of the lashing hail
And whiten the green plains under,
And then again I dissolve it in rain,
And laugh as I pass in thunder.


Chris said...

Excellent text and beautiful picture. you are living in a very nice place.

Caroline Gill said...

Perfect marriage of photo and text - pure ekphrasis. I love it.

Greetings from a 'cloudy' South Wales, UK ... and thank you for being part of my 'Transformative' Coastcard blog post for yesterday's meme.

Eric said...

Great place to take pictures, love the clouds in this picture!!

Well done,

Have a nice SWF

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. I think Shelley had your photo in mind when he wrote that poem. ;-)

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shot, Nature and quotation.

Jim said...

Sydney - City and Suburbs

Elisabeth's bright side said...

A truly peaceful moment.

Tammie Lee said...

Wonderful landscape, looks a lot like lands around me. The poem is perfect for it.

Regina said...

Another awesome sky! Beautiful poem.

Arija said...

Well done, one of my favourite poets from school-days.

troutbirder said...

My favorite poet. Read his Ozymandias. Then thing George Bush II.

Adrienne Zwart said...

Beautiful pic, and perfect poem!

Unknown said...

The poem is very nice..reminded me of my school time days..The pic completly looks like from heaven..nicely taken.. :-)

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ramblingwoods said...

You know I have to say that you have such a nice style of writing that you are able to impart a lot of information in a easily readable manner. I come and read posts and really learn a lot but I don't feel like I am reading a text book. I think you have a talent besides your photography and knowledge...You are a good teacher....Michelle