Thursday, July 1, 2010

As the Clouds that are so Light by Edward Thomas


As the clouds that are so light,
Beautiful, swift, and bright,
Cast shadows on field and park
Of the earth that is so dark.
And even so now, light one!
Beautiful, swift and bright one!
you let fall on a heart that was dark,
Unillumined, a deeper mark.
But clouds would have, without earth
To shadow, far less worth:
Away from your shadow on me
your beauty less would be.
And if it still be treasured
An age hence, it shall be measured
By this small dark spot
Without which it were not.

5 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking capture and beautiful words to match! Doesn't get any better! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

J Bar said...

A great shot.
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TonyC said...

What a great shot!! vwery well done!!

Andrée said...

I've never read that poet. I'm glad you posted it. It's a perfect combination.
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syel said...

very apt poem for the beautiful photo. i can't stop looking at it :)