Sunday, April 3, 2011


"A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand.
I think, I too, have known autumn too long."
e.e. cummings

I am not a poetry grandmother, a librarian for 52 years, gave me several books of English and American poetry over the years, and I'm afraid it never particularly caught on with me...
until I went to college and found e.e. cummings...
I even stopped capitalizing names and nouns...
his work still resonates with me...


  1. This is so hauntingly beautiful.
    It orobably doesn't have that haunting quality in colour.

  2. Thank you Lesley!!! And glad you stopped by to visit and comment! I liked it as well in color...bright blue sky, brown brush and a dusty brownish green tree...but I think in B&W it took on a little more melancholy look...the loneliness of the tree...

  3. Very nice, looks great with that lonely tree in the middle
    Great shot ;)

  4. Outstanding composition! Great poem too!

  5. Thank you Dharma Chick and James!!! Glad you both stopped by to visit and commented!!!

  6. Your photo is simply amazing :)

  7. Thank you Elisa!!! I was really entranced by the single tree and the waves of snow on the hillside...glad you like it!!! And thanks for visiting and commenting!!!

  8. Thank you Halina!!! And thank you for stopping by to visit and comment!

  9. that´s some big sand dunes. I like this shot. Can feel what it would be to walk in it.

  10. Love the windblown curves, and the brave tree surviving on its own.

  11. This is an exquisite photo with the gentle slopes dotted with vegetation and a focal tree. It looks like icing with a dusting of cocoa.


  12. What a majestic shot to go with those lovely words... I do love cummings' poetry.

  13. Thanks NatureFootstep! It does look like sand dunes!!!

    Thanks Dragonstar! I love your take..."the brave tree surviving on it's own"...exactly!!!

    Thank you Genie!!! I love all of the descriptions of what this scene brings to mind!!! Thank your for participating!!!

    Why is it that I am not surprised that you would love cumming's poetry LadyFi!!! You poetic Lady, you!!! Your blog speaks of poetry in your photos and words!!!