Sunday, November 8, 2009

The ancient sky






"Teach me your mood, O patient stars!
Who climb each night the ancient sky,
Leaving on space no shade, no scars,
No trace of age, no fear to die."




~Ralph Waldo Emerson








Image by Lucas Janin

21 comments:

Alix said...

Gosh, that RWE really knew what he was doing when he put a pen to paper. His poetry is pure magic!

Love this post, Kathleen. Pretty to look at and literally takes you to heaven and back.

Hilary said...

Now that's a true sigh-evoker.

ellen abbott said...

Beautiful. One time in Big Bend where the night sky is so awesome, a friend had night vision binoculars. When I looked at the sky I was just astounded. All the dark spaces between stars were no longer there. they were filled with stars.

Gail said...

Perfect

Renie Burghardt said...

Lovely!

Sunday Blessings, Kathleen!

steven said...

kathleen that's a gorgeous piece of emerson!! thanks for popping it up here. steven

Mimi said...

Beautiful picture, I love looking up at the stars, makes me realise how tiny we are.
And the poetry is simply beautiful; it evokes such a sense of peace.

lakeviewer said...

LOVED THE PICTURE. Enjoyed the poem.

Rudee said...

It's a beautiful sentiment, Kathleen. I hope all is going well for you.

♥ Braja said...

Ahhh....lovely....

Wait....our pages even LOOK the same today :) Love being on the 'same page' as you Kathleen
♪♫ ✿ *•.。.☆•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸¸.•*¨*•☆.。.•*✿ ♫♪

Kathleen said...

@ Alix: Yes, RWE was certainly speaking me to me. Glad you felt a touch of heaven!

Kathleen said...

@Hilary: Most definitely something I need to remind myself about today!

Kathleen said...

@Ellen: It's a dream of mine to get to Big Bend. How amazing to see what we thought were dark spaces actually filled with millions of points of light! Thanks for sharing that image!

Kathleen said...

@Gail: So happy you found it so!

Kathleen said...

@Renie: At blessings to you, deer-hearted one

Kathleen said...

@Steven: Funny how those little excerpts find us as just the right time, yes? Glad you found it gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

@Mimi: I feel the same way. As soon as I feel tiny, my sorrows shrink as well. So happy to hear it evoked a sense of peace for you.

Kathleen said...

@Lakeviewer: I'm delighted you enjoyed both picture and poem. It gives me great pleasure to find just the right combo!

Kathleen said...

@Rudee: So difficult to see a woman in the prime of her life dying...but I know you know this.

Kathleen said...

@Braja: What a musical comment! Love it!

Derrick said...

Loved this quote, Kathleen.

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