Monday, January 26, 2015

Waiting for the Blizzard

It has been snowing lightly all day, and very windy.  Three inches or so is just a preview of what is to come.  Late in the afternoon, I was sitting at the dining room table, and looked out at the herb garden.  I was immediately taken by the delicate shapes of these plants.  Back in 1962 when I was an R.I.T. student I did a photo essay on winter for the student newspaper.  I found a poem by South African poet Roy Campbell,  and used it for the text of my photo essay.  It began: 
"I love to see, when leaves depart, 
The clear anatomy arrive, 
Winter, the paragon of art, 
That kills all forms of life and feeling 
Save what is pure and will survive." 

                     I thought of these words today, when taking this photograph.


Anonymous said...

Love that you recited poem from so many years ago! Stay safe and do not over work shoveling. You should have bought a snowblower. I am enjoying watching young men clear the snow for me! :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful words and image!!