Sunday, June 3, 2012

Saturday we went to the Calgary Zoo so I could take some
photos. I will be posting various shots for the next week or
so.

“I come down to the water to cool my eyes.
But everywhere I look I see fire; that which isn't
flint is tinder, and the whole world sparks and flames.” 

                          from

                         Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
                                     Annie Dillard









Midge, an old friend of yours.



Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

                          from

                                  The Tyger
                                        William Blake



8 comments:

Gary said...

I have been a Blake fan, although I'm not sure that is possible these days. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Hi Gary

I have to say I think The Tyger, Tyger Tyger Burning Bright In the Forests of the Night was one of the first lines of poetry I really learned as a child although parts of High Flight also spring to mind.

Hi to Boomer.
GUy

Julie G. said...

Wonderful portraits of these handsome zoo creatures! The tiger photograph is just out of this world. Terrific work!

sandy said...

You got some really expressive shots!

Kathie Brown said...

What wondrous creature share our world! You have captured their images so well. Love the Blake poem and the other quote as well. I know the Tyger poem but have never heard the other.

Guy said...

Thanks Julie

I really enjoyed the pictures of the birds you posted. They were quite stunning.

Regards
Guy

Guy said...

Hi Sandy

There were some really expressive faces to photograph
we do have a very nice zoo.

Regards
Guy

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

Yes there are so many beautiful animals trapped in such a narrowing world it is good to have the chance to see them and experience what wonder they bring to the earth, what strength and power they represent.

Thanks
Guy