Saturday, June 1, 2013

"All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
       And playing, lovely and watery
               And fire green as grass.
       And nightly under the simple stars
As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
       Flying with the ricks, and the horses
               Flashing into the dark.

And then to awake, and the farm, like a wanderer white
With the dew, come back, the cock on his shoulder: it was all
       Shining, it was Adam and maiden,
               The sky gathered again
       And the sun grew round that very day.
So it must have been after the birth of the simple light
In the first, spinning place, the spellbound horses walking warm
       Out of the whinnying green stable
               On to the fields of praise."

   from Fern Hill
   Dylan Thomas
and possibly my all time favorite poem.
We did stay with Helen's mom at the farm
while we worked on the cabin.

Below is a photo is of Willow Two, the first Willow appears on  
the banner for this website and was a great friend of mine.
We often took long walks together and my very sentimental
poem Paths was written for Willow

Willow Two while physically 
similar is quite different behaviourally for one she will
not go very far with me on a walk, she also is quite a 
hunter and kills even the Garter Snakes that come her way
I did manage to get one away from her while I was there
but it can be a bit disconcerting to find pieces of them.
I suspect both traits may stem from the fact she has some 
Great Pyrenees blood which would make her more territorial
and a home body. She is a lovely dog however and we get 
on well.

I do love the fields and skies of the farm and thought 
I would share some photos.



                        “Of tender joy wilt thou remember me,”
                                                                        Tintern Abbey
                                                                                          William Wordsworth

Time was I did not walk this path alone, but words uncounted
can not tame the world to hold your shape once more.

Gone now, so very gone while I await some future call.
But until then I am here, remembering a questing spirit,

who pads the pathless night, the trackless starfields,
the wild aurora, thru the great winding fields of light.

When called, will you return by way of these tamer fields
so that one day we may take that walk together?



Celeste said...

Beautiful sky shots Guy, I can totally see why you love being there so much.

Guy said...

Hi Celeste

Thanks for your comments, it is a place I have come to love.


WildBill said...

The cloud photos are terrific, and two great poems by two great poets. I love line "fire as green as grass"!

Guy said...

Hi Bill

Thanks, you are to kind.


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Julie G. said...

Reading this lovely post certainly brightened my day. Willow 2 is a beautiful dog! Stunning sky images! The colors and shapes captured are magnificent. Two wonderful poems to go along with this resplendent post.

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Guy said...

Thanks Julie

I appreciate you comments.

All the best.