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The Undiscovered Country, Pages 12 & 13

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 29 September 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

Each day while I'm away I'll post images and poetry from my book, The Undiscovered Country. Enjoy!


Ecstatic bird songs pound
the hollow vastness of the sky
with metallic clinkings —
beating color up into it
at a far edge, — beating it, beating it
with rising, triumphant ardor, —
stirring it into warmth,
quickening in it a spreading change, —
bursting wildly against it as
dividing the horizon, a heavy sun
lifts himself — is lifted —
bit by bit above the edge
of things, — runs free at last out into the open — ! lumbering
glorified in full release upward —
songs cease.

—William Carlos Williams

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LM from Aix en Provence, France

SPLENDID, one of my favorite today. I love the reflect. Congratulation.

29 Sep 2009 7:36am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is an amaizing composition of color and light.

29 Sep 2009 7:52am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow, This is a beautiful image all alone, but the poetry makes it whole.

29 Sep 2009 7:53am

philib from Dijon, France

Reflets, couleurs, paysage... tout ce qui fait d'elle une superbe image, bravo ! bonne journée.

29 Sep 2009 8:24am

Louis Hebert from Kuwait, Kuwait

Amazing color and light qualities.

29 Sep 2009 10:41am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

We're enjoying your absence with posts like today's to absorb. But hurry back.

29 Sep 2009 11:48am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This takes me right to your book to leave that page open today.
Your mix of wonderful images and poetry is magnificent.

29 Sep 2009 12:25pm

Barbara Kile from United States

The water looks like crystal and the cloud formations have very unique character - a wonderful composition!

29 Sep 2009 1:02pm

marc from granby, Canada

amazing view fantastic......

29 Sep 2009 1:07pm

Elora from Genoa, Italy

Wow Gary, beautiful colours, and equally beautiful words! Wonderfully done!

29 Sep 2009 1:36pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


29 Sep 2009 3:37pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

The shades of blues and oranges are rich and shimmering.
I especially enjoy the intensity of this image.

29 Sep 2009 5:07pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I can't get over the clarity of the reflections, and the rich colors. What a great shot.

29 Sep 2009 5:16pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


29 Sep 2009 8:05pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Wonderful picture and poetry.
The light is very beautiful.

29 Sep 2009 10:07pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Okay, I'm jealous!!! I love this!!! The light and comp are beautiful!

30 Sep 2009 12:50am

Val37 from Tours, France

The sky waouhhh I love it i'm jealous to !
Light is beautiful
Best regards

4 Oct 2009 4:22pm