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The Undiscovered Country, Pages 62 & 63

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 11 November 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I'm off to Yosemite and then Southern Utah. While I'm away I'll share images and poetry from my book, The Undiscovered Country. Enjoy!

Nothing But Leaves, Lucy E. Ackerman

Nothing but leaves; the spirit grieves
Over a wasted life;
Sin committed while conscience slept
Promises made, but never kept,
hatred, battle, and strife;
Nothing but leaves!

Nothing but leaves; no garnered sheaves
Of life’s fair, ripened grain;
Words, idle words, for earnest deeds;
We sow our seeds,——lo! tares and weeds:
We reap, with toil and pain,
Nothing but leaves!

Nothing but leaves; memory weaves
No veil to screen the past:
As we retrace our weary way,
Counting each lost and misspent day,
We find, sadly, at last,
Nothing but leaves!

And shall we meet the Master so,
Bearing our withered leaves?
The saviour looks for perfect fruit,
We stand before him, humbled, mute;
Waiting the words he breathes,—
Nothing but leaves?

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Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Nice autumn abstract

11 Nov 2009 7:06am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautful shot. Great detail those two red leaves, and a fantastic aplication of the rule of the thirds.

11 Nov 2009 8:37am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely Gorgeous!!

11 Nov 2009 4:05pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Simply ............... wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!

11 Nov 2009 6:18pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful! I like the colours and textures. Lovely lighting. Well done

12 Nov 2009 6:01pm

Barbara from Oakland, United States

Gary, this is lovely. It reminds me of one I shot in Hope Valley in October. See it here
I'll be seeing you in Death Valley in January!

20 Nov 2009 6:03am