Thursday, January 16, 2014

Petal by petal


somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot tough because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skillfully,mysteriously) her first rose

or if your wish be to close me, i and
my life will shut very beautifully, suddenly,
as when the heart of this flower imagines
the snow carefully everywhere descending;

nothing which we are to perceive in this world equals
the power of your intense fragility: whose texture
compels me with the color of its countries,
rendering death and forever with each breathing

(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands
-E.E. Cummings

23 comments:

  1. Lovely - and the pic of you is very cool indeed. :-)

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  2. Incredible beauty, my friend. Gorgeous images, gorgeous you. And that amazing poem. Love from Seattle. xo

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  3. Lovely images, Henrietta! :-) I love the poem, too!

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  4. Gorgeous, as always. My fav is the last one. What a beauty you are!
    I'm cogitating on the pretty poem!

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  5. Kaunista! Hyvää viikonloppua!

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  6. Oh I just love the selfie. So sweet. Valerie

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  7. Kaunista! Minulle tuli mieleen Peter Pan ja keiju

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    1. Mielleyhtymäsi oli oikein osuva, tuo kuvaa kuinka välillä jumahda omaan Neverlandiini jossa on lämmintä, kaunista, pelkkää onnea ja kukkia, ei huomista eikä todellisuutta:)

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  8. Perhosmainen selfie :) Kolmas ranunculus on LOISTAVA otos, kaikki kauniita, mutta tuossa on syvyyttä! Kuvasi iloisesta olemuksesta päätellen sinulla menee hienosti, joten se on mukava huomata. Aurinkoa viikonloppuusi!

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    1. Kiitos Intianminttu, hienosti menee ainakin suurimmaksi osaksi niinkuin kaikilla:) Huonona päivänä pakenen omaan Neverlandiini jolla ei mitään tekemistä todellisuuden kanssa:)
      Hyvää viikonalkua.

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  9. Wundervolle Foto`s!
    Das Foto mit dir, ist aber heute das Beste! ;o))
    Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende,*Manja*

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  10. I should know e.e. cummings, but this poem is new to me! What a wonderful choice to accompany the lovely photos.

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    1. I'm not a poem expert so I'm glad I can give you something new

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  11. Vietän pitkästä aikaa laiskaa aamua blogeja selaillen. Sinun iloinen kuvasi herättää halun tehdä jotain hauskaa! Kiitos siitä :)

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    1. Ihana kuulla Ruostevilla, tee jotain hupsua, lapsellista ja hauskaa, piristää kummasti kun ei ajattele liikaa vaan antaa mennä:)

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  12. Love your selfie - it inspires me a lot! As for the flower shots - simply gorgeous!

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    1. Good good that is the main reason why we blog, get and give inspiration to each other, right! I'm not a selfie person but it was fun to try something:)

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  13. One of my very favorites ever since I was a girl.

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  14. Aivan mahtava omakuva! Olet huippu ♥

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