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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

"The Wonderer"

In honor of this weeks letter "W" on Alphabe-Thursday - one of my favorite poems is by Robert Service, who wrote so many delightful poetic stories and rhymes. This is an excerpt from "The Wonderer" -

"...Then there's the wonder of my Eyes,
Where hills and houses, seas and skies,
In waves of light converge and pass,
And print themselves as on a glass.
Line, form and color live in me:
I am the Beauty that I see;
Ah! I could write a book of size
About the wonder of my Eyes."

Pickhandle Lake, Yukon Territory - September, 2010
 Please visit all the other "W" postings over at Miss Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday.

24 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

I don't think I have seen a more breathtaking photo, TO! Just amazing!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This photo has so much going on! I loved taking it all in.

Pondside said...

Gorgeous photo and some of my favorite lines. I love Robert Service, who lived for a time, on this island. There's a cairn in his memory about a half hour from here.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your gorgeous photo illustrated the poem wonderfully!

PS: I would love to see the House of Rock carousel! Have you ever blogged about it?

Jann Olson said...

Gorgeous photo! Love the poem too. I see that we both have a passion for quilting. Just want to say thanks for visiting my blog. Now a new follolwer.

Karen S. said...

His poem is lovely but your photo is priceless! Thank you!

Riet said...

What a great photo and I love the poem.

Lola said...

Love this ‘W’ post! And thanks too for stopping by!

Have a great weekend & look forward to *seeing* you again next time,

XOXO LOLA:)

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Lovely choice for W!Lovely!

JCnNC said...

What an exciting picture - was this taken on your trip last year? So beautiful and can't decide but I truly think the picture and the poem should always be together. Thank you for sharing this beauty. Judy C

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

The photo is wonderful and the poem one I had never read. Thanks for this beautiful stop this am!

Friko said...

There's nothing like poetry to still the spirit and lighten up the world.

EG Wow said...

Lovely photo and the poem is wonder-ful! I never would have thought of the word "wonder" and it is so appropriate!

Mary said...

Great poem and beautiful picture....

Pomona said...

What a lovely poem - I have never come across that one before - and the most wonderful scenery in the photo - I love those stripes of colour!

Pomona x

ellen b. said...

Love this poem especially since my blog is called The Happy Wonderer.

upinthecosmos said...

Beautiful words & picture:-)

H said...

What a breathtaking photo. The reflection is so clear! I love the poem! Robert Service is not someone I had ever heard of. I will look him up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pat,

What a following you have now! Where did you take the photo? It is lovely! Perfect for the poem.
Chris

Nanci said...

Love the photo, love the blog, love all you've posted. first time here, but not the last.

Jenny said...

What a perfect photo for one of my favorite poems!

This visit just made me smile!

I love the emotion you created in this wonderful little gem of a post!

Thank you!

A+

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

beautiful poem and the perfect picture to go with it...love the mirror imagery the lake creates.

Blessings & Aloha!
running late with blog reading...not unusual for me!

Carrie P. said...

Great quote and the photo is stunning. I wish I could be there standing on the lake edge.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful post!!! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for your visit!
Coralie