Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Family Bethlehem Star quilt

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:

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

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. Your gorgeous photo illustrated the poem wonderfully!

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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. What a great photo and I love the poem.

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

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

    XOXO LOLA:)

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  9. 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

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

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

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

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  13. Great poem and beautiful picture....

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. Hi Pat,

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

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

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  19. 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+

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  20. 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!

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

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

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