Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Remembrances"



"Summers pleasures they are gone like to visions every one



And the cloudy days of autumn and of winter cometh on.



I tried to call them back but unbidden they are gone
Far away from heart and eye and for ever far away."

"Remembrances"
John Clare, 1793-1864

For those gone too soon in the spring or summer of their years.  We, too, 'tried to call them back', but 'unbidden they are gone' and 'for ever far away'.

Photographs by Bonnie MacEwan-Zieman, Original Art Studio


22 comments:

  1. Very apt post these days, Bonnie. The photos are so beautiful, and they carry the imagery perfectly.

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  2. The cool angle and perspective in the first photo is awesome and feels oh so long ago already. You picked the perfect trio of photos for the poem. I haven't heard this one before and it has a lyrical prose to it which I always think enhances the words!

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  3. The photos are gorgeous, the verse fitting and the final sentence
    staggering. Caught me off guard. But with what has happened here in the US the past couple of days, very fitting. Too many gone in the spring and summer of their years. I'm left with an overwhelming feeling.

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  4. great pics...i love the angles. possibly gone, but never too far away.

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  5. The poem you found really captures the feeling of Autumn. It is beautiful, but there is that feeling of loss at the same time. What a spectacular season though. The colors are fantastic.

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  6. I would call them back too, if I thought it would work.

    Alas!

    Beautiful photos Bonnie!

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  7. bonnie - what a gorgeous post. the photographs are excellent!!!!! steven

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  8. I love the idea of "calling back"

    much love

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  9. If they cannot be called back at least they will be remembered as warm, vibrant joy that never fades. Just as beautifully as these photos captured their spirit and this poem captured their memory. Thank you for posting this prayer (it reads like a prayer), Bonnie.

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  10. Beautiful pictures and poem, Bonnie. I think everyone is feeling such sadness for those in Texas that died such untimely deaths for nothing. Hard to make sense of it. xox

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  11. So beautiful a metaphor for the all too brief lives lost. Thank you for such a prayerful post.

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  12. A very beautiful post, Bonnie with heartfelt words and gorgeous pictures. We would love to call them back, but the memories are what has to & will live on.

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  13. The photos match perfectly to the poem. But the seasons march forward, and this is good. I liked living where I could experience the four seasons. Now I winter in AZ, and it's true that I don't MISS the cold weather, per say, but that first snowfall IS MAGICAL, isn't it?

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  14. Great poem and photos. I love the sun and warm weather days. I wish we had the power to call them back:)

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  15. But if well-lived, we can always depend on them to light up the evenings of our twilight years.

    Thanks for such a beautiful post.

    Greetings from London.

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  16. We have to enjoy the seasons in the time of 'now'. Beautiful photos as always...

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  17. ....at length the busy noise of toil is still
    and industry awhile her care foregoes
    when winter comes in earnest to fulfill
    her yearly task at bleak november's close......

    John Clare and your wonderful photos, thank you.

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  18. Beautiful words, beautiful photos. Thanks for the inspirational!

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography
    Blog of Note

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  19. Hi Bonnie,
    Back again looking at your beautiful and inspiring post! Such beautiful photos of the changing of the season. I miss that so much. So, thank you for this beautiful post.
    Take care/

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  20. Bonnie, Remembrances is beautiful. I love the third picture...it evokes such a cozy feeling in me. The lighting is so special...it looks cold and yet quiet...like you just want to sit and watch the sun set bundled in a cozy jacket sitting on a hill. Did you take that photo? I really love it.
    You live in a spectacular area. Ahhh, Canada...I think I would really love it there.
    Have a Wonderful Day, Bonnie :)

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  21. You take the most glorious photographs, Bonnie. And the poem is perfect.
    xoxoxo

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  22. Thank you EVERY ONE for taking your precious time to drop by and comment. I read, soak up, and feel gratitude for all that you share here.

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