Thursday, March 3, 2011

... daffodils ...



 My sweet granddaughters brought me a  pot of  perky daffodils.  Is there a more pure, more beautifiul yellow to behold?  I can easily forgive them for their lack of scent, for they herald Spring, renewal, growth and the return of longer days of golden rays. 

I took many pictures of these beauties and here is one, because it was slightly blurry, that I decided to use as a canvas to create an artistic interpretation of daffodils.  It was treated in Photoshop Elements to give it an abstract effect and a recently created texture was added along with a little dash of Asian calligraphy.






in time of daffodils

in time of daffodils (who know
the goal of living is to grow)
forgetting why, remember how

in time of lilacs who proclaim
the aim of waking is to dream,
remember so (forgetting seem)

in time of roses (who amaze
our now and here with paradise)
forgetting if, remember yes

in time of all sweet things beyond
whatever mind may comprehend,
remember seek (forgetting find)

and in a mystery to be
(when time from time shall set us free)
forgetting me, remember me

~ e. e. cummings 




8 comments:

  1. i read this cummings poem just a handful of days agao and it reminded me of childhood so richly. the daffodil rendering is very cool. steven

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  2. ah...nice bit of e.e. and love teh color yellow...used to have a yellow vehicle...so bright and cheery...

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  3. So much goodness in this post!

    To me daffodils are our reward for surviving winter. It's the first glimpse that we're moving from cold to warm, from bleak to color. And what a wonder image you have created in celebration of that! The calligraphy was an inspired addition.

    And I love this poem...it's been a while since I've read it.

    Forgetting if, remember yes

    Thank you for this taste of beautiful taste of spring!

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  4. Oh, I love this painting (?) Bonnie!

    We have daffodils here, the people we bought the house from planted them. But the have pale yellow cups and white petals. Not exactly what I think of when I think of daffodils. I do have the yellow ones at the city house. I'll be bringing them out here now that I know precisely where they are since they are blooming now.

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  5. Daffodils AND ee cummings - what more could one ask at this time of the year - maybe a bit of Wordworth as well?

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  6. I ponder what lies in wait beneath my withering snowbanks :) So glad I have the internet as a prelude of what is to come! Lovely look to your daffodil.

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  7. ART!

    And poetry. . .

    Nicely done, Bonnie


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  8. Just found your blog through CoffeeTea Photography. I was a psychotherapist before I retired and am also very interested in photography and photoshop. I considered starting a blog 10 years ago but still have not done it. Glad to see that you have. You're an inspiration.

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