Friday, December 24, 2010

stars and tree...

cmastreecyanotype

stars
float from the borders of the main.
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above
the vast of heaven strung with brilliant stars.
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how looks the night? there does not miss a star.
the million sorts of unaccounted motes
now quicken, sheathed in the yellow galaxy.
there is no parting or bare interstice
where the sting of compass of a skylark's wings
would not put out some tiny golden centre.
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stars waving their indivisible rays.
sky fleeced with the milky way.
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night's lantern
pointed with pierced lights, and breaks of rays
discover'd everywhere.
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the sky minted into golden sequins.
stars like gold tufts.
- - golden bees.
- - golden rowels.
sky peak'd with tiny flames.
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stars like tiny spoked wheels of fire.
lanterns of night, pierced in eyelets.
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his gilded rowels
now stars of blood.
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a star most spiritual, principal, preeminent
of all the golden press.
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or ever the early stirrings of skylark
might cover the neighbor downs with a span of singing,
while phospher, risen upon the shallowing dark,
in the ruddied country of the day's up-bringing
stood capital, eminent, ... gonfalon-bearer
to all the starry press, -

gerard manly hopkins, star images: september to december 1864 (from poems for the millennium volume 3), image: cyanotype, 1870's

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3 Comments:

Blogger ArtSparker said...

Like a gloss on the angels dancing on the head of a pin (or perhaps they were stationary, but this would have them dancing). Happy Holiday to you and your family.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous  said...

I Love her nose ♥

2:58 PM  
Blogger Moon River said...

Steven
Merry Christmas and happy holiday to you and to your beloved ones

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2:02 PM  

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