18.8.14

To the waters and the wild















Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand.
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.




"The Stolen Child" is a poem by William Butler Yeats, published in 1889
Listen to the poem set to music by the Waterboys here





32 comments:

  1. Oh Cathrine, I have found a new place to rest my heart on here with you.
    Love the quote/poetry.

    Will look forward to getting to know you much better.

    Xx
    Dore
    Thank you for gracing your beauty and words over at my place.

    Xoxo

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    1. O you are welcome, I loved the tranquility of your home......

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  2. So many lovely photos, and lovely words.

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  3. Beautiful photos and lovely words - thanks for sharing.

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  4. Your work is always such a gift...so beautiful, TQ, Catherine. XXXXX

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  5. Oh Catherine this touched my heart and soul on so many levels...your stunning pictures are such colorful gifts and then the words brought me back to my childhood when I would run to the water as soon as we hit the beach....I miss being near the water. And then these struck a chord in light of what is going on in the world today. Bart bliss, part sadness but very moving emotions flowing now!

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    1. Thank you dear Donna.....I felt the very same....love those haunting words. x

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  6. Such beautiful words and images to hold in my heart and mind's eye as I head off for a very challenging day of institutional visits. Thank you.

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    1. I hope a little of the light and beauty of Kerry keep you company on your way, many thanks:~)

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  7. One of my favorite poems by Yeats. I remember first reading those lines while I was writing my thesis about him and my breath catching in my throat. Every time I get lonely for Ireland, I just visit your pictures- thanks Catherine!

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  8. This post & photos are so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. Along with featuring one of my favorite poems by Yeats, your post is so sumptuous, a reminder of those last golden moments of summer. Thank you for your always soul-nourishing writing & photos.

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  9. Your images always seem more and more beautiful to me... and with the words of Yeats, so moving. Ireland is not only green but purple and red. Gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Amelie. That means a lot coming from a poet like you hon:~))

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  10. that first picture steps into magic and the colours sing strong and clear on the inner curve, with a gentle echo around the wider bend.

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    1. Diana....now what couldn't I say it like that!! Beautiful , thank you:~)

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    2. Diana....now what couldn't I say it like that!! Beautiful , thank you:~)

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  11. oh friend, there is such a depth of beauty here.....my eyes
    could wander happily for a long long while.
    thanks for sharing,
    Jennifer

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  12. Thank you Jennifer, I would love to have you wander along beside me....maybe some day.....

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