Mar 292009

mornings ...

Good Morning !

Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
– thomas gray – elegy written in a country church yard

  4 Responses to “Eye of the Beholder !”

  1. Gray goes on to say:
    “The boast of heraldry,the pomp of power,
    And all that beauty,all that wealth ever gave,
    Await alike the inevitable hour;
    The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”

    But as a doomed romantic,I would prefer Keats over Gray.

    “A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    Its lovliness increases; it will never
    Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
    A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
    Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”

    And we can also choose middle path by reciting Tennyson poem,

    “The old order changeth yielding place to new
    Lest one good custom should corrupt the world
    And God fulfils Himself in many ways.”

    Personally the mortal nature of transient world makes it more beautiful.Cheers!!

  2. These are some of the best landscape pictures I’ve seen from you. Where were these taken?

  3. The first picture explains rural poverty. Two words, subsistence farming!

  4. Imagine seeing these pic with this video running in the background

    it was as if i was transported there

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