Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August Morning

From scarlet to powdered gold,
to blazing yellow,
to the rare
ashen emerald,
to the orange and black velvet
of your shimmering corselet,
out to the tip
that like
an amber thorn
begins you,
small, superlative being,
you are a miracle,
and you blaze

From "Ode to the Hummingbird"
Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
 please take a moment and stop in to say hello to her. 


Shellbelle said...

What a wonderful poem and that shot is brilliant! Perfect for Outdoor Wednesday.

dee dee said...

What a beautiful photo and poem! I can imagine myself out walking in the corn fields!
Dee Dee

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, that was so nice and what a wonderful photograph!

koralee said...

Oh I love this today...I love the thoughts this poem brings to me..I feel so blessed to live in the country! Hugs.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Lovely picture and poem for a lovely day!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just beautiful, Sue.

Barb ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very pretty Sue~ I feel that autumn is not too far away, their is something in the air.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautifully written. I just read a piece by Neruda yesterday...what a coincidence!


Torie Jayne said...

Wonderful! Have a sweet day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sue... that is a gorgeous poem, and I love your photograph, too.

I'm checking in from my exile and hoping all is well with you. I plan to be blogging again in September, or that is what I hope. Things are kind of crazy here, but I'm hanging in there.

Thanks so much for your sweet messages. I appreciate them SO much. Miss you!


Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful photo to go with that poem. It's been raining like mad here --but at least it's cooler than it has been.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Sue
I love the poetry of Pablo Neruda... and this piece is perfect with your clever shot!!

Hope you have a wonderful week xxx Julie

Linda said...


Relyn said...

I love Pablo Neruda so much. One Valentine's Day I bought Jeffrey his book Machu Piccu. (Did I spell that right?) It is gorgeously illustrated with amazing photographs of the ruins. What a treasure!

Angie said...

What a lovely photo. Looks like you captured a perfect day!