Thursday, August 2, 2012

Youth and age














Are not the joys of morning sweeter
     Than the joys of night,
And are the vig’rous joys of youth
     Ashamed of the light?

Let age and sickness silent rob
     The vineyards in the night
But those who burn with vig’rous youth
     Pluck fruits before the light.

      ( William Blake  1757 - 1827)


28 comments:

  1. αχ η καλύτερη εποχή. τι κρίμα να πρέπει να περάσουν δεκαετίες για να το καταλάβουμε. Καλό καλοκαίρι σου εύχομαι :)

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  2. Ich denke mal es ist gleich, Jugend und Alter, wir müssen nur verstehen beides zu verbinden...

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

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  3. ... then comes night and death. Sad to say it's a vicious! My advice to this great kid... NEVER grow up!

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  4. That is an amazing tree in the last photo. Really gnarly.

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  5. Τρέλα είναι τα μικρά!! Καλό μήνα εύχομαι!! :)

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  6. Your photographs are great, Monika. The boy is angelic and the tree is sublime. I think a person could climb up into it and disappear.

    Although William Blake was a multi-talented artist and craftsman, I have a tendency to think of him as a poet and sort of a mystic. In this sense, he is among my favorite Romantic writers. You have selected a lovely verse.

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  7. Wunderschoene Bilder zu dem Gedicht, aber ganz ehrlich gefaellt mir der kleine, suesse Fratz am Besten. Der ist ja niedlich, moechte man sofort knuddeln♥

    Liebe Gruessle

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  8. And who might this adorable young man be? He's so cute! Very nice photos Monika!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. I forgot that poem. How lovely to read it again with your photographs. Cherub is that face, so smooth in youth, and strength is in that tree gnarled with age--oh that's me!

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  10. πολύ ωραία ανάρτηση φίλη Μόνικα!

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  11. Your wealth! Your treasure!



    Have a Sweet Weekend -
    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    <(-'.'-)>

    > < } } ( ° >

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  12. What a precious little one.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  13. SCHÖNES.......liebe Grüße von Jasmin
    das Lied, "alt wie ein Baum............erinnern

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  14. Con la speranza che la vita del bambino sia lunga come quella dell'albero!!
    Felici vacanze a te...ciao

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  15. Das ist aber ein goldiges Kerlchen! So richtig zum Knuddeln!!!

    Wünsche Dir ein zauberhaftes Wochenende,
    Sonja

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  16. Liebe Monika,

    jung, verkörpert in diesem süßen Fratz - als, wie dieser wundervolle Baum....
    anschauliche Gegensätze präsentierst du hier gekonnt!!!

    ich drück dich lieb,
    deine Rachelako

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  17. This is a wonderful poem by Blake and your photos are a different approach to youth and age...

    Χαιρομαι που σε ξαναβρίσκω : )

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  18. Hi Monika! That baby is so adorable! Look at his beautiful eyelashes!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! xoxoxoo

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  19. sweet young boy, wonderful old tree, xx

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  20. Wonderful portrait pictures of this boy...... very well done Monika.

    Greetings, Joop

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  21. Hallo,

    ein wunderbarer Kontrast in der Bilderfolge zwischen dem Jungen und dem sehr schönen charakteristisch von der Zeit geformten Baum ... beides sehr interessante Motive.

    Viele Grüße von Senna

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  22. Hello my beautiful girl, I enjoyed your pictures so much. Is it true that our life full of contrasts? You picked up an excellent theme and your pictures are fantastic. Love them a lot.

    Hugs and kisses from Kaya who missed you very much.

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  23. °♡彡¸.°

    Ele é tão doce!
    Um lindo dia, com muito sol, saúde e paz!!...
    Beijinhos do Brasil.

    °♡彡¸.°.¸彡♡°

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  24. MAGNÍFICAS FOTOGRAFÍAS.
    MIS FELICITACIONES. Saludos.

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