Jan 6, 2017

Twilight Vignettes

Joining in Debbie's Friday Foto Friends once again with photos taken at twilight....
Tomorrow is the old Orthodox Christmas.
 I hope it is a great day. and It is also the Little's 8th birthday!
 




The twilight is sad and cloudy,
  The wind blows wild and free,
And like the wings of sea-birds
  Flash the white caps of the sea.

But in the fisherman's cottage
  There shines a ruddier light,
And a little face at the window
  Peers out into the night.

Close, close it is pressed to the window,
  As if those childish eyes
Were looking into the darkness,
  To see some form arise.

And a woman's waving shadow
  Is passing to and fro,
Now rising to the ceiling,
  Now bowing and bending low.

What tale do the roaring ocean,
  And the night-wind, bleak and wild,
As they beat at the crazy casement,
  Tell to that little child?

And why do the roaring ocean,
  And the night-wind, wild and bleak,
As they beat at the heart of the mother,
  Drive the color from her cheek?
                                                                  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

14 comments:

  1. My favorite is the lamp. I love lamps vs harsh overhead lighting. Thank you for your sweet comment today. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  2. That second picture is beautiful with the colors!

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  3. Wonderful photos Annie. I especially like the first with the lamp and the last (is that coffee in the pot?) :) Happy Birthday to the the Little! Hope her special day was just that. Have a blessed weekend dear Annie.

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  4. Great pictures and poems.

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  5. My darling Anne,
    you've such a wonderful eye for charming details, every shot of yours is a little fascinating masterpiece, thank you for sharing them with us together with the lovely words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow !

    Hope you had a lovely week,
    I'm sending blessings on your days to come,
    may your weekend be filled with joy and wonder

    Xx Dany

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  6. Oh how pretty...since it has been cold, dark, snowy here in western NY--it seems the lamps in the house have stayed on. Thank you for sharing this peaceful post. Happy 8th Birthday.

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  7. Hi Annie, I hope you are doing well. I like that snow picture since I rarely see it up close. I linked my one word at my blog. Happy New Year!

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  8. Pretty, especially the lamp photo. I love the twilight. It feels so restful to me. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Thank you for sharing !
    You have a good eye , my friend...those photos are wonderful .
    That poem captured the thoughts and fears of those left behind
    ...sad and hopeful...
    Be well and warm !

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  10. Thank you for sharing !
    You have a good eye , my friend...those photos are wonderful .
    That poem captured the thoughts and fears of those left behind
    ...sad and hopeful...
    Be well and warm !

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  11. Hi Annie!! Your photos are gorgeous. Happy birthday to the Little! Happy New Year too.
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  12. Annie,
    First time visiting your lovely space here. I love your photos! This is a wonderful blog. I look forward to reading more.

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