Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Because some days . . .

. . . no matter how warm and bright, are just plain shitty . . .

Chris Rhea -- The Road to Hell
from 1989, yet could have been written yesterday/

Sometimes the world is just too much . . .

It seems to have been so forever. This was written in 1807. Wordsworth would like to return to a time when man worshiped nature and the old gods.

William Wordsworth

The World Is Too Much with Us

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.--Great God! I'd rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.


Thursday, August 04, 2011

Summer Flowers

I've been "breaking in" a new computer. (Or it's been breaking me.)
Not much time for anything else, so here's a few pix.