japonisme: silver

25 July 2007

silver

PEAR TREE

SILVER dust
lifted from the earth,
higher than my arms reach,
you have mounted.



O silver,
higher than my arms reach
you front us with great mass;




no flower ever opened
so staunch a white leaf,
no flower ever parted silver
from such rare silver;














O white pear,
your flower-tufts,
thick on
the branch,
bring summer
and ripe fruits
in their
purple hearts.







"H. D." (Hilda Doolittle) 1886–1961

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5 Comments:

Anonymous antonia said...

i love the trees, especially the ones on the left side on top. beautiful colours.

25 July, 2007 15:55  
Blogger Karla said...

And nice to see H.D. getting some blog time.

25 July, 2007 22:04  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thanks antonia and karla.

both have been discoveries since i started this blog, the japonisme side of photography and poetry.

25 July, 2007 22:36  
Anonymous theorist said...

I particularly admire that orange and b&w print!

28 July, 2007 18:11  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

yeah--thank you rachel. i really like those too. i have a few more....

28 July, 2007 20:10  

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