japonisme: we are waiting

20 December 2007

we are waiting

“The sense of waiting here strikes strong;

Everyone’s waiting, waiting, it seems to me;

What are you waiting for so long?—

What is to happen?” I said.

from Fragment, by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

“Waiting to …”
“Who is?”
“We are …
 Was that the night- owl's cry?”
“I heard not. But see! the evening star;
And listen!—the ocean's solacing sigh.”
“You mean the surf at the harbour bar?”
“What did you say?”
“Oh, ‘waiting.’”
Waiting what for?”

from Waiting, by Walter De la Mare (1873–1956)

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Blogger Changes in the wind is said...

Great pictures as usual and an interesting thought how waiting is a part of all our lives.

21 December, 2007 06:36  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

yes, and thanks. fortunately, we don't have long to wait now....

21 December, 2007 07:49  
Anonymous l Oursonne said...

Your blog is wonderful. Coming soon.Merry Christmas lotusgreen.

21 December, 2007 09:58  
Blogger lotusgreen said...


et Joyeux Noël à tu aussi

21 December, 2007 12:35  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Your post is wonderful, Lotus. I am glad that you liked the link I left on my recent post.
Solstice blessings,

22 December, 2007 00:15  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you princess... the light has come again!

22 December, 2007 08:58  
Blogger Sabine said...

Ah, waiting and dreaming, it looks so nice on these pictures!
I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

24 December, 2007 02:09  
Blogger lotusgreen said...

thank you sabine. i wish you the happiest holidays too

01 January, 2008 17:53  

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