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?’
Waiting what for?”

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

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8 Comments:

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...

merci

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,
PH

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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