Wednesday 21 December 2011

{midweek monochrome}

Sometimes, When the Light
By Lisel Mueller

Sometimes, when the light strikes at odd angles
and pulls you back into childhood

And you are passing a crumbling mansion
completely hidden behind old willows

Or an empty convent guarded by hemlocks
and giant firs standing hip to hip,

You know again that behind that wall,
under the uncut hair of the willows

Something secret is going on,
so marvellous and dangerous

That if you crawled through and saw,
you would die, or be happy forever.


  1. Lovely....
    tempting to crawl through and check out....


  2. I love the lighting in this picture! I also love pictures that make you think, and this one does! Do you have a Pinterest account? I have just joined and you are incredibly popular on there! Emma :)

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  4. thanks for stopping by my blog, dayeeta! welcome :)

    @ emma: oooh...i am? what is pinterest? i must run off and find out!

  5. This is your best so far. Love the play of light.

  6. It's kind of a virtual pinboard to display beautiful things you have found on the web! I can send you an invite if you like, but be warned, it's quiet addictive! :)

  7. A light-filled grotto - now there's a gorgeous oxymoron for you. :) Wouldn't I love to pull up a chair in that protected sunlight. Happy December, Pia!

  8. and a happy, light-filled, pull-up-a-chair kind of december to you, susan :)

  9. emma, i did venture into that virtual pinboard after you told me about it, and it was full of such gorgeous things! but i left as quietly as i'd walked in - i'm going to avoid this addiction for now :)

  10. Beautiful!
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas.

  11. @ Indie.Tea: thanks :) and a very happy holiday to you.

  12. I must admit I haven't been on after my initial venture either! Too much otherstuff to do! Emma :)


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