Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Faded Beauty




"When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire,
Take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look 
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep..."
                                                                William Butler Yeats

Do you know this poem?  It's one of my favorites, and this faded beauty of a flower brought it to mind today.  The end of summer is so bittersweet...

9 comments:

Country Girl said...

No, I don't know that poem but Mary, I tell you girl, you've got it going on.

This photograph is absolutely stunning with its light and its faded flower. And the poetry you've chosen to accompany it is more than perfect. If one can be more than perfect.

Louise said...

Perfect poem to match the flower, which almost looks shot in sepia because of its faded quality. Very nice.

Marcie said...

Love the soft colors..and the accompanying poem is just perfect!

minivanlife said...

My coneflowers are looking like this too. Can't bring myself to cut them yet. Beautiful post.

Ginnie said...

No, I didn't know the poem, Mary, but it's beautiful. I'm closer to that time than I'd like to admit, so it's pretty poignant! And the image is gorgeous to accompany it!

Titania said...

Yes I love his soft, beautiful words. It suits also to the Echinacea ready to go for a long sleep. Perfect photo.

Christina said...

So beautiful! I love this poem, such a lovely photograph to go with lovely words.

I must agree I am going to be sad to see summer go.

Sandie said...

Great shot, you have a great eye for light and composition. This combination really touches my heart.

Gawdess said...

so pretty and soft and yet sharp at the same time