Sunday, August 31, 2008

SPECTACLE (OSI)







as mid-winter dawns
even the Piper pauses –
quiet spectacle







The god Pan is mostly associated with spring and fertility, but I figured he must be abroad in winter, too, watching over the animals and plants as they sleep.


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Photo of John Ware Ridge (Alberta) by D. Godin

23 comments:

Raven said...

Gorgeous photo. I love your poem... and your comment made me chuckle. I see Pan sitting by the fire admiring winter's magnificent scenery while he rests for a bit.

anthonynorth said...

You've caught the dawn perfectly in that photo. And the poem does it justice.

Dianne said...

that is a stunnning photo, the colors are amazing.

zoya gautam said...

..the photo is very poetic!-
the poem-contains a story_
any familiar old attic~could possibly do the voice over..many thanks for sharing this..

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful photos! And the colors are magnificent!

spacedlaw said...

That is so cooling to me!
Perfect.

barbs.haiku said...

Love the photograph! Having grown up in New England I use to love walking at twilight on a winters night.

JP/deb said...

Lovely 'ku and photo - quiet beauty. JP/deb

susan said...

Excellent job with the theme.

SandyCarlson said...

The image of the piper pausing is wonderful. That he could stop for a moment to admire the dawn is a compelling thought.

fourwindshaiga said...

Oh my god, that is beautiful. Lovely haiku, and I am realizing that I am ready for scenes like this.

btw- I agree with you

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful photo!

I love the verse too..



I catch words haphazardly

Pam said...

What a lovely haiku and the photo is amazing. Both speak of slow still waiting.

Edward S Gault said...

A nice winer photo for the end of summer-and an excellent haiku!
Thank You for sharing these.

Julie said...

The sun rising on the distant hills is quietly spectacular indeed. I feel is is simply to allow Pan to catch his breath and maybe to catch up with the cycle of nature as it goes round once more. Your haiku works well with the image and gives pause for reflection.

Quiet Paths said...

I do love your perspective! a new way to look forward to winter.

me ann my camera said...

The spectacle seen from afar, the glorious sun on the mountains. Lovely and always beautiful.I lived within the mountains for a year and they became the boundary of my world for that time.

I also lived in the Drumheller region for a year, thus the Hoodoo reference in my spectacle. Thank you for your comment on that.

Patois said...

That poem is fantastic. It gives me such pause. I kept wanting to read it again and again. (And so I did.) Great photo to accompany it.

Bob Dylan said...

I read something about Pan last spring but for the life of me I cannot recall what it was, and at the time it struck me, as I had spent the entire morning walking in the woods feeling the presence of Pan.

Kathiesbirds said...

This photo is so breathtaking. The haiku fits it perfectly.

qualcosa di bello said...

aaahhh...a glimpse of things to come!

teric said...

A quiet spectacle! Really different and special.

Annie said...

Both photo and words feel very quiet. Lovely feeling.