Friday, August 13, 2010

Encounter

Have a good weekend! This is a lovely poem by Polish poet and Nobelist Czeslaw Milosz to end your week (tomorrow is the anniversary of Milosz's death - he spoke out against repressive regimes throughout his life):

ENCOUNTER
We were riding through frozen fields in a wagon at dawn.
A red wing rose in the darkness.

And suddenly a hare ran across the road.
One of us pointed to it with his hand.

That was long ago. Today neither of them is alive,
Not the hare, nor the man who made the gesture.

O my love, where are they, where are they going
The flash of a hand, streak of movement, rustle of pebbles.
I ask not out of sorrow, but in wonder.

--Wilno, 1936
By Czeslaw Milosz. From "The Collected Poems 1931-1987" (The Ecco Press, 1988).

(Image via Dimitri N.)

14 comments:

kirstyb said...

hope yu have a fab weekend xxx

Stacey said...

Lovely photo and i've never heard of that poet. I learned something new today:-) Happy Friday!

Jude said...

HI Kirsty - Hope yours is ab-fab! :)

Hi Stacey - thanks & HAPPY FRIDAY to you! Hope your wkd is awesome & looking forward to your toning sneaker update :)

lisa said...

Such a beautiful shot Jude!
Have a great weekend!

Jude said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Lisa! (Oh, the shot is from flickr commons - credited at bottom of post - I would've loved to have taken one so good myself! :))

MarchMusings said...

Great words. He was quite a thinker.

Jude said...

Hi MarchMusings - love the way you put it. Hope your wkd's going well :)

Vinda Sonata said...

jude you're such a cool person. i love people who can appreciate poetry. anyway, thanks for the recommendation.

Becca. said...

lovely post, the poem is one of my favourites!

XOXO, BECCA
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Jude said...

Hi Vinda - oh, I love poetry! (The daydreamer in me) Hope you find a great book to read next :)

Hi Becca - thank you! This poem is also one of my faves :) Thanks for dropping by!

Jess said...

Beautiful poem! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Jude said...

Thanks so much, Jess! Hope your weekend is going well :)

ViCreative said...

stunning picture...
have a great start into the week!


Vicky
(new post: Eye of the tiger & follow me)

Jude said...

Thank you Vicky! Hope your week is super-fab!

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