KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 8 (TULPAR LAKE – 3500 m)

by Antonio Gil May. 19, 2017 2448 views

Lake shore

Upside down

Morning walk

Another point of view of the lake

Golden light

♫♫ James - The Lake ♫♫


The Mountain And The Lake

a poem by Robert William Service


I know a mountain thrilling to the stars,

Peerless and pure, and pinnacled with snow;

Glimpsing the golden dawn o'er coral bars,

Flaunting the vanisht sunset's garnet glow;

Proudly patrician, passionless, serene;

Soaring in silvered steeps where cloud-surfs break;

Virgin and vestal -- Oh, a very Queen!

And at her feet there dreams a quiet lake.


My lake adores my mountain -- well I know,

For I have watched it from its dawn-dream start,

Stilling its mirror to her splendid snow,

Framing her image in its trembling heart;

Glassing her graciousness of greening wood,

Kissing her throne, melodiously mad,

Thrilling responsive to her every mood,

Gloomed with her sadness, gay when she is glad.


My lake has dreamed and loved since time was born;

Will love and dream till time shall cease to be;

Gazing to Her in worship half forlorn,

Who looks towards the stars and will not see --

My peerless mountain, splendid in her scorn. . . .

Alas! poor little lake! Alas! poor me!

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- Kim - 4 years ago

Wow!  Picture #2 is particularly stunning.  It took me a while to process what it was.

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Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 4 years ago

Those waters were so clear and the air so pristine. Thanks for checking these pictures Kim. smiley

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Ish Rosiek 4 years ago

Amazing series!!! The poem fits perfectly with the pictures. The second one is amazing, my friend!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Ish Rosiek 4 years ago

Thank you so much for your kind words dear Ishara

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Pam Brighton 4 years ago

Beautiful series, lovely poem!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Pam Brighton 4 years ago

Thank you so much Pam

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Rogério De Macedo 4 years ago

Obrigado António!!! Já estás no meu FB, devidamente creditado :) abraço!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Rogério De Macedo 4 years ago

Fico muito sensibilizado. Obrigado Rogério. Manda-me, se faz favor, o link para eu as poder ver.

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Tim Rogers 4 years ago

So good mate

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Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 4 years ago

Thanks Tim. I went to Georgia in the meantime, and so you will be able to see my Tbilisi pictures and compare them with yours. :-)

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Russell Smith 4 years ago

#2 made me stop and think for a few moments before it registered what was going on.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 4 years ago

That was the purpose :-))

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Stephanie Hyde 4 years ago

#2 is cool...took me a minute to figure it out :-)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 4 years ago

:-)) That was the purpose

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Stephanie Hyde Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years ago

Mission accomplished :-)

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Jay Boggess 4 years ago

#1 The scale of the landscape is really accentuated in this one!
#2 Kool idea!
#3 Love the subjects, perspective and variety of colors & textures.....
#4 Awe Inspiring vista....
#5 Nice reflection & composition...
I love Service's poetry.......He was such a keen lover of Mother Nature......

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years ago

#1 - The scale is overwhelming. #2 - just for fun :-), #3 - A simple life, #4 - A view I won't forget, #5 - thank you dear friend. I didn't know him before searching a poem to this specific post.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years ago

Always a pleasure, Antonio~

:=D

Cheers!

Happy Friday!

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Francesc 4 years ago

Wonderful composition...I love the second one

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 4 years ago

I just wanted to dive into those clear waters but it was so incredibly cold :-))

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Berckmans Peter 4 years ago

Upside down, very nice

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 years ago

Thanks Peter. Just for fun :-)

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