COPENHAGEN/FAROE TRAVELOGUE – DAY 4 – FAROE ISLANDS – VIDOY ISLAND – VIDAREIDI CEMETERY

by Antonio Gil September. 23, 2018 697 views

Cemetery with a view

Cemetery with a view

Inside of church with mountain reflection

Inside of church with mountain reflection

♫♫ Requiem from DEAR EVAN HANSEN by Mallory Bechtel ♫♫

The Mountain Cemetery

By Edgar Bowers

With their harsh leaves old rhododendrons fill

The crevices in grave plots’ broken stones.

The bees renew the blossoms they destroy,

While in the burning air the pines rise still,

Commemorating long forgotten biers.

Their roots replace the semblance of these bones.

The weight of cool, of imperceptible dust

That came from nothing and to nothing came

Is light within the earth and on the air.

The change that so renews itself is just.

The enormous, sundry platitude of death

Is for these bones, bees, trees, and leaves the same.

And splayed upon the ground and through the trees

The mountains’ shadow fills and cools the air,

Smoothing the shape of headstones to the earth.

The rhododendrons suffer with the bees

Whose struggles loose ripe petals to the earth,

The heaviest burden it shall ever bear.

Our hard earned knowledge fits us for such sleep.

Although the spring must come, it passes too

To form the burden suffered for what comes.

Whatever we would give our souls to keep

Is merely part of what we call the soul;

What we of time would threaten to undo

All time in its slow scrutiny has done.

For on the grass that starts about the feet

The body’s shadow turns, to shape in time,

Soon grown preponderant with creeping shade,

The final shadow that is turn of earth;

And what seems won paid for as in defeat.

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Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 4 months ago

I have missed your views...wow!  #1 knocked my socks off Antonio...

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Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 4 months ago

Hahahaha, That's a wonderful expression smile Thanks Stephanie

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José Manuel 1 year, 4 months ago

#4

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 4 months ago

É uma beleza não é? smile

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 4 months ago

#1 is truly amazing! The clouds, the slight fog/haze, the colors, the shadows. Antonio you need to frame this one for your house and sell a few. It is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 4 months ago

Now I've blushed dear Camellia. Actually I love this image smile Thank you so much for your kind appreciation dear friend

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

Wonderful series, Antonio!
The head stones in the graveyard seem to match all the exposed rocks dotting the hillsides, like an extended cemetery.
#5 I love combination images like this....
The musical selection and the verses were so perfectly matched with these beautifully moody images.....

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 4 months ago

Exactly, you've captured so well the look of that specific image my friend. #5 was funny to capture smile Thank you dear friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank You,smile+1 for always sharing your fine adventures, images and bonus commentary, poetry & music, to boot!

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Radha Mistry 1 year, 4 months ago

Love the song!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Radha Mistry 1 year, 4 months ago

It is rather beautiful isn't it ?

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José Manuel 1 year, 4 months ago

#4 +1

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José Manuel 1 year, 4 months ago

#2 +1

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 4 months ago

Este sítio era lindíssimo e ventoso também smile

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Scribe 1 year, 4 months ago

It's surprisingly nice to know,
this quiet plot by the fjord,
at the edge of Vidoy isle,
where Vidareidians reconcile
loving souls, spirits and earth,
with alluring, restful peace,
by the pure hymns of water rabbit2

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Antonio Gil Replied to Scribe 1 year, 4 months ago

"pure hymns of water" just made my day dear Scribe smile

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Bethany Plonski 1 year, 4 months ago

These are so beautiful. Love the lighting and mood. Thank you for sharing!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year, 4 months ago

My pleasure dear Bethany, Thanks for the comment smile

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Gitte Nielsen 1 year, 4 months ago

I know this place and you are imaginative to photograph the mood there :-)

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Antonio Gil Replied to Gitte Nielsen 1 year, 4 months ago

Your comment makes all the difference Gitte

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 4 months ago

#1 - the light is incredible!
#2 & #3 - of course they are my favorites. The clouds and the light are around the crosses like the steam of souls. Perfect  perspective and atmospere!
You were right, I like them! wink

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 4 months ago

Steam of souls is such a strong and beautiful image Sigrid. Thank you so much

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

blush My pleasure!

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Francesc 1 year, 4 months ago

Excellent views...Great work...Remember me Iceland,

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 4 months ago

Exactly, although Iceland has landscapes out of this world.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

This is a great set. Very nice landscapes but the graveyard did it for me

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 4 months ago

The graveyard was the focal point of this post. Thanks my friend

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Joe Zink 1 year, 4 months ago

#1 is stunning, Antonio!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 4 months ago

Glad you've liked it Joe. It was rather windy, and the camera was moving all over the place smile

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Sherry Hill 1 year, 4 months ago

the cemetery photos are lovely

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sherry Hill 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you dear Sherry

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