Lilac Season

by Kim May. 25, 2008 4282 views

When lilacs last in the door-year bloom'd,
And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night,
I mourn'd–and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.


- Walt Whitman,
When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd
(I, Leaves of Grass)

And you shall wander hand in hand with love in summer's wonderland;
Go down to Kew in lilac-time (it isn't far from London).


- Alfred Noyes, The Barrel Organ

“April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.”

T.S. Eliot quotes (American born English Editor, Playwright, Poet and Critic, 1888-1965

“Yes, I heard my people singing!–in the glow of parlor coal-stove and on summer porches sweet with lilac air…"

Paul Robeson

The lilac spread
Odorous essence.


Jean Ingelow, Author

  Be the first to like this post
Join the conversation
40
There are 40 comments , add yours!
Halandzsa 12 years, 9 months ago

beautiful!

12 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lotofoto 12 years, 10 months ago

These are stunning!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Oldbabe 12 years, 10 months ago

I never grow tired of flower shots and these are gorgeous.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Olivia 12 years, 10 months ago

very nice pics ,,,
:)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 10 months ago

I love flowers??and I believe their scent just permeated my Mac! Stunning.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sojourner 12 years, 10 months ago

i like #15. good shot.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nodzu 12 years, 10 months ago

Wow...............all are wanderful!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Oriane 12 years, 10 months ago

Really nice set ! Great work :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Harry Oldmeadow 12 years, 10 months ago

A wonderful series of beautiful images, several of them startlingly so (esp #4 and #18)! And very much enhanced by the apposite quotations. All very nicely put together. A great post!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Camille 12 years, 10 months ago

all are wonderful ...

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Cathrine Stewart 12 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful photos Kim. How is you grandma?

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carol 12 years, 10 months ago

..Gorgeous shots and love the quotes under some of the shots...

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marashi 12 years, 10 months ago

all of them are great.. :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Cathrine Stewart 12 years, 10 months ago

These are spectacular photos Kim!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Zosia/Sophie 12 years, 10 months ago

Great set, wonderful colours! Good work!
:-)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Carolina Quevedo 12 years, 10 months ago

Great, great colors my friend

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Yessika 12 years, 10 months ago

Waooooo amazing pics and colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Nes 12 years, 10 months ago

lovely photos!
#4, 10, 12, 17, 18 are simply beautiful!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Michelle 12 years, 10 months ago

beautiful set!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 12 years, 10 months ago

We'll gather lilacs in the spring again
And walk together down an English lane

remember the song?

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Sendao 12 years, 10 months ago

great set; love them all!...

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Neffijer 12 years, 10 months ago

beautiful macro shots...I can almost smell the fragrance from every one of them.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jennye 12 years, 10 months ago

very beautiful set!! like them all!!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Miclaud 12 years, 10 months ago

yes, beautiful macros!!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Walter 12 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful macros! :-)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 10 months ago

Lovely lilac post and great words.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Glennis 12 years, 10 months ago

A beautiful set! Hard to choose but I think # 4 is my favourite!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful??the thirteenth photo is my favorite. Great colour and dof

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Kasia 12 years, 10 months ago

amazingly awesome!

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 12 years, 10 months ago

wonderful world

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Cricri8o 12 years, 10 months ago

very beautiful set!! 6, 14 &17 are my favs.

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 12 years, 10 months ago

[b]S T U N N I N G :):):)[/b]

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Michka43 12 years, 10 months ago

very beautiful set

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 12 years, 10 months ago

Love #10 best but they are all great .

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Salarsohrabi 12 years, 10 months ago

good job
nice

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Maria 12 years, 10 months ago

Gorgeous post! Just awesome photos! 3 & 15 are my absolute favs! :)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Julie 12 years, 10 months ago

Beautiful macros!
The last shot is my favorite:)

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Shruti 12 years, 10 months ago

stunning

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 12 years, 10 months ago

Fantastic and beautiful set, my fav is #4

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 12 years, 10 months ago

very beautiful post! as a rule! i like 3; 4; 5 6 ! and so on...

12 years, 10 months ago Edited
Up
Copyright @Photoblog.com