Reflecting in a watery mirror

by Kit Penn December. 09, 2010 8341 views

Midwinter spring is its own season
Sempiternal though sodden towards sundown,
Suspended in time, between pole and tropic.
When the short day is brightest, with frost and fire,
The brief sun flames the ice, on pond and ditches,
In windless cold that is the heart's heat,
Reflecting in a watery mirror
A glare that is blindness in the early afternoon.
And glow more intense than blaze of branch, or brazier,
Stirs the dumb spirit: no wind, but pentecostal fire
In the dark time of the year. Between melting and freezing
The soul's sap quivers. There is no earth smell
Or smell of living thing. This is the spring time
But not in time's covenant. Now the hedgerow
Is blanched for an hour with transitory blossom
Of snow, a bloom more sudden
Than that of summer, neither budding nor fading,
Not in the scheme of generation.
Where is the summer, the unimaginable
Zero summer?

T. S. Eliot

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Pandka 5 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic post!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Charles Stirton 6 years, 4 months ago

Excellent reflecctions. One of my favourite subjects.

6 years, 4 months ago Edited
Oscar 6 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic reflections!!! :)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Christa 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful post, the first shot is perfect!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Huiching 6 years, 8 months ago

Stunning and interesting views.

Happy new year to you and your family, Kit.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Olivia 6 years, 9 months ago

love it!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 9 months ago

Oh I nearly missed seeing this lovely set. Love especially the first with the ducks disturbing the reflection.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Hanna Westesson 6 years, 9 months ago

The first is fantastic!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Armando 6 years, 9 months ago

Excelent!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ines 6 years, 9 months ago

great!!! love the 1st one :)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Clickpen 6 years, 9 months ago

Exelent.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jumiella 6 years, 9 months ago

Wow! Superb reflections!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jennye 6 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful reflections!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 6 years, 9 months ago

Excellent photographed!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Gillian 6 years, 9 months ago

I really love the reflections in the first shot, especially the way the ducks are messing them p!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 9 months ago

beautiful set !

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Roger. 6 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful set i love reflections.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sara G 6 years, 9 months ago

Amazing and wonderful shots!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Art Bee 6 years, 9 months ago

The images in two and three look like abstact paintings. Number one with the swirling water reflections is mesmerizing. Excellent set! Very nicely done!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 9 months ago

Very lovely reflections in the first shot.
And the name of that boat ... hmmm ... Zeebrugge, right? ;-)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 9 months ago

Super set! The first is really appealing, very lovely, very creative!!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 9 months ago

i really love the reflections!:)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 6 years, 9 months ago

Fantastic set!!!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 9 months ago

Belgium?? ;-)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 6 years, 9 months ago

....fantastic pictures, my friend !!
first one is my fav.

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 9 months ago

Nice post.

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