Tag Archives: poems

Photo Challenge: How Dull…Not to Shine in Use!

How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
To rust unburnish’d, not to shine in use!

Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses

 

Photo Challenge:  Shiny  

newburgh lake, michigan

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In the Deep Heart’s Core

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

–William B. Yeats

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

 

Photo Challenge: Odysseys, to Seek a Newer World

The first of all wanderers, the “man of many ways,” who gave his name to odysseys, came to life in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poetry:

Come my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.
For my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars.
Ulysses

Photo Challenge:  Wanderlust 

 

ulysses to seek a newer world tennyson

newburgh lake, michigan

Photo Challenge, Earth: To Wonder is to Begin to Understand

 

“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A few words to reflect upon  from an  American poet of the 19th century, as we celebrate the Earth this weekend in the 21st.

Photo Challenge;  Earth

au sable river, michigan

Huron National Forest, Michigan

Hartwick Pines, Michigan

Tacquahmenon State Park, Michigan