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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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

 

Photo Challenge: Not Too Late to Seek a Newer World

The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs:
Come, my friends,
‘T is not too late to seek a newer world.

Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses

Photo Challenge:  Time

Newburgh Lake, Michigan

“my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset”