A quote a day for a week:4

sunset on river scene
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

(from the poem: Lady Weeping At The Crossroads)

Lady, weeping at the crossroads
Would you meet your love
In the twilight with his greyhounds
And the hawk on his glove?

Poem excerpt by W. H. Auden, music written to this poem and sung by Carla Bruni from the album, No Promises, 2007

8 thoughts on “A quote a day for a week:4”

  1. Wowza! Look at Wolfie’s photo (do you ever call him that?) 🙂 (I always think of Valerie Bertinelli and her sweet son when I think of you and yours – LOL) And the quote from that poem had me reading and re-reading. I might have to google the entire thing.

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    1. We all used to call him “Wolfie” when he was little. (and I still do sometimes) Look up the Carla Bruni version of the song as well if you google it (may be on youtube). Her voice is so lovely and the tune is so relaxing. That entire album of hers is music and lyrics set to poetry. Which I think is an awesome idea.

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  2. Sounds like the weeping lady balances on the dark edge of danger. Or is she reaching for the light, the final rays of the setting sun, reflecting back on itself. Great photo by Wolfgang, Sylvia. I am always captured by the potential and mystery of reflection shots. –Curt

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    1. It’s an interesting poem. At first it sounds very dark and ominous, but I believe it has a more uplifting message. That’s the way I understand it anyway. And yes, reflections are fascinating to me too. 🙂

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  3. It is not uncommon for me to read a poem, and when looking at the poet, find that it is Auden. I’d not read this one before (I’m not a huge reader of poetry, truth be told), and I really like it.
    Lovely image, too

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