Sunday at Middlemay Farm

Grand Is the Seen

Grand is the seen, the light, to me–grand are the sky and stars,

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Grand is the earth, and grand are lasting time and space,
And grand their laws, so multiform, puzzling, evolutionary;

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But grander far the unseen soul of me, comprehending, endowing all those,
Lighting the light, the sky and stars, delving the earth, sailing the sea,

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(What were all those, indeed, without thee, unseen soul? of what amount without thee?)
More evolutionary, vast, puzzling, O my soul!
More multiform far–more lasting thou than they.

by Walt Whitman

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful photographs, Adrienne. Fantastic lighting!

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    1. The lighting was pure magic.

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  2. You must pinch yourself every morning that you live in this area, this beauty.

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    1. Yep. I do. Except for one week a few years back with a really sick goat, a blizzard and a crazed foster kid I’ve loved every minute living here. LOL.

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  3. Adrienne, you’ve created a wonderful visual compliment to Whitman’s poetry, the gorgeous sky predominant in each photo.

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    1. The sky was amazing that day. and Whitman’s words are so great.

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  4. delphini510 says:

    Thank you Adrienne for this vivid and uplifting post. The pictures from your beautiful place coupled with the poem is perfect.

    miriam

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    1. And no filters! It was a beautiful morning–one of the benefits o getting up before dawn.

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  5. What a perfect marriage of poem and image.

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    1. He’s my favorite. ❤

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      1. 🙂 Mine too, and I totally get a Whitmanish feel in some of your writes !

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      2. Aw. Very kind words 🙂 🙂

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