Sunday at Middlemay Farm

Grand Is the Seen

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

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

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,

(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


15 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful photographs, Adrienne. Fantastic lighting!


    1. The lighting was pure magic.


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


    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.


  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.



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


  5. What a perfect marriage of poem and image.


    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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