Your friend, Wabi Sabi, is a serial monogamist, falling in love with this bridge, that sawmill and the other deserted barn. But always just one pretty face at a time. Seventeenth-century poet Sir John Suckling wasn’t exactly talking about me…but darned close.

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Out upon it, I have lov’d
Three whole days together;
And am like to love three more,
If it prove fair weather.

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Time shall molt away his wings
Ere he shall discover
In such whole wide world again
Such a constant lover.

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But the spite on’t is, no praise
Is due at all to me:
Love with me had made no stays
Had it any been but she.

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Had it any been but she
And that very face,
There had been at least ere this
A dozen dozen in her place.      

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One last visit to the Barn ‘O Wonderful this morning.

My good friend, Karen, tossed the first stanza of “Constant Lover” at me the last time I was hyperventilating over a site–the Abandoned Sawmill, I think. Long, long ago, we were most fortunate to have an extraordinary woman for our high school English teacher.  Mrs. Kelly insisted that her students memorize poetry…lots of it. You had to make an appointment with her and then recite your lines one on one. She would let us sing our poems if we wished and this is how I know that Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” can be sung to the melody of “Hernanado’s Hideaway” and ANYTHING by Emily Dickinson works nicely with the melody from “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”

 

 

Comments
  1. When I see your photography, I remember a film with a photograph and his love for a bridge … but I’ve forget the name of this film …

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    You hopeless romantic you. Great shots. 🙂

  3. Karen Taylor says:

    Mrs. Kelly gave us all a lot. I am sure she would be very proud of you!

  4. sheldonk2014 says:

    I love how the wood get distress, it shows more of its character. It has a life unto it’s own. It’s funny how structures can speak without saying a word. You have a great creative eye to see beyond what is presented to you

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