Squirrel Contemplates Poetry

little avatar In this, our first gallery, we watch as the Squirrel contemplates poetry. The scenery in these images is from the book, A Wizard’s Story Told.

Look at the stars/see how they shine/for you. From the song Yellow by Coldplay.

Oh contemplate the heavens!/Whenas the vein-drawn day dies pale,/in every season, every place,/gaze through their every veil,/With love that has not speech for need!/Beneath their solemn beauty is a mystery infinite;/if winter hue them like a pall,/or if the summer night fantasy them starry brede. - Victor Hugo, A Sunset (excerpt) translation: Francis Thompson

At the source of the longest river/the voice of the hidden waterfall/and the children in the apple tree/Not known, because not looked for/but heard, half heard, in the stillness/between two waves of the sea. - T.S. Elliot

I find my position as an articulate mammmal bewildering and awesome. Would to God I were a tender Apple blawessom. - Ogden Nash

A Wizard’s Story Told - a day in the life of a Squirrel, on iBooks Store