2016

Squirrel Contemplates Poetry

In this gallery which is a little experiment, we watch as the Squirrel contemplates nature and poetry. The scenery and figures are from the book A Wizard’s Story Told, but these images are a special production wherein the Squirrel contemplates poetry, they are not in the book.

Look at the stars/see how they shine/for you. From the song Yellow by Coldplay.
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
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
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
I find my position as an articulate mammmal bewildering and awesome. Would to God I were a tender Apple blawessom. – Ogden Nash