From blossoms comes
this brown paper bag of peaches
we bought from the boy
at the bend in the road where we turned toward
signs painted Peaches.
From laden boughs, from hands,
from sweet fellowship in the bins,
comes nectar at the roadside, succulent
peaches we devour, dusty skin and all,
comes the familiar dust of summer, dust we eat.
O, to take what we love inside,
to carry within us an orchard, to eat
not only the skin, but the shade,
not only the sugar, but the days, to hold
the fruit in our hands, adore it, then bite into
the round jubilance of peach.
There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.
From Blossoms by Li-Young Lee, via 1
1910s/30s Style Floral Ruffle Dress: bought from Ebay a few years ago
Green Silk Sash: vintage fabric from Kiki's days as a couturier
Green Patent Ballerina Pumps: a gift from my mother from the Boden sale
White Cotton Parasol: from Ebay
Vintage Style Silver Teardrop Earrings: from Accessorize
Vintage Style Green Pendant Necklace: gift from my mother
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations
With many thanks to the inspiring Sara of Ladylike Delicacy for introducing me to the joys of an old photo generator in her delightful post 100 hundred years ago..
Photographs taken by me, self portraits using the timer on my little digital camera.
The eye infection continues, but is no longer painful, and the gp says it will take as long as it takes, so I am treating it with a good dose of ignoral.
I'm delighted to be a part of the next Visible Monday, hosted by the lovely Patti from www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.co.uk, click on the website link to see her outfit and those of many others.
I'm also delighted to join Shoe Shine, a great new event hosted by the uber-cool Bella of http://www.thecitizenrosebud.com/, click on the website to see her cute shoes and those of many others.