Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Anticipation


I decided to go back to the Lawson waterfall walk again this weekend, choosing to start at the other end of the track. Not far down the path there is a glimpse of what is to come, a peek at Cateract Falls.

Words to Walk with:
From Anticipation by Emily Bronte
"A thoughtful spirit taught me, soon,
That we must long till life be done;
That every phase of earthly joy
Must always fade, and always cloy:

This I foresaw - and would not chase
The fleeting treacheries;
But, with firm foot and tranquil face,
Held backward from that tempting race,
Gazed o'er the sands the waves efface,
To the enduring seas - ;
There cast my anchor of desire
Deep in unknown eternity;
Nor ever let my spirit tire,
With looking for what is to be!"

4 comments:

  1. I don't know if "the race" has anyting to do with our upcoming elelections, but I appreciate learning to process yearnings as I don't really know what the outcome will be and what the consequences will be.
    As always, just a lovely posting.

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  2. A most beautiful photograph. Contrasting the vertical of the snow gums with the horizontal of the rock and then being washed o'er by the water ... quite delightul.

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  3. PJ, I find the daily search of thoughts to match the photographs does deliver valuable wisdom from others.

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  4. Oh gosh, you certainly have some beautiful landscapes in your area. How gorgeous! I'm a bit of an armchair traveller and I revel in the escape that your blog provides.

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