Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cathedral of Auxerre

A view of the sculpture on the cathedral of Auxerre.

Clouds in Windowpane

Reflection of sky and clouds in this picturesque window in the French countryside.

Street Art


















In the streets if Dieppe, a poignant artistic word: "Alone".

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Extraordinary carvings, Paris

















This intricately carved building is in Paris, abounding in details that are a real feast for the eye.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Single magnolia flower

















A single magnolia flower near the top of this tree.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Line of Gargoyles, Cathedrale de Gisors

Line of gargoyles in this wonderfully sculpted cathedral with plenty of amazing details. Click on the photograph to see it it enlarged.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

So Acute Was My Loneliness: Poem



So Acute Was My Loneliness

Cobbled stones, not dust.

So acute was my loneliness that dream I must.
Escapism was a flight from dreary realism.
.
If roam I must, if chains I must break
Alone, in this pebble-strewn destiny
My happiness I must fake.
.
So acute was my loneliness that home was far
Too far; too far and distant my loved ones and my thoughts
That in that black cosmic wilderness even the North Star
Seemed close enough to touch. That even my words
Seemed transparent and tinted with Orientalism
.
So distant and cold, so empty my worlds.
So acute was my loneliness even the poems would not come
The words fled, the streets wet, a spectre I had become
My memories tinged with the bitter things I had done
.
All alone. When dawns touched my lids after fitful sleep
I had resolved never, never to weep
However deep the pain. However acute the pain
The sun would shine tomorrow and I would become myself again.
.
Copyright: Rani Turton

Sculpted Door


Detail of wooden sculpted door, Paris.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

URL changed

The blog with the URL that you wwanted to reach here can be reached on the new address:

http://artisanofwords.blogspot.com/

Meanwhile this URL will contiue with more photography!