Sunday, March 29, 2009

Green Fire (Feu Vert)

"This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes...
I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze of growing..."

DH Lawrence, "The Enkindled Spring"

I've been going out for ma petite randonnée on the Rue des Jardins which looks back on Soreze from the west. Out there the greens in the late afternoon are ablaze in the last shards of sunlight.

Warm snows of wildflowers drift over the brambled ground,

the vines are fledging stone walls with tender
green feathers aimed at the center of the eye,

buds of new life rouge the tips of lichen-crusted hedges.

Oh my!


1 comment:

Derek Hodkin said...

Oh my indeed! An excellent picture - almost a 'virgin of the sun God except there are two of course but come on, why not?

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