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Who Has Seen the Wind ?

Who Has Seen the Wind
Who Has Seen the Wind
Irish landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Who Has Seen the Wind?

By Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

Source: The Golden Book of Poetry (1947)

18 responses

  1. ❀️Love this and the photo blows me away!πŸ˜ƒ

    October 4, 2013 at 1:48 am

    • Hello Michelle πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very pleased you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 4, 2013 at 1:50 am

  2. What a great tree! It’s weathered like the face of an old cowboy.

    Love the poem too Nigel.

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    October 4, 2013 at 4:49 am

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      That’s a great comment, these old wind swept trees, yes plenty of character like an older face πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 4, 2013 at 9:22 am

  3. I loved the title of this post before I even saw the photo and poem. They all fit together perfectly Nigel. I’ve got to say that this is one of my favourite posts πŸ™‚

    October 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    • Thank you Norma πŸ™‚

      That’a a lovely comment and I am really pleased that you love this post, Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ ; )

      October 4, 2013 at 5:11 pm

  4. That wind knows how to make a statement. Love the tree. Love the poem.

    October 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚

      Great comment!!, very pleased to love this , thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      October 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

  5. Your photo is poetic in its own right…wonderful!

    October 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

  6. Nigel, as always this is lovely. Is it on Inismore? R

    October 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    • Hello Rebecca πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      No But I know why you would think so πŸ™‚

      IT just above Derriana lake, waterville , Ring of Kerry πŸ™‚

      October 4, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      • Ah ok that makes sense! Perhaps I will have to revisit both and compare photos. πŸ˜‰
        R

        October 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

  7. 1annecasey

    Such a beautiful post Nigel. Really lovely image combined with perfect words. : )))

    October 5, 2013 at 1:30 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very very pleased you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

      October 5, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  8. I really liked this post, as everything you post! I do a post every couple of weeks called “Freshly Impressed”, and highlight posts I have enjoyed recently. I hope you don’t mind if I feature this one.

    October 20, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  9. A great graphic shot and I love the way you use poetry

    October 29, 2013 at 3:55 pm

  10. I am so glad you wrote of Christina Rossetti! I love your photos and the way you choose very fine poetry, too. I had been thinking of this exact poem from my childhood!

    November 22, 2013 at 1:07 am

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