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Sunrise from the Mountains, By : Anna Katherine Green (1846-1935)

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Sigma x3 slr camera, 18-50mm f3.5 – f4.5 lens
Slievenamon, county Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Sunrise from the Mountains, By : Anna Katherine Green (1846-1935)

Hung thick with jets of burning gold, the sky
Crowns with its glorious dome the sleeping earth,
Illuminating hill and vale. O’erhead,
The nebulous splendor of the milky way
Stretches afar; while, crowding up the heavens,
The planets worship ‘fore the thrones of God,
Casting their crowns of gold beneath His feet.

It is a scene refulgent! and the very stars
Tremble above, as though the voice divine
Reverberated through the dread expanse.
But soft! a change!

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A timid creeping up of gray in east–
A loss of stars on the horizon’s verge–

Gray fades to pearl and spreads up zenithward,
The while a wind runs low from hill to hill,
As if to stir the birds awake, rouse up
The nodding trees, and draw off silence like
A garment from the drowsy earth. The heavens
Are full of points of light that go and come
And go, and leave a tender ashy sky.

The pearl has pushed its way to north and south,
Save where a line spun ‘tween two peaks at east,
Gleams like a cobweb silvered by the sun.

It grows–a gilded cable binding hill
To hill! it widens to a dazzling belt
Half circling earth, then stretches up on high–
A golden cloth laid down ‘fore kingly feet.

Thus spreads the light upon the heavens above,
While earth hails each advancing step, and lifts
Clear into view her rich empurpled hills,
To keep at even beauty with the sky.

The neutral tints are deeply saffroned now;
In streaks, auroral beams of colored light
Shoot up and play about the long straight clouds
And flood the earth in seas of crimson. Ah,
A thrill of light in serpentine, quick waves,
A stooping of the eager clouds, and lo,
Majestic, lordly, blinding bright, the sun
Spans the horizon with its rim of fire!

7 responses

  1. This set is amazing…!

    November 14, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    • Hello Navery πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      November 14, 2013 at 8:43 pm

  2. Beautiful verse couldn’t be more perfect for these stunning images, Nigel.

    πŸ™‚

    Thank you for sharing both.

    November 14, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚

      Thank you for such a great comment πŸ™‚

      November 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

  3. 1annecasey

    Glorious!

    November 17, 2013 at 11:05 am

  4. wow…wonderfullllllllll blog and wonderful photo’s!!!!

    December 16, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    • Hello Thank you πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you visited and enjoyed you self πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you for your wonderful comment !

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      December 17, 2013 at 12:08 pm

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