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After the storms , Poem By : Boris Pasternak

After the Storms 3
Storm clouds over County Kilkenny
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

After The Storm

By : Boris Pasternak

The air is full of after-thunder freshness,
And everything rejoices and revives.
With the whole outburst of its purple clusters
The lilac drinks the air of paradise.

The gutters overflow; the change of weather
Makes all you see appear alive and new.
Meanwhile the shades of sky are growing lighter,
Beyond the blackest cloud the height is blue.

An artist’s hand, with mastery still greater
Wipes dirt and dust off objects in his path.
Reality and life, the past and present,
Emerge transformed out of his colour-bath.

After the Storms 4.

The memory of over half a lifetime
Like swiftly passing thunder dies away.
The century is no more under wardship:
High time to let the future have its say.

It is not revolutions and upheavals
That clear the road to new and better days,
But revelations, lavishness and torments
Of someone’s soul, inspired and ablaze.

9 responses

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  2. Hi Nigel,
    Great words with some fantastic images. Have been following your blog for a while now and one thing has been tormenting me.

    I have been trying to figure out how you get that wonderful shaded border and signature on your images? It really adds to the shot as opposed to dropping a watermark on the image.

    Now im not gonna steal you idea,but I would love to know how to do it? Its been getting the better of me latley,


    February 12, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    • Hello Eddie πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you !!!!

      Hahaha !!!

      Well now !!!

      I have one thing to say , Photoshop layer styles are wonderful !!!!

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm

      • Gottcha!!!

        A simple solution I never even thought of,

        Thanks Nigel.

        February 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      February 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm

  3. Hi Nigel … I look forlornly at these wonderful winter storm images and on your other post. We here in Eastern Australia have experienced over a month of continuous heat wave with temps in the very high 30’s C. No real rain this year. I long for clouds like those here, although they mess up our lives in other ways like flooding. You live in a wonderful place to be a photographer. Wes

    February 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm

  4. That’s pretty dark and broody, Nigel. As always, love the poem.

    February 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  5. Beautiful, evocative images Nigel. And a wonderful poem as well. Russian – fitting for this time of year and the Olympics! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    February 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm

  6. Food for thought Nigel

    February 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

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