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Finding the Silver light of other days , Gallery and a Poem by : Thomas Moore

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Memories of silver light, Glencommon, County Kilkenny
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

On the top of the hill at Glencommon, county Kilkenny is the Ghostly remains of an old farm.

Last Sunday morning I took a walk up the hill in the mist with my camera and took these images, it was a very haunting experience but one I really enjoyed.

The poem below by Thomas Moore came to mind as the mist of the day seamed to recreate the past of this wonderful old place, how many memories it must hold yet all of them lost in the mists of time.

The Light of Other Days

By Thomas Moore
1779-1852

Often, in the stilly night,
Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Fond Memory brings the light
Of other days around me:
The smiles, the tears
Of boyhood’s years,
The words of love then spoken;
The eyes that shone,
Now dimm’d and gone,
The cheerful hearts now broken!
Thus, in the stilly night,
Ere slumber’s chain has bound me,
Sad Memory brings the light
Of other days around me.

When I remember all
The friends, so link’d together,
I’ve seen around me fall
Like leaves in wintry weather,
I feel like one
Who treads alone
Some banquet-hall deserted,
Whose lights are fled,
Whose garlands dead,
And all but he departed!
Thus, in the stilly night,
Ere slumber’s chain has bound me.
Sad Memory brings the light
Of other days around me.

Finding memories in the silver light , Gallery

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25 responses

  1. Wonderful!!! πŸ˜‰

    May 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

  2. Fine set!

    May 8, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    • Hello Harrien πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , Very happy that you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2014 at 12:28 am

  3. Your Black and Whites are as GORGEOUS as your colour photos! I particularly love the shot of the cottage covered in blossoming growth. So Beautiful πŸ™‚

    May 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    • Hello Morgan πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I love black and white for these kind of subjects , its a fascinating old place πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2014 at 12:29 am

      • Old Places Speak of what we’ve forgotten to Remember πŸ˜‰

        May 9, 2014 at 2:04 am

  4. Wowza, Nigel!

    May 8, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    • Hello Elen πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2014 at 12:30 am

  5. M-R

    A really wonderful collection, Nigel; and the poem by Sir TM is completely apposite to them all. Many thanks !

    May 8, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    • Hello margaret πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I am very pleased you liked the images with the poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2014 at 12:32 am

  6. Lynette Mary Moon

    Oh so amazing these images. Also being in black and white. Just wonderful Nigel.

    May 9, 2014 at 1:43 am

    • Hello Lynette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very happy you enjoyed and commented πŸ™‚

      May 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  7. Stunningly atmospheric captures Nigel! I can almost smell the turf fires burning!! : ))

    May 9, 2014 at 4:02 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , yes wouldn’t that be just wonderful , a chat around the old fire , can you imagine the stories πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 12, 2014 at 8:22 pm

  8. Wonderful light and mood….Magical photographies! And a great poem!!!

    May 9, 2014 at 10:05 am

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you like the images and poem πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 9, 2014 at 10:14 am

  9. Thanks for that. Lovely poem and fitting photographs.

    May 9, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    • Hello Steven πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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

      May 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

  10. Ah, what stories these walls could tell….

    May 9, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Yes , If only , if only πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm

  11. Silver light indeed. Just gorgeous shots Nigel :). I love the poem, too. What a great place to explore! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    May 12, 2014 at 3:35 am

    • Hello Sharon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , thats a lovely comment – yes a wonderful old farm – the mist helped too !!! πŸ™‚

      May 12, 2014 at 8:17 pm

  12. Absolutely took my breath away…every bit of it…to quoting Moore. Thank you for the stop by my blog today as it led me here. I shall poke in the corners and explore if I may. Stunning work! Blessings!

    May 12, 2014 at 10:35 pm

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