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A November Sun, The Sun a Poem By : – Mary Oliver

A November Sunrise, County Kilkenny Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

A November Sun, County Kilkenny
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Sun

Have you ever seen
anything
in your life
more wonderful

than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon

and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone–
and how it slides again

out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower

streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early light,
at its perfect imperial distance–
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love–
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure

that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you

as you stand there,
empty-handed–
or have you too
turned from this world–

or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

– Mary Oliver

10 responses

  1. OH wow you know I love this one! Wow! I love the reds how they come out so strong when it gets cooler! Lovely poem Nigel! 😀

    November 5, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    • Hello Michelle 🙂 🙂

      Thank you very pleased you enjoyed 🙂 🙂

      November 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      • Oh I always do! You’re an amazing photographer! 😀

        November 5, 2014 at 7:45 pm

  2. Beautiful sun and sky, Nigel. Mary Oliver is just the best. 🙂

    November 5, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    • Hello Sharon 🙂 🙂

      Thank you – Yes I really like her view on life 🙂 🙂

      November 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  3. Fabulous photography Nigel – the gradation of colors is awesome.

    November 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    • Hello Mary 🙂 🙂

      Thank you 🙂 – Very happy you enjoyed !!!

      November 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

  4. poppytump

    Oh how I love it all 🙂

    November 5, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    • Hello Poppy 🙂

      Than you – very happy that you did 🙂 🙂

      November 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  5. Beautiful sunset photo, Nigel. And love the Mary Oliver poem, the perfect accompaniment.

    November 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

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