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“MAY” a Poem by: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

The flowers of May Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

The flowers of May
Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

May

by: Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

I cannot tell you how it was;
But this I know: it came to pass–
Upon a bright and breezy day
When May was young, ah pleasant May!
As yet the poppies were not born
Between the blades of tender corn;
The last eggs had not hatched as yet,
Nor any bird forgone its mate.

May Rapeseed 2015 1.

I cannot tell you what it was;
But this I know: it did but pass.
It passed away with sunny May,
With all sweet things it passed away,
And left me old, and cold, and grey.

River Suir in May 2015

11 responses

  1. this is beautiful

    May 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

  2. Wow that first photo of the flower is beautiful! So are the others but that one really stands out πŸ™‚

    May 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you, that is great to know – very pleased you liked them and the post πŸ™‚

      May 5, 2015 at 11:28 am

  3. beechdey

    Reblogged this on Beechdey’s Weblog.

    May 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

  4. I understand from a friend (Tania Poole) that you live in a beautiful part of the country. I already knew that (mainly via your pictures and a tour 20 odd yrs ago) but not that Kilkenny is a known heritage town. She might contact you sooner or later to bring my personal greetings, etc. Tania is a (amateur) photographer herself and is of South African origin.

    May 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    • Hello Herman πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, this is a great message to receive πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I look forward to Tania’s contact, if she want to- she is more than welcome πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Many Thanks Herman πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

  5. Nigel I love these photographs – I can almost smell Spring through these visuals.

    May 5, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    • Hello Mary πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I am very pleased you enjoyed this post , yes almost here – it went a little cold and damp so things have slowed down in their growth a little – but full summer very soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      May 5, 2015 at 7:01 pm

  6. Nice photos as always, Nigel. I’m not sure of the defeatist attitude of Ms Rossetti though

    May 6, 2015 at 8:41 am

  7. What a shot of orange, Nigel!

    May 7, 2015 at 12:38 am

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