Shi*

Shi*

Posted on 10/23/2008


Photo taken on October 17, 2008


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Maiden's Hair

Maiden's Hair
I see a lilly on thy brow,
With anguish moist and fever dew;
And on thy cheek a fading rose
Fast withereth too.
I met a lady in the meads
Full beautiful, a faery's child;
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.

- John Keats

... and now I must prepare my paper for the conference this weekend - away in Oxford Friday to Sunday.

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beautiful...
8 years ago.
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Thanks, AyLiN!
8 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
"cruelty....thy name is ..." Man or Time on passing love
fading rose on one side ,
fairy's child on the other

I know those huge and kingsized trees, which originally come from Korea...I had to take back those leaves for my sister and me who make the most wonderful and decorative paper out of those leaves, or nettles or any
8 years ago.
Shi* has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
I saw some huge specimens in various temple grounds in Yunnan Province! made our European specimens look quite weak. It is now well-represented in Cambridge, where it is a popular street tree. This one was in the Bedgebury National Pinetum, which I visited last week.

Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their heart's desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they're seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two strong ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild--
I'd love to be a Fairy's child.

- Robert Graves
8 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann has replied to Shi*
I think I was one when I was 10 or so. : a fairy's child running wild, living during the holidays at ma grand father's palce in a village.roaming, running up and down the hills looking for underground ways under tumbled down castles in Burgundy , and deciding I would live on the forest only, picking and living on any fruit even not ripe, on chestnuts, nuts...I know why I like green fruit , not ripe I mean : just because I couldn't wait ...
8 years ago.
Sherry ~ Rebujito
Sherry ~ Rebujito
oh wow the clarity and color POP
I feel like I could just reach out and touch it
or reach INto the pic
so COOL!!
8 years ago.
Shi* has replied to Sherry ~ Rebujito
... yes, the texture is rather yummy isn't it!

' Ev'ry Tresse must be confest ;
But neatly tangled at the best ;
Like a Clue of golden thread,
Most excellently ravelled.'

-Richard Lovelace
8 years ago.
gin_able
gin_able
it's wonderful, I love this prehistoric trees.

Ginkgo side effects and cautions include: possible increased risk of bleeding, gastrointestinal discomfort, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, heart palpitations, and restlessness...
8 years ago.
Shi* has replied to gin_able
... and on non-prescription shelves at a chemist near you! :)
8 years ago.
XOZ
XOZ
I like the way you gild your lilies. I like your ageless poetry pouring out from my darker days when all I did was keep my head in a book and long for what I could not have....Ginkgo is a bright substance and helps to keep your mind in tune.....Good luck with the conference in Oxford!
8 years ago.
Shi* has replied to XOZ
Books and poems are great companions for hard times. The paper went very well considering how much time I could give to its preparation!
8 years ago.