Grisly (Roger)

Grisly (Roger)

Posted on 05/30/2017


Photo taken on July  9, 2007



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Port William
Dumfriese and Galloway
Statue
Scotland
Rain


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Scotland

What is this Life

What is this Life 

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare? —
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.”

William Henry Davies

Statue of a fisherman in the rain, sea front, Port William, Dumfriese & Galloway.

Statue by local artist Andrew Brown

Full statue www.ipernity.com/doc/grisleyreg/32405741

Music link, www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrHxhQPOO2c

Rol/photo, Faubion, ColRam, Diane Putnam and 30 other people have particularly liked this photo


59 comments - The latest ones
Ecobird
Ecobird
A terrific shot Roger. He is amazing and the poem is one of my all time favourites. (My photos mostly consist of you and the 'green man' holding a conversation if I recall correctly!
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Ecobird
Thank you , as Kay said he seems a talkative sort of chap !
4 weeks ago.
Smiley Derleth
Smiley Derleth
A wonderful image, and moving verse.
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Smiley Derleth
Many thanks Smiley, really appreciated.
4 weeks ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Wonderful sculpture and excellent capture of the textures. This photo appeared on my notifications of contacts' latest postings but the earlier two did not ! Still can't figure why this happens. and only to your postings! Discrimination !
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Larry Drummond
Many thanks Larry. Time of day it was posted would appear to have a bearing on the problem.
4 weeks ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Perfect combination of this thoughtful figure and your words Roger...I like that a lot!

Tanja ;)
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Very kind and very much appreciated Tanja, thank you.
4 weeks ago.
Nada BN
Nada BN
Great photo and beautiful poetry! best regards from Slovenia Nada BN
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Nada BN
Nada you are very kind, many thanks.
4 weeks ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Very nicely framed portrait and as Larry has said, excellent capture of the textures. The poem is a perfect companion to the image. Great work Roger.
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Doug Shepherd
Thank you Doug, he permanently wears lipstick from ladies kissing him and is a bronze that replaces a concrete statue that was showing signs of distress.
4 weeks ago.
S Drury
S Drury
What a lovely and well framed shot Roger ... perfect poem to put with it too

Best wishes ... Steve
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to S Drury
That's really appreciated Steve, many thanks.
4 weeks ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Both poetry and picture are fantastic, Roger !!!
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you Marie-claire, Think his job would suit me )):-
4 weeks ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great angle and I really like the effect of the o.o.f. background.
4 weeks ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Great composition and words, Roger !
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Ulrich John
Really appreciated Ulrich, many thanks.
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Thank you George, I wanted the focus purely on him and the view across Luce bay isn't spectacular anyway.
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
Frank Roolooth
Frank Roolooth
Good shot Roger and such wisdom in those lines by William Henry Davies. Going at break neck speed gets us nowhere, time for reflection seems to be undervalued by some and forgotten by many.
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Frank Roolooth
Thank you Frank , words of wisdom indeed.
4 weeks ago.
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
Terrific portrait Roger and the accompanied words leaves me with some thought.
And the music! wow what a film that was, goes to show you can accomplish anything.
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to HappySnapper
Thank you Maurice, the poem is thought provoking and I agree about the film, but to have a small percentage of the talent of the sculptor can only be a dream.
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Great composition Roger, nice poetry from my local poet.
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Dave Roberts 2014
Thank you Dave, have to agree re the poetry
4 weeks ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
Thank you for adding to our group:
www.ipernity.com/group/virtualexplore
4 weeks ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
most beautiful!
happy weekend:)
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Annemarie
Very much appreciated Annmarie, thank you.
4 weeks ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
suggestive sculpture, greatly taken and focused !


Thanks for Posting in
The Hawk's Aerie!!
4 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Nora Caracci VERY BU…
That's appreciated Nora, thank you.
3 weeks ago.
Christiane
Christiane
Great photograph, Roger ! *****
... an the beautiful poem is SO true .... Love it.
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Christiane
Thank you Christiane, very much appreciated my friend.
3 weeks ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
I've seen your wonderful picture in
WoW of the day!
www.ipernity.com/group/142497
3 weeks ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Admired in:
Obiettivo
&
Fotocamera
www.ipernity.com/group/obiettivo_fotocamera

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3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Dave Roberts 2014
Many thank Dave
3 weeks ago.
Roger Whitehead
Roger Whitehead
A nice study.
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Roger Whitehead
Appreciated, Thank you.
3 weeks ago.
Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann
Tolles Porträt. Sehr schön freigestellt. Prima Komposition, Farben und Texturen.
Auch mag ich das Gedicht, das ich vor mehr als 50 Jahren in der Schule gehört habe!
3 weeks ago. Edited 3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Rainer Blankermann
Many thanks Rainer, I needed the whole focus to be just on him and as for the poem it's one of my favourites.
3 weeks ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Excellent capture Roger
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Pat29
Thank you Pat, he doesn't say much !
3 weeks ago. Edited 3 weeks ago.
sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf
Ein ansprechendes Portrait und auch ansprechende Worte, Roger,
Freundliche Grüße
Erich
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Very kind Erich my favourite poem.
3 weeks ago.
Jean
Jean
I love that poem and your shot of the fisherman statue too.
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger)
Grisly (Roger)
Thank you Jean, he feels like an old friend now.
3 weeks ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully as the Sun shines in The Little Pond on Ipernity
Admired In
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3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Les's Photography AK…
Appreciated Les, Thank you.
3 weeks ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
I like this pairing very much. The song goes so well with your fine image.

Never heard the poem but it is interesting.

Thanks for adding to Sight and Sound, Roger. :)
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Thank you Karen, a small sign opposite the statue has the words "what is this life"
3 weeks ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Great capture of the fisherman statue, Roger...and I like the poem very much...
3 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to sasithorn_s
Thank you Sasi, the poem is a real favourite of mine.
3 weeks ago.
Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing
BRAVO c'est somptueux à tous points de vue !********************
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Jocelyne Villoing
Lovely comment, thank you.
2 weeks ago.
Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam
Love that poem, one of my favorites. Lovely shot of the"staring" man!
2 weeks ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Diane Putnam
Thank you Diane, He is almost an old friend now,
2 weeks ago.
Rol/photo
Rol/photo
Extra
23 hours ago.
Grisly (Roger) has replied to Rol/photo
Very kind Roland, Thank you.
15 hours ago.