Thursday, March 22, 2012

What do you see?


  1. Baffling. Something from a plant? The bottom of a plant? Yet it seems to be floating. Whatever it is, Claire, it's lovely, diaphanous.

    Warm regards from South Beach

  2. Is it a special photograph of an eclipse of some sort in which the camera has been able to capture the 'rays' of the 'star' behind? It also makes me think of the way we used to make 'pom poms'; you'd wind the wool around and around two disks and then you'd cut around the rim - this could be a photo taken before the string was tied tight around the middle.

  3. Because they've been on my mind and in conversations, I'll guess solar flares. Bits of stardust (in gas form) flung with immeasurable power. xo

  4. a milky eye, light fractured cataracts.Hey Clare I see you are in Muy Bella Barcelona,how cool!!! I am writing to ask a favour from this side of the world when you have a moment. I have two very dear friends getting married and I am looking for a love poem or something gorgeous for a reading at their wedding..can you help?
    x KAT

  5. Hi Kat

    I just happened to be at my computer when Google's message notification came in. . . A wedding - lovely, lovely. Here is one of my favourite love poems by Neruda. . . Milosz

    Sonnet XVII

    I do not love you as if you were the salt-rose, topaz
    Or arrow of carnations that propagate fire;
    I love you as certain dark things are loved,
    Secretly between the shadow and the soul
    I love you as the plant that doesn’t bloom and carries
    Hidden within itself the light of those flowers,
    And thanks to your love, captured in my body
    Lives the dense fragrance that rises from the earth

    I love you without knowing how or when or from where,
    I love you simply, without problems or pride;
    I love you in this way because I don’t know any other
    Way of loving

    But this, in which there is no I or you,
    So intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,
    So intimate that when I fell asleep it is your eyes that close.

    Pablo Neruda.

    xo (I will have a look-see for a couple of others and will post them here when they come to light xx)

  6. oh Clare Thank you! its gorgeous it gave me goosebumps,I shall forward that to my friend..and see if she likes it..Im going to be reading it out..yaah a special role for me xx I have been watching rick stein travelling around spain eating very interesting tapas.