Friday, November 03, 2006

The world as my oyster











Why, then the world’s mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.
— William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor



a pearl grows slowly
around the grain of sand that
is lodged in my heart


Click on photo to view larger. It's worth it.

17 Comments:

Blogger alan said...

I can't imagine a heart so beautiful having any blemishes...

alan

11/03/2006 9:55 AM  
Blogger charlie said...

The sand causes irritation, and thus the pearl, no? Very much like love then!

I'm allergic to oysters, btw :o)))

Beautiful pic and fine words, MB

11/03/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

A little irratation for a pearl is worth it. Love it!!!

11/03/2006 1:54 PM  
Blogger polona said...

ah, the pearl, born out of pain...
beautiful!

11/03/2006 1:55 PM  
Anonymous marja-leena said...

Always such beautiful words and photos to be found here, such pearls...

11/03/2006 2:26 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Thankyou. Your blog is truely inspiring.

11/03/2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger mermaid said...

Crack that oyster open. All that light from one pearl...

11/03/2006 3:19 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Beautiful, MB

11/03/2006 5:52 PM  
Blogger floots said...

ditto
beautiful

11/04/2006 12:54 AM  
Blogger gerry rosser said...

Nice photo yourself! Thanks for your nice comment on my page.

11/04/2006 6:08 AM  
Blogger rdl said...

Nice Haiku! - I have one up today too. and i just learned something from yrs. wrapping the 2nd line into the 1st. Thanks! :D

11/04/2006 8:06 AM  
Blogger puhpaul said...

Hi, I followed you over from Alan's blog and am glad I did. Your photographs are amazing.

paul

11/04/2006 10:30 AM  
Blogger GEL said...

One of my favorite pearls of yours.
I'm choked up with emotion from this poem. (Sunsets also do it to me.)

11/05/2006 9:02 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I loved the photograph!

11/06/2006 9:14 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, everyone, your comments are each appreciated very much. It's nice to see the new names sprinkled in here — welcome to you all!

11/08/2006 12:18 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

I suspect you and I have been living parallel lives this past year :-)

11/09/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Dale, thanks. I'm sure we'd find the details very different, but I, too, have sensed certain parallels.

11/09/2006 2:29 PM  

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