The Stolen Child (2013)
Where dips the rocky highland
Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,
There lies a leafy island
Where flapping herons wake
The drowsy water rats;
There we’ve hid our faery vats,
Full of berrys
And of reddest stolen cherries.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
—from The Stolen Child, William Butler Yeats, 1889
Something to Do With the End Times (2012)
The Lesson for Today (2012)
I hold your doctrine of Memento Mori.
And were an epitath to be my story
I’d have a short one ready for my own.
I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
—the final verse of Robert Frost’s The Lesson for Today, 1941
Easter Abstraction (2014)
Mountains Win Again (2014)
Eli Sweetwater in the winning mountains of Western Maryland.
Snowing in Alberta (2012)
You could make beer with this mountain stream water. And Tricia would drink you under the table, you lightweight.
Tired of Being Alone (2014)
I got blamed for planting an earworm yesterday, not that I regret it. Replacement is one solution - try Al Green with Chicago’s triumphant horns as a cure.
Mare Vaporum (2013)
A Sea of Vapors - found on distant shores of the Arctic Ocean with the masterful Celestial Creature.
Last call for photographers interested in coming to Iceland! We arrive in Reykjavik on June 2, and will spend the week making scenes such as this. All the details are at BillyMonday.com!
We All Shine On (2013)
Why in the world are we here?
Surely not to live in pain or fear.
Why on earth are you there,
When you’re everywhere?
Come and get your share.
—from Instant Karma, John Lennon, 1970
Jenna Kellen shines on.
Cold as Ice (2013)
I’m pleased that this image was a winner in Black & White Magazine’s 2014 Single image Contest.
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