November 14th

A book of verse beneath the bough,-A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou-Beside me singing in the Wilderness –-Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!-—Omar Khayyam, in his 12th century Rubaiyat

"A book of verse beneath the bough, - A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou -Beside me singing in the Wilderness –-Ah, wilderness were paradise enow!" - Omar Khayyam.

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5 Responses to “November 14th”

  1. jacqui Says:

    this photo is much more beautiful than Manet’s “le dejeuner sur l’herbe'”, you were very lucky to come across that picnic whilst we were still wandering through the valley dreaming of our next momo…(Wencheng not Wenshu but whats in a name? )

    I met a traveller from an antique land
    Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert…Near them, on the sand
    Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
    And on the pedestal these words appear:
    ‘My name is Ozymandias, King of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty and despair!’
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.
    (Perce Bysshe Shelley)

  2. joggle Says:

    HI jac
    Thanks for the comments. I will check out le dejeuner sur l’herbe’”. Comparing this to Manet maybe a little over the top, though Tibetan people do have a habbit of living their life, so all the credit to them.

  3. jacqui Says:

    atcually it is more Gauguin

  4. jacqui Says:

    i so still love this photo…and also the memory of you and susan stuffing your faces with cake whilst we were waitng waiting wondering where you were

  5. Poetic Universe Says:

    Yes. One of my favourite hotos as well. these women know how tp picnic!

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