Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Winter in Romania -White Thoughts


Black snow was falling. The tree line  shone when I turned to see - 



Then, a thick silence descends,  and my every gesture  leaves a comet tail in the heavens.  



And I hear evey glance I cast  as it echoes against  some tree.   



How transparent your hands are in winter! 



My nostrils tremble  and no scent  and no breeze 




...only the distant, icy smell  of the suns.   



And no one passes - 


 He offered me a branch like an arm.



I passed through him. He passed through me. I remained a solitary tree.   



I could hear his sap quicken, beating  like blood. He could hear my blood slacken like rising sap. 


The field stretched on its back, near the horizon, 


Full of ice


and the trees stopped running from the winter wind ... 


Stuck in ice...


and the thought spreads in circles 


ringing the trees...


....and the Sea.






...Then we met more often. 
I stood at one side of the hour,
you at the other,
like two handles of an amphora. 
Only the words flew between us,
back and forth. 
You could almost see their swirling,
and suddenly,
I would lower a knee,
and touch my elbow to the ground
to look at the grass, bent
by the falling of some word,
as though by the paw of a lion in flight. 
The words spun between us,
back and forth,
and the more I missed you, the more
they continued, this whirl almost seen,
the structure of matter, the beginnings of things. 

N. Stanescu /From the book "Bas-Relief with Heroes"

english translation by Thomas Carlson and Vasile Poenaru. 



42 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What an amazingly beautiful set of images!

Trevor said...

Simply wonderful...!

-Trevor

melanzana said...

Sva strahota i moć prirode pretočena u ljepotu na ovim fotografijama.
Pozdrav.

Jeanne said...

photos are great! and so is the music!

MOVISI said...

Wow! que belleza de imágenes! mis felicitaciones! eres un verdadero artista, tus fotografías dicen mas que mil palabras!

Abrazos en la distancia!

Celia na Italia said...

No words to comment!
Amazing!!!

Barb said...

Stunning - I'm speechless.

Robert Geiss said...

I fear to speak much. These are breath taking.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Winter beauty

Rizalenio said...

Very beautiful photographs. I feel the cold wind just by looking at these wonderful images. Stay warm, my friend.

Fram Actual said...

Winter might be cruel, but no one can deny its beauty. In fact, it might be the most beautiful of the four seasons, and you have captured winter in its truest splendor, Daliana.

Your photographs make me wish to lift off into the air and to soar above the snow-laden trees as an eagle might, or even to wade into the open waters, drawn by the illusion that nothing so stunning could be a danger. I am like a moth, drawn not to flame, but to snow and ice.

The words which accompany your photos are magical and the music is alluring. They are like arms reaching out across time and distance -- even across oceans.

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza photos. I especially like photos 6,8,10,14,16 and 20 showing plants encased in ice :-).

Cloudia said...

Such Glory!!!



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Nina said...

Ce minunat!!! complimente!

Ruth B. said...

wonderful winterphotos

Lara said...

those roses are spectacular!

pharaonx said...

frumos album. o incintare.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Brrrr!!!!! That looks a little chilly :)

Lovely shots as always :) T.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

your winter-y photos look heavenly!!

very nicely done, daliana!

Ola said...

like in a fairy tale:)

Bibliotecaru said...

Extraordinar... "Fur" şi eu câteva... :D

Filip Demuinck said...

These winter picturtes are unbelievable. Probably the most beautiful I have ever seen, certainly the serie.

Greetings,
Filip

Claudiu Chelaru said...

nice pictures

ANRAFERA said...

Que preciosidad de fotografías las que nos expones, mostrandonos la belleza de estos lugares.
Un abrazo y feliz fin de semana.
Ramón

H. Nizam said...

Beautiful combination of images and wordings. WOW!


Best regards from sun shiny Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ovi said...

Very nice pics! Keep up the artistic work!

Elisa said...

Una colección fascinante... congela la pantalla!
Saludos y buen fin de semana
Elisa, en Rosario, Argentina

Costea said...

Inima în zăpadă face toţi banii :).

CARMEN said...

incredibil de frumoase aceste imagini hibernale! oricât de frig aduce iarna, trebuie sa-i admiram talentrul de designer! :)
Sa ai un weekend minunat!
(pe miercurea viitoare. Pupici)

Traveling Hawk said...

imi plac mai ales bobocii aia incapsulati in gheata

Walker said...

Excellent set!

Just one thing.. I think this is an old one, the administrator of the lake moved recently a ship wreck next to the concrete platform, to have a small restaurant for the summer

Aretusa said...

Qué fríooooo...
Preciosas..

Bitch said...

Your work is always beautiful..
These images are flowing like poetry!!

villa said...

Idílicas y armoniosas composiciones, tanto en su forma como contenido y colorido. Me gustan todas. Enhorabuena.

Saludos desde Salamanca.

Mircea Florescu said...

excelent +++

Jurnalul Albastru said...

Gheaţa pe post de chihlimbar închizând ramuri, frunze şi roşu de măceş mi-au furat privirea.
Minunat! Felicitări!

piticidarvoinici said...

superbe!!! felicitari!

Diverse said...

Sunt minunate! :)

cypy said...

trebuie sa recunoastem ca e mult prea frumoasa

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

tu1074 said...

E frumoasă,e grațioasă și e fotogenică iarna la tine...
și nu-mi vine să cred că am scris toate astea despre...iarnă, dar se vede că fotografiile tale mă inspiră în direcția asta :)))

Ignacio Santana said...

Hola, Daliana!!!...he disfrutado viendo tus últimas fotografías y esta serie me ha gustado especialmente!!!

Preciosas fotografías, bonitos encuadres y atractivos procesados...un trabajo exquisito!!!

Un gran abrazo, amiga mía!!! ;)

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