Posts in Category: Still Life

What are your thoughts?

"I many times thought peace had come,
When peace was far away;
As wrecked men deem they sight the land
At centre of the sea ..."

(E. Dickinson no title)
Genk (B)

In the gray zone is sometimes a cheerful yellow button

"Morning's first light is gold renewing what is old
Touching every yellow flower but only for an hour
For day goes down to night
Ending its light
So nature falls, it falls away,
Nothing gold can stay."

(N. Peros in Morning's first light is gold)
Aachen (D)

Chat Noir


“When Mercury comes down, your coffee is waiting for you!”
Chat Noir

Liège (B)

The lamp in the empty room

“I looked back suddenly
into the empty room
and saw the lamp that I had lit
still shining on the little table by the window
and throwing its light on the tumbled sheets of paper
on which I had been writing.

And I felt as though long years ago a man,
whom I had know very little,
had lighted that lamp,
and sat by the window writing and believing that he was a poet,
and then he came out of the room and found the letter.

He would not go into the room again:
And not he, but I will go in softly
And put out the lamp,
And lay aside the useless paper.”

(Humberte Wolfe in The lamp in the empty room)
Seraing (B)

The no-pee pole

"Forbidden fruit a flavor has
   That lawful orchards mocks;
How luscious lies the pea within
   The pod that Duty locks!"

(E. Dickinson, no title)
Charleroi-Jumet (B)