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Saturday, 28 July 2018

fire flies | bouncy houses

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Nino con hambre, Mexico, 1976 | by Marcelo  Montecino

Nino con hambre, Mexico, 1976: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 5 November 2013

... | by Fermin Guzman

Santuario de Luciérnagas, Bosque Esmeralda… Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… : photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Santuario de Luciérnagas, Bosque Esmeralda… Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… : photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Santuario de Luciérnagas, Bosque Esmeralda… Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… : photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

The Human Condition, Mexico | by Marcelo  Montecino

The Human Condition, Mexico: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 12 February 2005

Veracruz. Mexico | by Marcelo  Montecino

Veracruz, Mexico: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 9 March 2005

... | by Fermin Guzman

Santuario de Luciérnagas, Bosque Esmeralda… Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… : photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Santuario de Luciérnagas, Bosque Esmeralda… Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… : photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Santuario de Luciérnagas, Bosque Esmeralda… Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… : photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

Andrew Marvell: The Mower to the Glo-worms (Millennial Displacement, in Time of the Trepidation of Nations)

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Noctilucent clouds, Kuresoo bog, Soomaa National Park, Estonia: photo by Martin Koitmäe, 2009


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Noctilucent clouds, Kuresoo bog, Soomaa National Park, Estonia: photo by Martin Koitmäe, 2009
The Mower to the Glo-worms

I

Ye Living Lamps, by whose dear light
The Nightingale does sit so late,
And studying all the Summer-night,
Her matchless Songs does meditate;


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 Female Glow Worm (Lampyris noctiluca) in field grass, Princes Risborough, Bucks.: photo by Timo Newton-Syms, 2007
II

Ye Country Comets, that portend
No War, nor Prince’s funeral,
Shining unto no higher end
Than to presage the Grasses fall;


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Contrail across tail of Comet 2004/F4, seen from Cactus Flats: photo by The Starmon, 2004
III

Ye Glo-worms, whose officious Flame
To wandring Mowers shows the way,
That in the Night have lost their aim,
 
And after foolish Fires do stray;

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Laser beam directed toward the centre of the Milky Way from Yepun laser star guide facility at ESO Paranal Observatory, Chile, crossing the southern sky and creating an artificial star at 90 km. altitude in Earth's mesosphere: photo by ESO/Yuri Beletsky, 2010
IV

Your courteous Lights in vain you wast,
Since Juliana here is come,
For She my Mind hath so displac’d
That I shall never find my home.
 


Glow-worm heaven [Lampyris noctiluca swarm], Waitomo Caves, Waitako, New Zealand: photo by milkthebasic, 23 October 2006

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678): The Mower to the Glo-worms [summer 1650 or summer 1651], from  Miscellaneous Poems, 1681

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 201

Sierra Madre, Mexico | by Marcelo  Montecino
    
Sierra Madre, Mexico: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 10 November 2006

... | by Fermin Guzman

Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… [Barrio San Juan, Amecameca de Juarez,  Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… [Barrio San Juan, Amecameca de Juarez,  Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… [Barrio San Juan, Amecameca de Juarez,  Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

Child Sick with Malaria, Southern Mexico | by Marcelo  Montecino

Child Sick with Malaria, Southern Mexico: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 12 August 2014

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

Mexico, 1981, 222776622mm-29m | by Marcelo  Montecino

Mexico, 1981, 222776622mm-29m: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 23 October 2013

One night in the fog | by Robert Ogilvie

One night in the fog | San Francisco CA: photo by Robert Ogilvie, 18 July 2018

One enchanted morning | by Robert Ogilvie

One enchanted morning | San Francisco CA: photo by Robert Ogilvie, 26 July 2018

Bus stop | by Robert Ogilvie

Bus stop | San Francisco CA: photo by Robert Ogilvie, 26 July 2018

nasa tailfeathers. tucson, az. 2015. | by eyetwist

nasa tailfeathers, tucson, az. | a derelict lockheed C-130 hercules cargo plane rots in an arizona airplane boneyard. NASA 707 NC-130B was used for earth survey research in the 1970s and was retired to the boneyard in 2000.: photo by eyetwist, 2 March 2015

it's a long ride from the big top to the big house. 2018. | by eyetwist

it's a long ride from the big top to the big house. 2018. | no clowning around in the junkyard after dark. nikon D7000 + nikkor 10-24mm, 2min exposure under full moon, light painting with protomachines flashlight. [california desert]: photo by eyetwist, 27 June 2018

it's a long ride from the big top to the big house. 2018. | by eyetwist

it's a long ride from the big top to the big house. 2018. | no clowning around in the junkyard after dark. nikon D7000 + nikkor 10-24mm, 2min exposure under full moon, light painting with protomachines flashlight. [california desert]: photo by eyetwist, 27 June 2018

it's a long ride from the big top to the big house. 2018. | by eyetwist

it's a long ride from the big top to the big house. 2018. | no clowning around in the junkyard after dark. nikon D7000 + nikkor 10-24mm, 2min exposure under full moon, light painting with protomachines flashlight. [california desert]: photo by eyetwist, 27 June 2018

The Lords of Altamont | by Lost America

The Lords of Altamont | Next to 580, late at night. The first climb out of Livermore, up the eastbound side, you know the spot. 337-second exposure, full moon and Protomachines flashlight.: photo by Troy Paiva, 13 July 2014

The Two Towers | by Dave van Hulsteyn

The Two Towers [Sacramento County]: photo by Dave Van Hulsteyn, 1 October 2017

Broken arch alley | by ADMurr

Broken arch alley [south LA]: photo by Andrew Murr, 26 July 2018

Headlight on wall | by ADMurr

Headlight on wall [eastside LA]: photo by Andrew Murr, 27 July 2018

Self portrait with googly eyes #elcerrito #eastbay #sfbayarea #california #Neighborhood #house #rocklawn #googlyeyes | by neocles

Self portrait with googly eyes #elcerrito #eastbay #sfbayarea #california #Neighborhood #house #rocklawn #googlyeyes: photo by neocles, 4 July 2018 

#mural #albany #eastbay #sfbayarea #california #ohlonetrail #hipstamatic #photography | by neocles

#mural #albany #eastbay #sfbayarea #california #ohlonetrail #hipstamatic #photohgraphy: photo by neocles, 14 July 2018

Neighborhood Nights (Slow return) | by neocles

Neighborhood Nights (Slow return) [El Cerrito, CA]: photo by neocles, 14 February 2018

Cactus and Laundry | by neocles

Cactus and Laundry [Oakland, CA]: photo by neocles, 4 February 2015

Marin Deer 1/4 | by neocles

Marin Deer 1/4 [China Camp, Marin County]: photo by neocles, 6 February 2016

Owens Valley Crepuscular | by neocles

Owens Valley Crepuscular [Swall Meadows, Owens Valley]: photo by neocles, 22 August 2012

... | by Fermin Guzman

Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… [Barrio San Juan, Amecameca de Juarez,  Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… [Barrio San Juan, Amecameca de Juarez,  Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Amecameca, EDOMEX 2018… [Barrio San Juan, Amecameca de Juarez,  Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 21 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

... | by Fermin Guzman

Texcoco, EDOMEX 2018… [Santa Catarina del Monte, Mexico]: photo by Fermin Guzman, 16 July 2018

Sleeping Child, Mexico DF | by Marcelo  Montecino

Sleeping Child, Mexico DF: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 5 September 2015

Mexico, 1981, 222776622mm-29m | by Marcelo  Montecino

Mexico, 1981, 222776622mm29-m: photo by Marcelo Montecino, 23 October 2013

In the shade | by efo

In the shade | Bon Tempe Lake, Marin Co. [Fairfax, Ca.]: photo by efo, 17 July 2018

In the shade | by efo

In the shade | Bon Tempe Lake, Marin Co. [Fairfax, Ca.]: photo by efo, 17 July 2018

In the shade | by efo

In the shade | Bon Tempe Lake, Marin Co. [Fairfax, Ca.]: photo by efo, 17 July 2018

So many bouncy houses | by efo

So many bouncy houses | A Sunday in Richmond [Richmond, Ca.]: photo by efo, 16 July 2018

So many bouncy houses | by efo

So many bouncy houses | A Sunday in Richmond [Richmond, Ca.]: photo by efo, 16 July 2018

So many bouncy houses | by efo

So many bouncy houses | A Sunday in Richmond [Richmond, Ca.]: photo by efo, 16 July 2018 

bouncy houses

Prof Bo Peep said the little temples of whoops
and screams 
and sugarfueled hyped into orbit space-x
             kid attitude
                           up and down the block 
express
             societal release
   i get flashes
now of scenes of unanticipated enigmatic
                  constrained
semi-societally licensed
                            latitude

played out in lives of ancestors dead long ago
under dusty palms on silent 
white tacky little socal streets
all those grim whited out years 
behind white windowlace in santa monica 
    of praying
going to church w pat o'brien and not praying
having an attitude in the dark confessional pews 
having ww ii combat vet motorcycle cop
broken marriage ptsd  
        catching 
                  rectal cancer 
and never stopping
                          privately 
                                       wishing  
they'd never left chicago 


2018-114 | by biosfear

2018-144 | Berkeley, CA: photo by biosfear, 16 July 2018

5 comments:

Wooden Boy said...

Shining to no higher end
than to presage the grasses fall.

TC said...

Duncan, It's forever a marvel to me that AM could have writ so beautifully when still such a young man, and so deeply in the lyric mode when all round, outside Fairfax's gardens, red war had been going on, and every battlefield had become a site of apocalyptic signs and omens, and like it or no everyone in England had a stake - though perhaps the fieldworkers had their attention on the chores, as the hired help must always do.

The Von Karajan Brahms, magnificent.

None of the intensity or swelling spiritual enormity of world spirit in our Andy, though both these young men, still in their mid thirties, had produced such brilliant work so early.

Brahms would have been brooding - over the deaths of Clara Schumann and, a decade later, of his mother - we're told.

I've always had him down as the brooding sort.

"Inside, I never laugh."

"Life robs us of more than death does."

Obviously these are two distinct mind-sets, or time-ghosts more like.

Always amazed by the playfulness in Marvell, in despite of the parlous times. I think that has to be the 17th century mind. English falls off a cliff thereafter. Having already left us all that marvelous poetry - Marvell's the high point of it, to my belated understanding.

TC said...

Well, no, Mr Marvel would have not even been 30 at the time he tossed off this nuanced little gem of cabinet poetry for the ages, which will be appreciated as long as there is English and as long as there are comets thought meaningful and civil wars breaking nations and families and yet fireflies in summer and young men in high summer discombobulated by beauty - though there again, what and whom Mr M might gave found beauteous, then, or ever, remains lockt within the mystery he will always be.

After all, we do know both Clara Schumann and Brahms' mother were actual historical persons, whereas Juliana, not so much... more idea than person.

TC said...

By the by, while we're doing a minimal bit of background on the AM of the period of the Wars - and do forgive that, it's all down to the beautiful attention of Wooden Boy (thank you again WB!) - ought also to at least mention the great Chilean photographer Marcelo Montecino, intimate chronicler of decades of political repression and resistance; in his own very different epoch MM was equally or in fact far more than equally cognizant of the tragic depths of civil strife, within his family, his homeland, and indeed throughout a hemisphere.

His work from Mexico and that of the contemporary Mexican photographer Fermin Guzman are here with Mr M's for a reason, though that reason may be obscure to everybody but me (wouldn't be the first time tbh).

TC said...

Now also told that not everybody knows what a bouncy house is.

But anybody who's not yet lost hearing and has loitered within a quarter mile of one will know.

Even the traffic roar can't compete with that level of bedlam.