Sunday, July 1, 2012

Just Sittin in the Rain

...... as kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame.....

kingfisher in the rain

but this one,  just likes to sit in the rain.... gettin soaking wet... think he's not " torturing his heart" but enjoying a good bath ! Heh! Heh!

Catching my friend the kingfisher in the rain also brings to mind Hopkins beautiful poem

“As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
I say more: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.”
-Gerald Manley Hopkins