Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Catching the Sun

Photos are of a flowering tree that I particularly like. 


Dandelions...I think. 

Make a wish

Pretty in Pink

I bloomed for you today,
Unfurling myself...
Outstretching my colours,
But you didn't notice me,
A tiny little thing,
In a sea of green.
If only you'd look closer...

I had to take many shots before getting a clear photo. Had the camera so close to the ground and was basically snapping away blindly...hoping the macro function would work.
Photos taken in Torino, Italy


A drawing by me

Monday, 30 March 2009

A Closer Look

This photo is a close-up on one of the many bunches of flowers from a bigger bush. Forgive me, I have no idea what they're called.

They didn't look like much from a far... patches of white and barely visible reds in a big green bush. But a closer look and... behold such beauty.

Below, the same flowers... seemingly cascading downwards.


Photos taken in Padova, Italy
Quiet and undisturbed...

Of Sorrow and Romance

On the bridge:
A prisoner sighs:
'Tis close to sunset,
And like the sun my heart sinks lower and lower,
An unblinking eye,
A final blaze of red fury,
Mine hands tug at the irons that hold me fast,
Ah my beloved city, I now behold you one last time,
Before darkness takes me forever.

Down beneath him, a different tune is sung:
So gently the water carries us.
As tender as your caresses.
The sun is setting my love.
Indeed it is, indeed it is,
Hold me and kiss me,
Upon this gondola,
Beneath this bridge,
Of loving sighs,
For then eternal love,
Shall be forever ours.

The Bridge of Sighs in Venice.
I visited the bridge at the wrong time. Reconstruction was going on... hence the unsightly scaffolding.

Of leaving...

A Million Miles Away

Here inside of me, lies a feeling,
A secret feeling the world should never know,
Of how joy and sadness, together stealing,
My heart and my soul; “Oh how great is this woe!”

It started out small, unnoticeable at first,
Just as how most things of the earth so often do.
But then it grew till I feared it would burst,
It was then that I knew I was in love with you.

The feeling was reciprocal; of this I am sure,
‘Twas your care, your touch, your eyes that gave you away
But alas the exhilarating joy that I felt as it were,
I murdered and threw out; I couldn’t let it stay.

So I pretended and lied; I hid my feelings well,
I made my mind Emperor and Ruler Supreme,
“Pay no heed,” I told myself, “to the many tears that well…
and fall down to the earth in trickling streams”

For as sure as the East is far from the West,
We were never made nor meant for each other,
Not this lad, not this lass,
And I will tread this path no further.

I wish you knew of all the pain and tears,
I felt when I ripped myself from you.
And how a thousand daggers my heart did pierce,
When I said and did all, save what was true.

Yet although I ignored what I so desperately wanted us to be,
I could not say goodbye nor push you away completely.
So I dwelled in your shadow, yet, a speck of dust in your sea,
The pain and the sorrow…”Oh God, help me!”

And then as if a little girl’s prayer had been answered,
There came in the form of a portal, strong and true,
A way out; the solid excuse I needed,
To take me a million miles away from you…

A million miles away from your being,
A million miles away from ever seeing,
Your smiles, your frowns, your ups, and your downs…
I’m glad to be away from the ‘you’ that I’ve found.

But alas I have realized that the most tragic part,
Is that a million miles away with you, I left my heart…


Photo of the Sunset: taken in Langkawi, Malaysia