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photoblog image Zyrynology: The Elegy in Green

Zyrynology: The Elegy in Green

...will you

                 weep for me

                                      when I'm

                                                      gone...

Zyrynology: The Elegy in Green

...will you

                 weep for me

                                      when I'm

                                                      gone...

comments (19)

  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM, USA
  • 19 Feb 2008, 02:03
Lovely shades of green in this shot!
vz-nostalgia: Green it is then, Ms. Helen. smile
excellent greens
vz-nostalgia: That's what I say to my wife every time I have a bowl of salad. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands
  • 19 Feb 2008, 07:22
Yes Viktor, I will weep and I don't care if somebody will see my tears, but some times dying can be a blessing..but than the tears will be of grief and joy, knowing the suffering ended......I love this picture, it brought tears in my eyes and I don't mind telling you.....
vz-nostalgia: I have no immediate plans to decease, Ms. Astrid, but from time to time I do wonder, what will change in this world, if I'm gone. And every time the answer is the same: not a thing.
I'm touched that this photograph brought tears to your eyes. That's the ultimate reward for the artist, when his/her work brings the viewer's soul onto the verge of an emotional explosion.
Heavens: this is a very good picture VZ - it reminds me of something like ancient chinese wallpaper. It's a study in mobile greenery
vz-nostalgia: What's "mobile greenery", Chris? Never heard of it. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 19 Feb 2008, 07:53
Wer die Schönheit angeschaut mit Augen,
Ist dem Tode schon anheimgegeben,
Wird für keinen Dienst auf Erden taugen,
Und doch wird er vor dem Tode beben,
Wer die Schönheit angeschaut mit Augen!
(August von Platen, Tristan)

Yes, I shall weep..., overwhelmed by such a beauty, formerly blue was my favorite colour, but now it is green, this special green! The photo reminds me -like Chris- of ancient Chinese or Japanese wallpapers!
vz-nostalgia: The man who has looked upon beauty with his eyes
Is already handed over to death;
He will be no good for the earthly duties,
And yet he will tremble in the face of death,
The man who has looked upon beauty with his eyes!

I see you're fully immersed into the great German poems of the Romantic Era, Ms. Philine. It's a nice place to be nowadays, I must admit.
But please don't change your favourite colors in a hurry. I might post an elegy in pink tomorrow. What will you do then? smile
  • Tracy
  • 19 Feb 2008, 13:09
Love this shot Viktor, stirs emotion and thoughts deep within.
vz-nostalgia: Now I can go away, mission accomplished. smile
But seriously, that's the highest compliment one can get, when a photograph "stirs emotion and thoughts deep within". I'm truly moved.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Feb 2008, 16:12
Nope!
Still lots of life there, so much to soon to be creating an elegy!
vz-nostalgia: I'll be back to shooting bugs fairly soon, Ray. See you there. smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 19 Feb 2008, 16:16
In reply I shall quote you the last two lines of 'Remember' by Christina Rossetti -
"Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad."
However, this is easier said than done, so yes, I probably would weep. I weep every day for one who has gone.
Your picture, by the way, is beautiful, like shot silk.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: She was a wise woman, Christina Rossetti.
Time is the best healer, for it softens and dulls the pain of memories bit by bit with every passing day.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Feb 2008, 01:42
I wonder if Christina was thinking of Jane Morris when she wrote that?

Your blog is by far the oasis of intellectual thinking at Shutterchance. Always I go away with so much more than I came with.

I find green so restful and restorative and refreshing. Beautiful post Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Why would she think of Jane Morris? She published the Goblin Market in 1864, two years earlier Elizabeth Siddall, Rossetti's wife, died. Jane Morris started posing for Christine's brother at a much later date. If she was thinking of a woman, it would be E.Siddall, don't you think?
It makes me feel good, seeing that you came to visit Nostalgia at almost 2 am your time, Ms. Pixie.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 20 Feb 2008, 04:07
Viktor,
Before I post my "Elegy in Green," I want to thank you for the photograph and your words which inspired it. The photograph is so delicate and beautiful that the words and thoughts flowed.

Bid me to weep when you depart
and I will cry you 40 years of 40 days and 40 nights of floods.
My tears will be the salvation of mankind, but will never wash away my memories of you.

Bid me to weep when you depart
and I will cry you an ocean of the deepest of blues.
My tears will be the waves on which you sail away, but will never sweep away my memories of you.

Bid me to weep when you depart
and I will cry you an oasis in the middle of the Sahara.
My tears will be your refuge, but will never shelter me from my memories of you.

Bid me to weep when you depart.
For you, in your leaving, deserve no less than to know the depth of my sadness
and I, in my staying, deserve no more.
vz-nostalgia: Oh Ms. Kathryn. That is the saddest, the purest, the most sincere poem I've read in a long time, if ever. I can't believe my image inspired you to write such a touching poetic lament.
ps. I can't reply with another poem, as everything else will pale in comparison to yours.
pps. The more I read it, the more I like it.
Another very sad title. Mourning never ends.
I really like this composition and the heightened greens. It's rather Japanese in feel for me, although I noticed someone thinks its Chinese.
vz-nostalgia: I might have some Japanese blood in me, who knows. There is a Mongolian part in me, this I know for sure, as Russians were under Monlgolians for almost 300 years back in the ages, I'm sure you know this, Ms. Jamoula, because you like Tarkovsky's films. If you saw "Andrei Rublev", you know what I'm talking about. smile
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • 20 Feb 2008, 16:53
Tu peux attendre qu'on est pris un verre de vin blanc frais avant de mourir peut-être smile Je trouve fantastique l'eau qui devient le ciel par la grâce d'un angle de vue .... et je trouve ce coin de nature plutôt romantique. Raison de plus pour ne pas pleurer mais sourire smile
vz-nostalgia: Ms. France,
I promise, before I disappear into the nothingness, we'll make a bottle of a good well chilled white wine empty at the corner cafe in Bordeaux. That would be, if I plan to die in the hot days of summer. If I decide to go away from all this mess called life in winter, we'll have a bottle of a good red wine (room temperature) instead. I'll be waiting for your recommendations regarding the good year of the grape harvest and the region. smile
En regardant cette photo, je me demande si je suis encore debout, couché, la tête en bas ???
Peut-être que je vole, je me pose la question ?
Une chose est sur : c'est simple et trés beau ...
vz-nostalgia: You better stop staring, Henri. Otherwise, you might never wake up. smile That's the magic power of my photographs smile
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 21 Feb 2008, 07:22
BEAUTIFUL greens...
vz-nostalgia: They sure are, Sam. smile
Thanks for your sweet comment Viktor. I've just laughted a lot ! smilesmilesmile
Of course, I'll weep... but I'm not in a hurry ! Please, stay alive ! smile
vz-nostalgia: A weep through laughter is the best one, Ms. Flo. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 2 Mar 2008, 23:51
No. I would rather "cry you a river" ... if you stay..and green seems to be a good colour to start building immortality and make it a little less boring.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, I'd love to sail on the river you will cry for me, Ms. Reis. It's definitely worth staying just to experience the salty taste of the river of your tears. smile
  • Bernard
  • France
  • 17 Mar 2008, 07:34
on dirait une peinture Japonaise
Bernard
vz-nostalgia: Some would say it's a Japanese painting, I'd say it's a Nostalgia photograph. smile
I was enjoying this photo briefly and then clicking on to look at more of your archive. Something said to go back and read the comments, so glad I did, many wonderful thoughts inspired...
vz-nostalgia: smile we should learn a lesson from this, Edward, to always listen to our guts, follow our intuition. smile Women are very good at this, in contrast to us, men. We often follow what our brain tells us, not our visceral feeling. smile
  • Olga
  • Spain
  • 30 Oct 2012, 19:27
Strange but evocative image.
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