Thursday, June 24, 2010

Summer Window/Deep Sea

Mina and I changed the windows at Arjan just before solstice - more views on TinyTheatre.
.............
If it was only the dark voice of the sea
That rose, or even colored by many waves;
If it was only the outer voice of sky
And cloud, of sunken coral water-walled,
However close, it would have been deep air,
The heaving speech of air, a summer sound
Repeated in a summer without end...

--from The Idea of Order at Key West, Wallace Stevens

11 comments:

Cláudia said...

Beautiful image and words. As I said in Tiny, I loved to see Bryan's contribution to the scenery.

On a more personal note, I must say that "summer without end" give me the creeps ... Summer in Rio is a hell's furnace ;-)

ArtSparker said...

C-that's funny, about Summer. I think in Stevens' poem there is an echo of Tennyson's version of Homer's Lotus eaters who lived in a "land where it seemed always afternooon", with the implication that work was done and everybody was sitting around, you know, chillin'

Cláudia said...

Freaking chilling...

Charles Gramlich said...

Lovely against the sandy backdrop

Jess *^_^* said...

Lovely sea-sidey feelings! :) xx

ger said...

Has the little diver dragged all this stuff out of the ocean already...? Seems so, + now his boss/his fate/his curiosity? force him to go in one more time, although he´s very weary...

California Girl said...

I'm w/ Claudia. The poem conjures a great image and you fulfill it.

I thought the lotus eaters were always stoned. Who wrote a book with that title...Nathaniel somebody...?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Is that diver
having a pee
turning green
the deep blue sea?

I admire Homer's Lotus Eaters but I prefer Marge's carpet slippers.

ArtSparker said...

TFE- I believe Homer himself prefers donuts.

Wine-dark donuts, mmmmmmm....

Celeste Bergin said...

ah, the diver is divine. I have always loved those diving suits.

aleph said...

I think it´s the first time i see sand and seashells in a window like this. and pearls and a diver, really nice window. Stevens´text is inspiring.