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Friday, February 13, 2009

friday the 13th | swan lake day



The snow queen and the swan



The Swan
Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air -
An armful of white blossoms,
A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned
into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies,
Biting the air with its black beak?
Did you hear it, fluting and whistling
A shrill dark music - like the rain pelting the trees - like a waterfall
Knifing down the black ledges?
And did you see it, finally, just under the clouds -
A white cross Streaming across the sky, its feet
Like black leaves, its wings Like the stretching light of the river?
And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything?
And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for?
And have you changed your life?


wirtten by Mary Oliver

22 comments:

  1. I love this post to much, first the editorial is Carole's best yet. and your look is amazing, dear!

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  2. hi, happy valentine's day to you!
    and that film seems good!

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  3. Whoa, the last three lines of that poem really spoke to me!!!

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  4. The editorial is so pretty and elegant, and you look so lovely in your photo! x

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  5. beautiful photo spread! may i ask what magazine its from?
    xoxo,
    Micaela

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  6. oh anouk, endlich hab ich deinen blog wiedergefunden! als mein pc abgestürzt ist sind alle links verschwunden :(
    was ist denn aus der modeschule geworden? LG!

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  7. ach die fotos sind einfach so ganz bezaubernd!

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  8. really cool photoshoot... i hate swans so much.....

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  9. Haha by last name, including my moms maiden name is schwartz-Rabin. How bizarre.

    I love the editorial. What magazine is it from? And were you supposed to be the black swan at the end?

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  10. love your posts very much. so inspiring.

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  11. wow. every thing in this post is so beautiful!

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  12. oh geez this is so gorgeous
    it makes me want to dress
    up and go take beautiful pictures
    which magazine is this from??

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  13. beautiful poems, beautiful pictures
    great post! thanks for sharing!

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  14. i loove these pictures, trentini looks soo beautiful:)

    alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  15. AWESOME PICTURES!
    & I love your blog! hugs

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  16. das erste foto ist wirklich super!

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  17. pics from vouge yeah? really love those pieces

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