as the world ends, to enter the last note of its music

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    Some words for you and me, not because they are particularly appropriate but just because they make music for this image.

    Not to have………

    Not to have but to be.
    The black heart of the poppy,
    O to lie there as a seed.

    To become the beloved.
    As the world ends, to enter
    the last note of its music.

    I bit on a seed and it spoke on my tongue
    of day that shone already among stars
    in the water-mirror of low ground,

    Denise Levertov (1923 – 1997) from The Goddess

    ineedathis, the older I get, the more fun I have!, and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. jmtimages 73 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colors, textures and tones along with lovely waterdrops in this very nice macro for our Monday!

      Please take care and have a good Monday, dear Ilse! *hugs*

    2. kevin dooley 73 months ago | reply

      i hope this is not prescient...

    3. Julien Ratel ( Júllí Jónsson ) 73 months ago | reply

      lovely flower and DOF Ilse!!
      Hugs!!

    4. ana_lee_smith 73 months ago | reply

      There was a theatre director in TO, Ilse. He was dying and his final creative project was a film of his own simulated last hours & death, shot from his hospice bed. Called "The Last Supper", flowers & music played a significant role. Your beautiful macro flower & its title brought that extraordinary artistic endeavour back to mind. Thank you. Be well, angel lady & have a good evening. XXX

    5. ~Lila~ [deleted] 73 months ago | reply

      this is pinkalicious wetlicious gorgeous Ilse!!
      Beautiful tones and the lighitng is lovely!
      That color is to really pretty!!
      Have a fab day babycakes!!
      OOXOX

      You are invited to post this spectacular photo in Art, Beauty and Expressions !!!
      for group
      Art Beauty and Expressions

    6. uteart 73 months ago | reply

      most beautiful bougainvillea macro Ilse, perfect exposure and exquisite color. have a wonderful week (((:

    7. grace_photography 73 months ago | reply

      a stunning image Ilse:-)
      beautiful poetry!
      love the color.

    8. Sheila in Moonducks 73 months ago | reply

      the color and light and the poem are all wonderful
      perfect

      have a lovely week

    9. oOo Bev oOo 73 months ago | reply

      oOo Hello Ilse ... beautiful ... always beautiful ... and love your
      new icon ... BIG KISS FOR YOU ... Bev oOo

    10. diesmali 73 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful Ilse... gorgrous drops, details, colours. A great macro study!

    11. SallyT. 73 months ago | reply

      Lovely macro Ilse, beautiful contrasting colours too.

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    12. Martyn Starkey 73 months ago | reply

      Lovely work Ilse!

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    13. Kirsten Storm 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called You made my day!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      A beautiful colour mix! Great image!

    14. JLMphoto 73 months ago | reply

      Such delicate petals -- wonderful color and detail. Perfectly matched to that deep green background. Beautiful image!

    15. Born 2 Be Mild ~ 73 months ago | reply

      This is so beautiful

    16. -salzherz- 73 months ago | reply

      It's not just taking such a wonderful picture; it's more seeing it in your heart, before you take the cam......
      Love it, BS!!!!

      Seen at my BS's beautiful fotostream (090303)

    17. wolkenblau19 73 months ago | reply

      wunderschöne,zarte und farbenfrohe Blütenblätter..............................sehr schön..................lieben Gruss an Dich.................

    18. Tulay Emekli 73 months ago | reply

      The reflection of your beautiful soul my strmmate ... and your great skills of course :)

    19. erikomoket 73 months ago | reply

      lovely macro such beautiful colors tone.....Ilse.

      色使いの組合せがとても素敵です。。。

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    20. tr7fun 73 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful image

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