A Lady Red

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    A Lady red—amid the Hill
    Her annual secret keeps!
    A Lady white, within the Field
    In placid Lily sleeps!

    The tidy Breezes, with their Brooms—
    Sweep vale—and hill—and tree!
    Prithee, My pretty Housewives!
    Who may expected be?

    The Neighbors do not yet suspect!
    The Woods exchange a smile!
    Orchard, and Buttercup, and Bird—
    In such a little while!

    And yet, how still the Landscape stands!
    How nonchalant the Hedge!
    As if the "Resurrection"
    Were nothing very strange!

    Emily DIckinson

    Great Salt Lake Images, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. old mr_johnnya 37 months ago | reply

      wonderful deep color capture. love the contrasts. very engaging composition. one gets lost amoung the velvety folds.

    2. *Lynne 37 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter Sunday.

    3. Redzenradish Photography 37 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I always appreciate your comments......

      Happy Easter to you as well!

    4. alton.tw 37 months ago | reply

      Striking image. I like the association--not too literal, but there--with Dickinson's poem.

    5. _Atse_ 37 months ago | reply

      wow... real RED.. ! ;)
      nice one Kristina

    6. SpinalFudge [deleted] 34 months ago | reply

      It's like the folds of a red silk dress, not cast off in passions broiling haste, but relinquished all the same, to flutter softly to the floor like a bloodied parachute. Yet who was this lady in red? Surely not she immortalised by Mort Dixon and Allie Wrubel. Or Jean Hill perhaps; she who witnessed what the aliens did and died for it. Then there was Anna Sage, her betrayal marked by these words in chalk on a Chicago sidewalk:
      Stranger, stop and wish me well,
      Just a prayer for my soul in Hell.
      I was a good fellow, most people said,
      Betrayed by a woman all dressed in red.

      I could add Carmen Sandiego to the list but draw the line... ha ha ha, pun... there. I absolutely refuse to mention that sappy song by Chris de Burghhhhh... blaarrrrghhhh...

      Other than that... nice capture, gal!

    7. 23 Photography by Sharon Farrell 34 months ago | reply

      Nature imitates the voluptuous blush of a woman. Wildly captivating.

    8. Redzenradish Photography 34 months ago | reply

      From Jean Hill to Anna Sage is a broad stretch! And no, no, no......not Chris de Burghhhhhhh! Damnit! Now I can't get that song out of my head.....

    9. Redzenradish Photography 34 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone.....I appreciate your comments!

    10. Genie W. 26 months ago | reply

      Exquisite reds and beautiful textures.

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