End of the Day

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© Pamela Haberman
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

In the long evening of April through the cool light
Bayle's two sheep dogs sail down the lane like magpies
for the flock a moment before he appears near the oaks
a stub of a man rolling as he approaches
smiling and smiling and his dogs are afraid of him
we stand among the radiant stones looking out over
green lucent wheat and earth combed red under bare walnut limbs
bees hanging late in cowslips and lingering bird cherry
stumps and brush that were the grove of hazel trees
where the land turns above the draped slopes and the valley
filled with its one sunbeam and we exchange a few questions
as though nothing were different but he has bulldozed the upland
pastures and the shepherds' huts into piles of rubble
and has his sheep fenced in everyone's meadows now
the smell of box and damp leaves drifts from the woods where a blackbird
is warning of nightfall Bayle has plans to demolish
the ancient walls of the lane and level it wide
so that trucks can go all the way down to where the lambs
with perhaps two weeks to live are waiting for him at the wire
he hurries toward them while the sun sinks and the hour
turns chill as iron and in the oaks the first nightingales
of the year kindle their unapproachable voices
~ W.S.Merwin

61 responses

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY   gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Love the warm glow in the foreground & the stark B&W in the sky! Nice processing!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    glorious colors! love this scene.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    Wow, what a wonderful image.

  • sameer khanore

    sameer khanore gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    Wow !!! Good Shot !!!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    absolutely beautiful shot! Love the mood!!!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    wow!

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (9 Mar 2011):

    gorgeous atmospheric image. (pretty spectacular w.s. merwyn passage too.)

  • Page L.

    Page L. (Deleted) said (9 Mar 2011):

    It is dream like.

  • Stephanie Nelson

    Stephanie Nelson gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    I love this picture!

  • ComfreyandJoy

    ComfreyandJoy gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    This is a show stopper. very well done!!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (10 Mar 2011):

    OH this is amazing and beautiful,

  • mark yugawa

    mark yugawa gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    such fantastic colors. great shot!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    Wickedly wonderful.

  • Elizabeth Saporito

    Elizabeth Saporito gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    Gorgeous.

  • JojoH

    JojoH (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    couldn't get any better!

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (11 Mar 2011):

    fantasy!

  • Jeffrey Cummins

    Jeffrey Cummins gave props (14 Mar 2011):

    Good gravy ... amazing!

  • Chibelle

    Chibelle gave props (22 Mar 2011):

    Love this... beautiful composition

  • BliscoO

    BliscoO said (6 Apr 2011):

    great capture and edition very good job..

  • helen loveless

    helen loveless gave props (16 Apr 2011):

    amazing-- nice, very nice. are selling copies of this?

  • Julien Maury

    Julien Maury gave props (26 Apr 2011):

    hey you're really good at that.!

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (26 Apr 2011):

    Photography at it's finest !!! Congrats!!

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (27 Apr 2011):

    Gorgeous!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (11 May 2011):

    maaliline töötlus

  • Jim Bennett

    Jim Bennett   said (13 May 2011):

    Great series

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jun 2011):

    S U P E R B E n t r y !

  • Nancy Whalen

    Nancy Whalen said (9 Jun 2011):

    This photo gives me such warm peace. The column trees really balance out this photo. The light is amazing.

  • Marela

    Marela said (17 Jun 2011):

    gorgeous photo! great composition and colors

  • Silvia Ganora

    Silvia Ganora gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Amazing light!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Jun 2011):

    back to vote.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    Incredibly beautiful, stunning image!...........Voted.

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (22 Jun 2011):

    A beautiful balance of light, soft tones with dark stormy sky contrast. Best of Luck in the contest, this is deserving to win!

  • Seth Deibel

    Seth Deibel gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Great photo!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Congrats on making the blog.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Beautiful, I voted and congratulations on making the blog as John says!

  • Ivana Kasic

    Ivana Kasic gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Just stunning : )

  • Ralph Deeds

    Ralph Deeds said (23 Jun 2011):

    Dramatic shot. Nice!

  • Gada Putra

    Gada Putra gave props (25 Jun 2011):

    like the mood... compo, colortone... the touch of light up there... and the cloud... GREAT Capture...!!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (28 Jun 2011):

    wonderful and congrats on making the JPG blog!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    BTV :)

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes   gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    VOTED

  • Gary Benefield

    Gary Benefield gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    shweetness

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Fantastic colors!!! VOTED!!!!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (11 Jul 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (13 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful entry!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski gave props (23 Jul 2011):

    very nice picture, well done.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (28 Jul 2011):

    So very beautiful!! My vote too!

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker   gave props (20 Aug 2011):

    Stunning!

  • Shahadat hossain

    Shahadat hossain said (24 Aug 2011):

    gracious light !

  • Carlos Diaz: Bartlebooth's Moveable feast

    Carlos Diaz: Bartlebooth's Moveable feast gave props (26 Aug 2011):

    Cool shot

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (23 Sep 2011):

    Wow! Takes my breath away. Wish I could vote more than once.

  • Fran Schroeder

    Fran Schroeder gave props (25 Sep 2011):

    a friend of mine paints like this

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray   gave props (4 Oct 2011):

    I came back to vote!

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (5 Oct 2011):

    voted for sure

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (7 Oct 2011):

    voted

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY   gave props (1 Nov 2011):

    Voted!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Fabulous ...

  • A. Amantine

    A. Amantine (Deleted) said (29 Jul 2012):

    Amazing.

  • Marc Landriault

    Marc Landriault gave props (24 Mar 2013):

    Spectacular!

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