La Plume Noire Photography

Song of the Flower

I am a kind word uttered and repeated 
By the voice of Nature; 
I am a star fallen from the 
Blue tent upon the green carpet. 
I am the daughter of the elements 
With whom Winter conceived; 
To whom Spring gave birth; I was 
Reared in the lap of Summer and I 
Slept in the bed of Autumn. 

At dawn I unite with the breeze 
To announce the coming of light; 
At eventide I join the birds 
In bidding the light farewell. 

The plains are decorated with 
My beautiful colors, and the air 
Is scented with my fragrance. 

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of 
Night watch over me, and as I 
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is 
The only eye of the day. 

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to 
The voices of the birds, and dance 
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass. 

I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; 
I am the memory of a moment of happiness; 
I am the last gift of the living to the dead; 
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow. 

But I look up high to see only the light, 
And never look down to see my shadow. 
This is wisdom which man must learn.

Khalil Gibran 

One of my favourite, best-loved poem is the ‘Song of the Flower’ by Khalil Gibran. The words clearly speak for themselves. Thus it describes my love of photographing nature perfectly. Mother Nature is truly beautiful! Wherever you look, you will always find beauty, even in the smallest of places. All you have to do is to open your eyes, and if you listen closely, you might just hear the flowers sing; the sweetest song you will ever hear.

I share with you now, some more of my photographic beauties. It seems my nature shots have been rather popular these days. So I have provided more unseen footage. These photographs were taken from all sides of the world. Enjoy!

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30 comments

  1. “But I look up high to see only the light,
    And never look down to see my shadow.
    This is wisdom which man must learn.”

    That is good advice 🙂 And another book full of poems is the Psalms in the Bible. in Psalm 7, the psalmist is on the “messy earth” but then in Psalm 8, he takes his eyes off the earth to look up to the heavens!

    O Jehovah our Lord,
    How excellent is Your name
    In all the earth,
    You who have set Your glory over the heavens!

    Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings
    You have established strength
    Because of Your adversaries,
    To stop the enemy and the avenger.

    When I see Your heavens, the works of Your fingers,
    The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,

    What is mortal man, that You remember him,
    And the son of man, that You visit him?

    You have made him a little lower than angels
    And have crowned him with glory and honor.

    For You have caused him to rule over the works of Your hands;
    You have put all things under his feet:

    All sheep and oxen,
    As well as the beasts of the field,

    The birds of heaven and the fish of the sea,
    Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

    O Jehovah our Lord,
    How excellent is Your name In all the earth!

  2. Beauuutiful! I couldn’t access the wordpress for a week or two because of the Chinese firewall, so I only got a notification about the new post on my e-mail – without any pictures. Just got here to ask for some new photos when – here they are!
    There’s something about those nature shots, isn’t there? Preparing to post some of my own autumn images from Hangzhou, but they’re not nearly as nice as yours (due to my bad camera and the lack of technical skill with it).

    • Thank you! I never knew China even blocks WordPress. I know they block Facebook, because my friends cannot access it over there. Wow.

      I really must explore China some day. I’m very sure I will get the chance.

      I look forward in seeing your shots!

      • They block Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Blogger… Someone told me that WordPress was off the hook, but I was definitely blocked. I think I managed to access some basic form of one blog once, but the address can’t have the extension -wordpress.com .

      • I’m just glad Hong Kong is not affected. I go back and visit every year.

        I have always wondered why the Chinese government would block these sites. I’m sure politics will always interfere. Do they fear the outside world that much?

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