Wednesday, January 26, 2011

O! Thou Heavenly Creatures...

HAIL, beauteous stranger of the grove! Thou messenger of Spring!
Now Heaven repairs thy rural seat,  And woods thy welcome ring. 

~ John Logan

2011_01_16_011390 Blyths reed warbler Copy
Blyth's Reed Warbler

Delightful visitant! with thee  I hail the time of flowers,
And hear the sound of music sweet  From birds among the bowers.

~ John Logan

2011_01_23_012093 Paradise Flycatcher Male  White  Crop
Paradise Flycatcher

What time the daisy decks the green, thy certain voice we hear:
Hast thou a star to guide thy path,  or mark the rolling year?
~ John Logan 

2011_01_18_011487 Egret with drop crop

Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear;
Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No Winter in thy year! 
~ John Logan

2011_01_18_011445 Chestnut tailed starling crop
Chestnut tailed starling

2011_01_23_012525 Orange headed Thrush Crop
Orange headed Thrush

I just want to stroke them, to see them glisten,
I want to see them alive,and to talk with them on my shoulders

But Impossible. They can't be touched,
they can only be felt like a heavenly whisper or movement,
~ Pablo Neruda

2011_01_15_011053 Purple Moorhen cs3 crop
Purple Moorhen

O could I fly, I'd fly with thee! We'd make, with joyful wing,
Our annual visit o'er the globe, Companions of the Spring.
~ John Logan

2011_01_21_011804 western reef egret flight Crop
Western Reef Egret

2011_01_15_010997 Tern crop
Tern in flight


Nupur Roopa said...

Great pics and apt words! Just brilliant!!!


Voice of Powai said...

Amazing photography, brings nature alive on the screen. You never get to see them like this in real life too.