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Aeneas and the Priestess by catch---22 Aeneas and the Priestess by catch---22
From here there is a road that leads to the waters

of Tartarean Acheron. Here thick with mud a whirlpool seethes

in the vast depths, and spews all its sands into Cocytus.

A grim ferryman watches over the rivers and streams,

Charon, dreadful in his squalor, with a mass of unkempt

white hair straggling from his chin: flames glow in his eyes...


Then Aeneas, stirred and astonished at the tumult, said:

‘O virgin, tell me, what does this crowding to the river mean?

What do the souls want? And by what criterion do these leave

the bank, and those sweep off with the oars on the leaden stream?

The ancient priestess spoke briefly to him, so:

‘Son of Anchises, true child of the gods, you see

the deep pools of Cocytus, and the Marsh of Styx,

by whose name the gods fear to swear falsely.

All this crowd, you see, were destitute and unburied:

that ferryman is Charon: those the waves carry were buried:

he may not carry them from the fearful shore on the harsh waters

before their bones are at rest in the earth. They roam

for a hundred years and flit around these shores...


~ virgil - the aeneid VI


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the last one of this series... promise.
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
lovely! 
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you Hanan!
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partiallyHere Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
:heart:
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
many thanks Alain.
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome Dennis
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Very fine shot and work Dennis...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Steven!
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wolfcreek50 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Always welcome Dennis...
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fabulous! :w00t:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Muses surely fight fierce battles over you :)
An incredible series and a perfect epilogue, Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
ever gracious... thank you Dove!
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always, Dennis. :rose:
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Lovely shot Dennis, you have made it so soulful, and peaceful :love:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you much Donna!!
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
:rose: you are most welcome :love:
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Astonished and can not decide if I have to fav photograph or the the selection of the poem or the the combination of both of them. Bravo :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
I am glad you enjoyed both Ayhan!!

thank you :D
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:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Always my pleasure :D
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
fabulously scene and captured, dennis..pure poetry in mo...err..stillness! :D beautiful work my friend :clap:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
alol thank you Addam!!
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NWunseen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:) my pleasure, Dennis!
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow, love the literary connection to The Aeneid here. Very well seen. :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much LeeAnne :)
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erene Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Brilliant shot!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Erene!
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erene Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
You are welcome :)
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CecilyAndreuArtwork Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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peterpateman Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I particularly like the contrast between the softness of the background tree and the clarity of the foreground reflected limbs. Very well done Dennis!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
many thanks Peter! :)
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:iconpeterpateman:
peterpateman Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My great pleasure Dennis! =)
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Nahuask Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
A serene whiteness.
Stunning shot
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catch---22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
:heart:

thank you Celine :heart:
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:iconnahuask:
Nahuask Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Always a pleasure,dear
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Photographer
Amazing Dennis!:D
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Peggy! :D
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:iconmetal-bender:
Metal-Bender Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Photographer
You're very welcome Dennis!:D
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Writer
drowned and spooky... gasping for breath... no end in sight... just long, lonely, apathetic death...

Hauntingly beautiful, Dennis. :heart:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
it's a trippy place... thank you Claudia :heart:
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Mashuto Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow Dennis... this is just great. The simplicity and tranquility you have managed to capture here is really great.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
many thanks Matt!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant capture..Dennis.The branches are on water are my favorite.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you much Lois :heart:
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:iconwingsofdragons:
wingsofdragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :heart:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Fabulous High Key image Dennis,again,loved all you shot from this location :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you much Jonathan! :)
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lostknightkg Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Ghostly lake :fear:
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