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Flowers From the Mountains by catch---22 Flowers From the Mountains by catch---22
Every day you play with the light of the universe.
Subtle visitor, you arrive in the flower and the water.
You are more than this white head that I hold tightly
as a cluster of fruit, every day, between my hands.

You are like nobody since I love you.
Let me spread you out among yellow garlands.
Who writes your name in letters of smoke among the stars of the south?
Oh let me remember you as you were before you existed.

Suddenly the wind howls and bangs at my shut window.
The sky is a net crammed with shadowy fish.
Here all the winds let go sooner or later, all of them.
The rain takes off her clothes.

The birds go by, fleeing.
The wind. The wind.
I can contend only against the power of men.
The storm whirls dark leaves
and turns loose all the boats that were moored last night to the sky.

You are here. Oh, you do not run away.
You will answer me to the last cry.
Cling to me as though you were frightened.
Even so, at one time a strange shadow ran through your eyes.

Now, now too, little one, you bring me honeysuckle,
and even your breasts smell of it.
While the sad wind goes slaughtering butterflies
I love you, and my happiness bites the plum of your mouth.

How you must have suffered getting accustomed to me,
my savage, solitary soul, my name that sends them all running.
So many times we have seen the morning star burn, kissing our eyes,
and over our heads the gray light unwind in turning fans.

My words rained over you, stroking you.
A long time I have loved the sunned mother-of-pearl of your body.
I go so far as to think that you own the universe.
I will bring you happy flowers from the mountains, bluebells,
dark hazels, and rustic baskets of kisses.

I want
to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.


~pablo neruda, sonnet XIV



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this was one of those times you stop noticing how cold the mist/rain was and just say, Oh Yeah...

it is around 12,400ft up, just below the summit of stony pass, near silverton, colorado. I'm ready for another spring and summer...or something.
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Iessika Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
So beautiful... I think that I would simply forget to take a photograph in those situations, that's just so insanely "out of this world" that I'd simply turn into a sponge, to soak it all up.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Photographer
it's an easy place for that to happen... thank you Jess! :heart:
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slight-art-obsession Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Just... wow...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D

thank you!
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allison731 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
:iconwootplz:
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ohhh, my god a love this pic.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you!!
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Jimmasterpieces Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your wellcome
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Writer
I think a year ago, or two or three, you had one similar to this.
I'm sure I faved it somewhere back in my page's archives.

What I love most about this photo, besides the beautiful flowers and upwards climb,
is how you've taken us into the clouds as close to heaven as you could go at this time.
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I want to reach out and caress the mists...
to grasp them between fingertips,
dreaming...
feeling the cool and cold, damp and vapor...
as too quickly it dissipates...
reminding me,
moments we do attain, albeit moments...
and only after this life is done,
we who believe long-suffering enough,
will float all the way up,
eyes wide and shining,
smiles right and beaming,
hope restored,
love overflowing,
wise and knowing...
eternally...
IF
we so please.
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And this Neruda is: :iconsmileflowerplz2::iconperfect-plz::iconsmileflowerplz2:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Claudia... and most beautiful words :heart:
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013   Writer
Thank you. :) :heart: Was a poem just for you. Your work often does that to me. Because it's not just beautiful, but also very inspiring.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
:aww:

well it is most wonderful... thank you Claudia.
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charmgal27 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely LOVE the feel the angle of the photo gives.. :heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :heart:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
yes these alpine meadows are gorgeous, incredible the different colors and shapes - hope you finally got there to the top and had your sandwich -- had there been any picas or mormottes, squirrel?
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
there was a great oily haired marmette / mormotte that seemed most fearless and curious... and several others in the distance.
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mariamism Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
amazing. i wish i was in that place! looks so full of life and mystery
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
I wish I was too!

thank you Mariam.
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coastalwaters Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
wow
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is fabulous! What a unique shot! :boogie:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so much Tea! :rose:
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moreMDM Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, that's a sight that would make the hardest heart weep...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
'tis a beautiful place...
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moreMDM Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:sigh:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
SOOOOOOOO WONDERFULL!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much Rezzan! :)
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely colours!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Peter!
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Some colors! And the background mist is beautiful.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
beautiful! i'm so ready for spring... :D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Emily! :heart:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
welcome D! :huggle:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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An incredible pairing. And you know how picky I am when it comes to this Legend.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you so very much Dove :rose:
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great color
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Alain :)
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GiardQatar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome again :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Stunning place to sit and what a view, i can smell the flowers of life from here,
:phew::sun: the words say it all......you couldn't give much more.....
wonderful combination :love:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
well I'm glad you enjoyed... thank you much Donna :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
always enjoy the mountain scenes of yours they are beautiful,
reminds me of the smokey's i very nearly got to, until a friend let me down..:(
you are welcome D :):heart:
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WhiteBook Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
:heart:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Marta :heart:
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm an hour away from Silverthorne..wow..you could meet me and Edie. hahah beautiful shot
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
silverthorne or silverton?

lol I bet you and Edie are trouble! ;)
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I live in Westminster.Edie is somewhere near Boulder.we have not met yet but she is always across the street from my house at a restaurant every Tuesday, Im at work..one day we will meet.
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yiimisekiz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
lovely :aww:
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