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Throne of The Fisher King by catch---22 Throne of The Fisher King by catch---22

The cricket's cry and the locust's whirr,
And the note of a bird's distress,
With the rasping sound of the grasshopper,
Clung to the loneliness
Like burrs to a trailing dress.

So lonely, too, so more than sad,
So droning-lone with bees--
I wondered what more could Nature add
To the sum of its miseries . . .
And then--I saw the trees.

Skeletons gaunt that gnarled the place,
Twisted and torn they rose--
The tortured bones of a perished race
Of monsters no mortal knows,
They startled the mind's repose.

And a man stood there, as still as moss,
A lichen form that stared;
With an old blind hound that, at a loss,
Forever around him fared
With a snarling fang half bared.

I looked at the man; I saw him plain;
Like a dead weed, gray and wan,
Or a breath of dust. I looked again--
And man and dog were gone,
Like wisps of the graying dawn. . . .

Were they a part of the grim death there--
Ragweed, fennel, and rue?
Or forms of the mind, an old despair,
That there into semblance grew
Out of the grief I knew?


~Madison Cawein, "Wasteland"
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Artist
Beautiful....... :omg:
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artist
awesome gift you have...and a King Fisher team is in my back yard....fast..loud and wild.... ;-)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
sounds pretty cool!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Artist
they are amazing....
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Elenihrivesse Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   Photographer
Beautiful, both picture and poetry :)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you Victoria :rose:
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:iconvlad-off-kru:
Vlad-Off-kru Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful!

please liked, my page :) [link]
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful shot and a perfect poem choice:)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just LOVE IT!!!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much! :)
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surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
This awesome work is featured in my journal [link] . :heart:

Beautiful lyrics! :aww:
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boguslav4 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Wow. Nice shot !
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much!
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figueline Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Beautiful Dennis...
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you dear Figueline :heart:
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:iconpinedrop:
Pinedrop Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
What a great little beach hut and setting!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Tris!!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fantastic! :clap:
Great title, too...
And there are so many of these on our several of our beaches here...
:aww:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Tea!

it's the first one I've seen at this lake :)
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MurielLeeJones Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
wow! beautiful!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you :D
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Sandrita-87 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Oh nice :)
there is something like this in Samothraki where we spend our whole day, in laziness :D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Samathraki looks like a perfect place to do a day of laziness.

thank you Lily :)
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Sandrita-87 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Welcome :hug:

ps. Samothraki is perfect in every way, you should go and check it out :D
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philippeL Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Philippe! :)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, Dennis
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Douce-Amertume Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Seems so quiet! :)
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
it actually was :)
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miirex Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
good work
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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Enkased Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
man.... awesome foreground...
these sunset shots are great!
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you much... the lakes are low and I've never seen so much driftwood.
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you David.
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Frostedtail Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Writer
Fabulous photograph and a poem to match.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   General Artist
Here...it is a "hunpy". Wish I could play there.
I just love the golden pinks of sunrises.
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
lol, hunpy is a fun word to say.

yeah you just can't beat when the day begins.
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012   General Artist
LOL That was a typo. How funny and what will your comment be now. it should read "humpy" :-))
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:iconcatch---22:
catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
lmao... well humpy sounds more fun.
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You have captures some beautiful tones on this Lovely Sunrise Dennis,
The word describe it well....and it looks like you had an uncomfortable sleep waiting for it....,lol
can you sit in it?.....I am guessing its is used for shade from the sun. Lovely place :D :love:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Donna... it does have a little throne inside but upon sticking my head in and being swarmed by mosquitoes I withdrew. :)
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:sprint:..lol...Wise decision my friend...:):rose:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Heh! I immediately thought of the movie 'The Fisher King' with Robin Williams :D

Cool poetry and shot, Dennis :clap:
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