Nature, a poem by Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

A    sepal, petal, and a thorn
Upon a common summer’s morn,
A flash of dew, a bee or two,
A breeze
A caper in the trees,

— And I’m a rose!.
This photo was taken a week ago or so, at the Luxembourg gardens in Paris. And Emily Dickinson’s poem is so refreshing!

6 thoughts on “Nature

  1. personal response for Claude:

    I don’t know how I ever stumbled on your blogs, but I’m so happy I did. I dream of Paris, having been there three times, and your photos and comments bring me back each time I read and see them.

    Thank you!

    Michigan, USA

  2. How lovely to have a response, Claude!

    And, again, what a lovely website of yours,

    Noel (cannot put the trema over the e on my keyboard!)

    Do strangers assume you are a male, as they do me?

    I always know who it is that does not know me when that happens with mail or the like!

    A bientot,

  3. Yes, I actually have a question. My parents named me Noel with the trema, but unfortunately the mark would never translate onto school classroom lists and as a result I was always called the male form. In order to remedy this I changed my spelling to Noelle, but have always kept the trema. I have been told that the trema does not exist in the French language. I know it did when I took French in high school, but this a Russian acquaintance that apparently speaks French fluently. Is she right do I spell my name wrong?

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