Thursday, October 27, 2005

Before getting up, beautiful soaps, sheep

The time between waking and getting out of bed, when you hear early morning noises outside the window and, half asleep, let your mind wander.

It is a pleasure to follow the observations of Clare Grant, who invented the idea of noting three beautiful things every day, and the feel-good librarian, who, like me could not resist taking up the idea. Going to their weblogs everyday is like following soap operas as you learn a little bit more about their lives, but with none of the melodrama.

The way the sun, low in the sky, touches sheep, which I see from the train to Hastings, with a makes them glow with a silvery light. It reminds me of the work of the mystical painter, Samuel Palmer, who lived in Shoreham, Kent, and was a friend of William Blake.


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Lucas said...

The time between waking & getting out of bed...This reminds me of Tennyson's lyric in The Princess where he refers to "The earliest pipe of half awakened birds" - also Laurence Whistler's poem Yestermorrow. For my first encounter with this poem see my blog pomesonpoets.