Daily Archives: May 3, 2009

You know the place

Istanbul Tulip Festival 2009, Istanbul, Pentax K10d

Istanbul Tulip Festival 2009, Istanbul, Pentax K10d

You know the place

You know the place: then
Leave Crete and come to us
waiting where the grove is
pleasantest, by precincts

sacred to you; incense
smokes on the altar, cold
streams murmur through the

apple branches, a young
rose thicket shades the ground
and quivering leaves pour

down deep sleep; in meadows
where horses have grown sleek
among spring flowers, dill

scents the air. Queen! Cyprian!
Fill our gold cups with love
stirred into clear nectar

Sappho

portrait on tulips

portrait from Tulip Festival, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

portrait from Tulip Festival, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

A midsummer night’s dream

İstanbul Tulip Festival 2009, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

İstanbul Tulip Festival 2009, İstanbul, Pentax K10d

A midsummer night’s dream

“If we shadows have offended
Think but this and all is mended,
That you have but slumber’d here,
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme
No more yielding but a dream.”

William Shakespeare