take my hand and climb with me…

one hundred and fourteen degrees: ‘stardust to remember you…’

Boats and Birds ~ Gregory And The Hawk

one hundred and fourteen

Day fades, to night. Slow rainbow, streaks. Across, the blue. Fades, to black. Moon, in shadow. Winks, conspiratorial. Bound in darkness, the galaxy. And its ladder, of stars. Preserved, in diamond fire: truth.


“ here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows

higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) ”

~ e.e. cummings


I live to let you shine…

17 comments on “one hundred and fourteen degrees: ‘stardust to remember you…’

  1. countingducks
    January 22, 2013

    After that lovely dusk, comes this night time sky, and lines from e.e. cummings who happens to be one of my favourite poets. What a treat for me

    • circulartree
      January 22, 2013

      He’s a long time favourite of mine too, Peter. Was look for the ‘I love the stars too much to fear the night” quote, but stumbled on this instead… so: kismet! Written in the stars… such a magical night here tonight. Crystal clear and calm. About to head back outside for a cup of tea and stargazing…

  2. I love the way the depth slowly appears as your eyes adjust from the ‘glare’ of the moon. It’s a delight to feel night embracing us as it puts the day to rest.

    • circulartree
      January 22, 2013

      As intimate as a lover’s embrace, as soulful and as deep. So enjoyed experimenting with light and exposure – finally got the balance right. Love how the longer you look, the more stars start to appear out of the gloaming. Thanks for you kind words John… I’m hoping to see a buzzard in your tree before spring 🙂

  3. Victoria
    January 23, 2013

    Oh, LOVE love love this! What an absolutely beautiful capture.
    And your friend John’s comments are fitting as well as poetic, too.

    • circulartree
      January 23, 2013

      Thank you Victoria! Was so thrilled it came out as I saw it: a little love affair between Venus and the moon. The two brightest shining midnight stars… John’s got a beautiful way with words. And images…

  4. adrienclay36
    January 23, 2013

    This is such a perfect photo. I love everything about it. “Bound in darkness, the galaxy. And its ladder, of stars. Preserved, in diamond fire”
    This line says so much. I love anything that has to do with imagery involving, or conversation about the galaxy or the universe etc. It’s so enchanting. It’s absolutely beautiful. Once again, this is amazing! Keep it up.

    • circulartree
      January 23, 2013

      I’m utterly bewitched by the night sky, stars, the universe… have been since I was a child. A few weeks ago, long past midnight when the moon was new so there was little light to dull the star, I lay on my back staring up at the Milky Way as it stretched across the heavens and was so overcome by the sheer beauty… that exists every night, whether we stop to savour it. Or not. How lucky we are…

      And thank you Aiden, as always. Your words and comments are a gift. As your your magical photographs! Lots of love, Bx

  5. Aileen Rabbitt
    January 23, 2013

    Hello, really enjoyed browsing your blog. Love the photos, love the words and love the concept! Thanks for visiting Hush recently and thanks for posting one of my favourite poems!

    • circulartree
      January 24, 2013

      Thank you so much for visiting, climbing along and taking time out to comment… always a pleasure to connect over the ether nets… lots of love, Bx

  6. Heather
    January 23, 2013

    nicely done! thank you for visiting!

  7. Torrun
    February 10, 2013

    Reblogged this on hangingfromthejoshuatree and commented:
    The poem is of the simple kind which yet holds an ability to pierce the heart. Humanity and love, hope and grief, acceptance and withdrawal. And the picture is of the magical realist kind, very beautiful…

    • circulartree
      February 17, 2013

      Thank you for the reblog and kind words, Torrun. Have you read much ee cummings? He’s a great poet… this is only an extract, and he has many many deeply moving and melodic works. Sending you love and creative joy from Afrika, Bx

      • Torrun
        February 18, 2013

        To be honest – no sadly I haven’t. My focus area though has been of another poet with a similar temper (yet with his own differences of thought processes) which is Yeats.
        I shall though read upon E E Cummings’ works rest assured, I normally don’t reblog others posts even if I normally like them, reblogs are meant for those posts which really hit a chord with me 🙂

      • circulartree
        February 19, 2013

        Oh!! Then I am so happy to have introduced you to Mr Cummings – he’s amazing! As is Yeats. So glad post, poets and picture resonated with you. I want, more than anything, for people climbing here to feel moved, in whichever way. Proof of life. And love. Love from oak to joshua tree, Bx

      • Torrun
        February 20, 2013


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