Thursday, September 24, 2009

creepy pretty

Dim vales-and shadowy floods-
And cloudy-looking woods,
Whose forms we can't discover
For the tears that drip all over
Huge moons there wax and wane-
Again-again-again-
Every moment of the night-
Forever changing places-

        And they put out the star-light
With the breath from their pale faces.
About twelve by the moon-dial
One more filmy than the rest
(A kind which, upon trial,
They have found to be the best)
Comes down-still down-and down
With its centre on the crown
Of a mountain's eminence,

While its wide circumference
In easy drapery falls
Over hamlets, over halls,
Wherever they may be-
O'er the strange woods- o'er the sea-
Over spirits on the wing-
Over every drowsy thing-
And buries them up quite
In a labyrinth of light-
And then, how deep!-O, deep!
Is the passion of their sleep.
In the morning they arise,
And their moony covering
Is soaring in the skies,
With the tempests as they toss,
Like-almost any thing-
Or a yellow Albatross.
They use that moon no more
For the same end as before-
Videlicet a tent-
Which I think extravagant:
It's atomies, however,
Into a shower dissever,
Of which butterflies,
Of Earth, who seek the skies,

And so come down again
(Never-contented things!)
Have brought a specimen
Upon their quivering wings.


"Fairy-Land" by Edgar Allan Poe
Photos by Denise Grünstein


la, la, another Sunday reserved for another photo shoot.
School starts and I suddenly have lost my (social) life.
.sigh.

4 comments:

suzannah said...

such a haunting, beautiful post ♥

Lightning Heart said...

what a gorgeous post!

Emily Garthwaite said...

Incredible photography, you have an inspiring style. xx

makemoremistakes said...

The third and fourth photos are my favorite, super hauntingly beautiful. Come visit me in Spain??? It's strange here, and my spanish sucks balls, but it's ok, I'm enjoying myself. I'll start spanish classes in the middle of this month so that will give me some contacts my own age (since I'm an au pair I spend most of my time with this family...who are really fucking awesome, but I want some peers!)/ hopefully improve my speaking abilities...Anyway, how are you? How's life/NYC/phototaking/everything?