I Go On Forever

Canon EOS 5D
Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM

I chatter, chatter, as I flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may comeand men may go,
But I go on forever.

I wind about, and in and out,
with here a blossom sailing,
And here and there a lusty trout,
And here and there a grayling,

And here and there a foamy flake
Upon me, as I travel
With many a silver water-break
Above the golden gravel,

And draw them all along, and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.

I steal by lawns and grassy plots,
I slide by hazel covers;
I move the sweet forget-me-nots
That grow for happy lovers.

I slip, I slide, I gloom, I glance,
Among my skimming swallows;
I make the netted sunbeam dance
Against my sandy shallows.

I murmur under moon and stars
In brambly wildernesses;
I linger by my shingly bars;
I loiter round my cresses;

And out again I curve and flow
To join the brimming river,
For men may come and men may go,
But I go on forever.

– Exerpt from “The Brook” by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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4 thoughts on “I Go On Forever

      • It must have felt great to be inside that amber-gelled softbox. Your photo did a good job of retaining that feeling.

        Yes, I am near the fires, and I have at least three personal connections. One woman, a potter, had her beautiful house burn to the ground. A naturalist east of Bastrop (the worst of the fires) lost some of his outbuildings and a few animals but not his house. And at

        http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/fire/

        you can see a picture of burnt woods I took behind the house of friends who luckily escaped with only the loss of a wooden fence.

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