Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Guning Biru...

Our trip to the Blue Mountains was refreshing... it was quite cold at this time of year... but the views were absolutely amazing...

As I stood there looking out on the great expanse of valleys and highlands... the old words of one of my favourite Tennyson poems floated through my mind...



THE splendour falls on castle walls
And snowy summits old in story:
The long light shakes across the lakes,
And the wild cataract leaps in glory.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
O hark, O hear! how thin and clear,
And thinner, clearer, farther going!
O sweet and far from cliff and scar
The horns of Elfland faintly blowing!
Blow, let us hear the purple glens replying:
Blow, bugle; answer, echoes, dying, dying, dying.
O love, they die in yon rich sky,
They faint on hill or field or river:
Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
And grow for ever and for ever.
Blow, bugle, blow, set the wild echoes flying,
And answer, echoes, answer, dying, dying, dying.
--Lord Tennyson--
More photos from our Blue Mountains Trip found at:
Day trip to Blue Mountains May-06

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