Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Single Purpose


  1. good photo.
    but the caption makes me wonder about other life forms and what we know about them and their brain activities in particular...

  2. I agree with Polona.

    There's a famous poem by Wallace Stevens called the Snow Man - a deeply profound poem - about the one "who nothing himself, beholds
    Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is."

    One must have a mind of winter
    To regard the frost and the boughs
    Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

    And have been cold a long time
    To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
    The spruces rough in the distant glitter

    Of the January sun; and not to think
    Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
    In the sound of a few leaves,

    Which is the sound of the land
    Full of the same wind
    That is blowing in the same bare place

    For the listener, who listens in the snow,
    And, nothing himself, beholds
    Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

  3. Good photo, Dalloway :)

    But I am so stuck by the poem upinVermont quoted...been to see his blog -- his profile isn't showing....anyways, thanks a lot, Patrick for quoting it :)


  4. ah Patrick - a poem for every occasion.

    as I mentioned in the haibun comments I spent many hours getting into the mind of the bee to get a half way decent shot. Id put money on the fact that that bee was only thinking: THAT FLOWER

  5. Yes, the photograph is amazing.

    bee of two
    minds - distracted by Dalloway's
    single purpose


  6. Patrick, I almost coughed up a burrito laughing too hard just then.


Thanks for taking the time to write something.