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By bliba  
"Winter Night"


The whole world lies covered in snow,
Nothing brings me joy;
The tree stands desolate in the field,
Having long since shed its leaves.

Only the wind stirs in the silent night;
And rustling in the tree,
It gently shakes the treetop there
And makes it speak as if in a dream.


[The tree] is dreaming of the springtime to come,
Of [the colour] green, and of hissing springs,
Of [a time] when, in a new cloak of blossoms,
It will rustle in praise of God.


The poem "Winter Night", which was written in 1839 by the late novelist Joseph von Eichendorff, is about a winter night, which is described by a lyrical self. ... The lyrical I feels lonely, unhappy and looks forward to the coming spring.

Tags: Winter Monochrome Black and white Low light Seasons Winter scene

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9 Jan 2021 6:52PM
A splendid capture of the night, Oliver.SmileSmile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Jan 2021 7:03PM
Your story is well told! in this image
SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
9 Jan 2021 7:25PM
Great wintry road shot. Smile
should know the original as part of the set poems for my German A level...
will have to look it up or perhaps ePHOTOziners might appreciate the original...
stay safe and in isolation as instructed (though heavily ignored by the strange folk of Essex)...

Richard
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
9 Jan 2021 7:44PM
The positive with the coming of night, is that it is always followed by the light of a new day...
9 Jan 2021 7:54PM
Beautiful image and lovely poem.

Lory Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.6k 2372 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 9:15PM
Hello darkness my old friend,
I've come to talk to you again...

woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 9:29PM
thI last read Eichendorff 52 years ago BlushBlushBlush
I have scarcely touched the 19th century lyric since . . .
This is a good one - thank you 👍
Your photo fits the theme perfectly: the poetry of the headlights.

Regards
Bill
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 9:31PM
Excellent mono image and I do like the poem Ollie...
Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
9 Jan 2021 9:40PM
Excellent mono image Ollie. Great processing creating bleak, dark and mysterious. Great poem to accompany it.
capto Plus
8 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2021 10:16PM
A night to stay in for sure.Smile
ivor
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
9 Jan 2021 11:59PM
A great image to illustrate the tale. Oliver.
Ian
10 Jan 2021 12:14AM
A few streaks of light in that black sky. as if shooting stars were about ....
making a wish for spring . Loved the poem Ollie ...
You have a poetic soul methinks .
Best regards
Walt
10 Jan 2021 4:44AM
And indeed, these winter days and nights give us all more time for reflection and meditation...Life is like a black hole. You don't know what lies ahead. You can't even turn back. All you can do is move forward..
10 Jan 2021 7:27AM
Intense, bleak, lonely.
Wonderful work, Ollie.
Minty805 Plus
4 41 9 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2021 12:13PM
So much power from so little. That beam of headlights in the wintry gloom and the snow falling make a powerful statement. Superb work.
Allan
10 Jan 2021 12:19PM
Excellent work Oliver and such wonderful poetry to accompany this photograph
Pleased to add my award to your work.



Patty
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
10 Jan 2021 12:21PM
A fine winter night's capture, Ollie, your processing enhancing the bleakness 😃 Love the poem, too 👍
Trev 😀
11 Jan 2021 1:23PM
Great light! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Jukka.
11 Jan 2021 3:10PM
Superb bleakness
Fefe Plus
9 54 36 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2021 5:08PM
Great image Oliver.

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