Sunday, April 14, 2013

seeing double.





















57-year-old me, in front of my mother's portrait of me, at age five or so. 

Which reminds me of a favorite poem by Walter de la Mare:


Me

As long as I live
I shall always be
My Self—and no other,
Just me.

Like a tree.
Willow, elder,
Aspen, thorn,
Or cypress forlorn.

Like a flower,
For its hour—
Primrose, or pink,
Or a violet—
Sunned by the sun,
And with dewdrops wet.

Always just me.

— Walter de la Mare



13 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

This is a wonderful post, Leslie. Beautiful you, and your mother's painting of you as an adorable child, together with one of de la Mare's delightful poems. Three beauties.
Luv, K

Nancy said...

Leslie, this is a beautiful post...and I just keep thinking "Love Abounds"...as a child as an adult.....God has poured out His love for you.....Physically and internally you are beautiful...

Noelle Clearwater said...

So wonderful to see your face sweet friend and the reflection of the child within, looking on behind you. A lovely pairing on a Sun-day. Wishing only good things for you.
Love x
Noelle

Elizabeth said...

Remarkable -- and how beautiful you are.

Elizabeth Wix said...

Oh yes!
we remain utterly the same!
Who is the wonderful character with the slipper below?

Jodi said...

Yeah um I thought you were on a blogging break. This post is the first to show itself in my blog feeder for a long time, but I see I've missed some. How did that happen? Any way you were missed and you're beautiful. I can see where Em gets her good looks from.

Loree said...

I love Walter de la Mare. What a beautiful photo of you.

S. Etole said...

Looking good! Always a joy to see you here.

Jane George said...

gorgeous x

Beth said...

I love this! It's so good to see your face! How precious this painting is!
I love the poem too.:>)

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

'forlorn' is a favourite word of mine!
but just look at you.
terrific close up!
n♥

Tracy said...

This was VERY sweet, Leslie... So LOVELY to see lovely YOU. :o) ((LOVE & HUGS))

ayala said...

You are beautiful ! Love this post !