August Midnight..

A shaded lamp and a waving blind,
And the beat of a clock from a distant floor:
On this scene enter--winged, horned, and spined -
A longlegs, a moth, and a dumbledore;
While 'mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands . . .

Thus meet we five, in this still place,
At this point of time, at this point in space.
- My guests parade my new-penned ink,
Or bang at the lamp-glass, whirl, and sink.
"God's humblest, they!" I muse. Yet why?
They know Earth-secrets that know not I.

An August Midnight by Thomas Hardy

Entering my birds-nest....pale moonlight trough my window..shadows of Hilltop trees bending..waving in the dark..a distant call of an owl..I'm home..I pick up my pen ..there are stories waiting to be told..drawings to be drawn..

The Dutchess continuous...

Art-1-William Henry Hunt-2-Penelope P. Neal.


Mapi said...

Yes you're back. I missed you dear Dutchess.
Love and hugs

Cobblestone Creations said...

Welcome back! You have been missed.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Welcome home dear Dutchess!
You have been missed... What a wonderful drawing! Bebe is waiting for you in Nowhere, and soon Anita will host a ball in the sky.
Enjoy you weekend

GrandmaK said...

I do enjoy the masterful works of Mr. Hardy! My 1st encounter with him was when I was a senior in high school. Have missed my visits here, shame on me!!! Have a grand weekend! Cathy

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU ARE BACK!!!!!!! I jumped out of my seat when I saw your comment LATE last night....I also spent so much time elsewhere yesterday that I did not see that you had posted..oh dearest, YOU ARE HOME and I see our beloved Penny has welcomed you back with a fine NOWHERE HUG.

Oh I want to hear all about your adventure.....yes dearest, draw, tell HER story...the story of Miss M......we are waiting ever so patiently. SO GOOD TO HAVE YOU HOME! Nita

Burlap Luxe said...

I am happy that you are back, Anita talks with me all the time in our emails and comments over at my place!
I am now happy to have been introduced to you through your beautiful words and talent!

I am also honored that you would take notice of my art and the hands that create OPERA!

I am going to enjoy my visits
Oh and what a connection here...
The poem at the top of your page saying "

"Hope is the thing with feathers..that perches in the soul..and sings the tune without the words.. and never stops-at all"

This is the very poem I have sent Anita on her comment list! and in emails!!
I will enjoy getting to know you much better!